The Alamo 1960
Years ago my buddy Dave asked which John Wayne mug I would want to own the most. He was surprised when I told him The Alamo. It’s not one of the earliest mugs. It’s not one of the rarest mugs, in fact due to the enormous scale of the production, there were more mugs made for the Alamo, than any other movie, about 1300. So he asked why The Alamo, what is so special about that one. I replied, “Dave, I’m a Texan…” he knew exactly what I meant. It would be next to impossible to collect a mug from every movie. Most John Wayne fans would be thrilled to own one of these rare mementos from Duke. So often it’s the one from their favorite movie or maybe one that has special meaning… like someone from Texas. It’s very interesting that this is the mug Bob Williams was the proudest of. Not because it was his biggest order, he was very proud of the beautiful rendition of the iconic Shrine, the Alamo, in San Antonio, Tx. We have an example of the personalized version to the right.
Sold: John Wayne
Birthplace Museum Auction
May 28, 2022
This mug was auctioned at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum fundraiser.
28 MAY 2022 JW Museum 7600 Anne
15 JAN 2020 Ebay 5000* Frank
24 JUL 2012 Heritage 4500 Art
01 MAY 2022 Ebay 3845 Bill
03 NOV 2018 Heritage 2750 Audrey
19 NOV 2017 Ebay 2400 Bill
10 FEB 2019 Ebay 2375 Tom
22 SEP 2014 Ebay 2000 George
*Listing price, best offer sale.
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