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True Grit 1969

True Grit was the sixth mug made by the Mug Shop on a Burden China blank.

Of course this is the movie for which John Wayne was finally recognized with his much overdue Academy Award.   It’s ashamed Hollywood politics unfairly prevented Duke from the many Oscar(s) he deserved.  If you’ve ever seen his acceptance, it’s obvious how much being acclaimed by his peers meant to him.  So it’s easy to see the special value in this mug, as it is for “the” movie John Wayne won his only Oscar.  An interesting side note, is that the next time John Wayne showed up on the set of the movie he was currently filming, everyone was wearing an eye patch like the one he wore in True Grit.  A touching gesture from those who worked with him.

Sold: Ebay

Jun 12, 2018


This is an extremely rare mug I know you have seen some cast mugs out there but never for true grit the only movie John Wayne won an Oscar for I’ve never seen another one from true grit and it’s also in mint condition


This is the most we've ever seen paid for this mug... the "record".   Average values are considerably less, usually less than half.

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