We believe this mug was made to commemorate the 1976 Bicentennial. As an American icon John Wayne appeared at many Bicentennial events and with his generous nature had these to give away. This is another example of a striped handle mug. This mug was given to Bob Schumer, Chief Financial Officer of Wayne’s production company Batjac. Bob Schumer worked for John Wayne for many years.
Jeff from Pennsylvania tells us he believes the bicentennial Mug was for the hospital staff when he had his heart valve operation at Boston U in 76. Jeff has contributed more information to our site which can be accessed with the -NEW INFO- link above.
Sold: Private Sale
Jan 25, 2019
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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