A mask worn by actor Clayton Moore when he played the Lone Ranger on television, during the 1950s, is set to go up for auction.
The eye covering was worn by the Wild West hero character during the TV show’s heyday in the 1950s and was kept by the actor until his death in 1999.
Moore played the show’s hero from its inception in 1949 until 1951, when he left over a pay dispute. He returned to the role in 1954 and remained until the programme ended in 1957.
The iconic piece of memorabilia is expected to fetch $60,000 when it is sold by Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles on November 10.
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Johnny Cash’s costumes, instruments and handwritten lyrics have smashed original estimates and raised more than $700,000 at auction.
The Man In Black’s possessions were sold off in Los Angeles in a lengthy three-day auction, which included a staggering 1,000 lots, over the weekend (Dec 4).
The priciest item up for grabs was the famous blue denim jumpsuit worn by Cash in an iconic Jim Marshall photograph, which shows the late star flicking his middle finger to the camera.
The item was expected to sell for between $3,000 to $5,000, but soared up to a massive $50,000.
A guitar which Cash used to write the first four lines of his track I Walk The Line also made $50,000.
The Julien’s Auctions event raised more than $700,000 in total and a portion of the proceeds will be given to the MusiCares charity, which helps musicians with health or financial problems.
The event marks the largest sale of Cash memorabilia since a 2004 auction which was was held to pay for estate taxes following the singer’s death in 2003.