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John Wayne Stagecoach by Franklin Mint

John Wayne Stagecoach made by Franklin Mint. Details HERE.

Over the decades there have been many collectible products of John Wayne made, and amongst the attractive items are the John Wayne figurines. These were made by a number of different manufacturers and as with all collectors items they were limited in numbers or production time, and of course their costs varied. There are many others not listed here most being single issues, but these are the main Collection sets issued by Bradford Exchange, Franklin Mint and Sideshow Collectibles.

What is the value of these John Wayne figurines?
As with all collectibles, their value will be driven by supply and demand, and the passage of time, and how badly someone wants a particular item that they may have been searching for over a long period and what they are prepared to pay. When these items were first advertised the manufacturers often used the term 'Limited Edition' suggesting a limited number were made. Some manufacturers may state the exact numbers made or use a phrase such as '95 firing days only' which suggests no more will be made after that. But if 50 a day are made for 95 days, that is 4750.

Because we all collect different things the chances of them running out are reduced. These are marketing ploys used to make us rush out and buy the products. Other marketing ploys are that these items are an investment. Some are, but many are not. Some of the items may now sell for less than when they were first released; some have retained the same value; some do not sell at all, and some have appreciated in value. The Internet has opened up what was once a small market for specialist dealers who could demand high prices because there was nowhere that ordinary people could go to buy or advertise items for sale. Online auction sites have had a remarkable effect of the value of collectibles; what won't sell one day may sell another time. But things can change. So there is no definitive answer to the question.

Last Updated: 26 May 2012

Franklin Mint Domed Figurines

The figurines below were issued by the Franklin Mint in the late 1980's / early 1990's and are no longer available from them. They all had glass domes, which have been left out of the photographs so the figures themselves can be more easily seen. All were Limited Editions and all had a Certificate of Authenticity.

It is believed twenty figurines were issued and it is the biggest single issue of such a collection. There were 18 western designs and 2 military designs. The titles below are as stated on the Certificate of Authenticy that came with each figurine. Although none were officially linked to any particular John Wayne film, members of the John Wayne Message Board have come up with possible films that they relate to.

Figurine Titles
All of the domed figurines were issued with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA), like THIS. Each had a title for the figurine. Several of mine were separated from their COA's because they were on display. The others remained in their original boxes with the COA attached.

For that reason I do not have the titles of several of these as I did not note them before putting them on display.

If anyone can put a title to the appropriate figurine it will be of great help.

Contact me HERE

There is some speculation that Franklin Mint did not always send out the correct COA as two have been reported with titles that are different to mine. Undefeatable Spirit has been reported having the title Rugged Horseman;
Round Up has been reported having the title Wrangler.

The first one shown here was initially issued with a COA giving it the title John Wayne. Later issues had the title changed to Long Arm Of The Law. The pose was also slightly different in the later issue, showing mostly in the right arm that is holding the rifle. The colouring was also lighter in the later issue.



John Wayne Figurine

John Wayne
(Early Issues)
Long Arm Of The Law
(Late Issues)
Film: Rio Bravo

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John Wayne Figurine

Champion Of The West
Film: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance



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John Wayne Figurine

She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
Film: She Wore A Yellow Ribbon


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John Wayne Figurine

Spirit of The Alamo
Film: The Alamo



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John Wayne Figurine

Western Legend
Film: Stagecoach


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John Wayne Figurine

Rangerider
Film: The Big Trail


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John Wayne Figurine

The Legend Lives On
Film: El Dorado


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John Wayne Figurine

Cattle Baron
Film: Big Jake


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John Wayne Figurine

John Wayne
Film: The Shootist


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John Wayne Figurine

Texas Ranger
Film: The Comancheros


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John Wayne. Cavalry Officer Figurine

Cavalry Officer
Film: Rio Grande


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John Wayne. Defender Of The West Figurine

Defender Of The West
Film: North To Alaska


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John wayne. Legendary Horseman Figurine

Rugged Horseman
Film:


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John Wayne. Round-Up Figurine

Wrangler
Film: The Cowboys


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John Wayne. Rugged Horseman Figurine

Round Up
Film: Red River


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John Wayne. Spirit Of The West Figurine

Spirit Of The West
Film: Hondo


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John Wayne. Undefeatable Spirit Figurine

Undefeatable Spirit
Film: The Searchers


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John Wayne. Western Lawman Figurine

Western Lawman
Film: The Star Packer


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John Wayne. Western Lawman Figurine

Combat Sergeant
Film: Sands Of Iwo Jima


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John Wayne Figure in Green Berets

Green Berets
Film: The Green Berets


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Other Franklin Mint Figures

These are larger figures than above and there are others that were made, and will be added as I get details of them. They are no longer available from Franklin Mint. All were Limited Editions and all had a Certificate of Authenticity



John Wayne. The Duke Figure

The Duke
12" Porcelain
With Wooden Base
By Lawrence Heyda

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John Wayne. Defender Of The West Figure

Defender Of The West
(Western Lawman)
12" Porcelain
With Wooden Base
By sculptor by Steve Lord

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John Wayne. Rangerider Figure

Rangerider
12" Porcelain
With Wooden Base
By sculptor Steve Lord

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Franklin Mint John Wayne Bear

The Duke

Mohair Bear by Beverly White
17" 1995

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Franklin Mint John Wayne Protector Of The West Bear

Protector Of The West

Mohair Bear by Beverly White
17" 1995

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John Wayne Bronze Model by Franklin Mint

John Wayne on Horseback

10" High Bronze Model
Limited Edition: 1000

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John Wayne Doll by Franklin Mint

The Duke

19½" Porcelain Doll
1992

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baby John Wayne Doll

Baby John Wayne

12" Porcelain. Face based on John Wayne as baby

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John Wayne Hondo Figure by Franklin Mint

Hondo

19¾" First issued around 1995
Porcelain and real cloth

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John Wayne. Cowboy Legend. By Franklin Mint

Cowboy Legend

12" Porcelain
With wooden base

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Other Franklin Mint Items - John Wayne Pocket Watches

These six pocket watches were issued in the late 1980's / early 1990's. They all had glass domes like the Franklin Mint figurines above.



John Wayne Pocket Watch

Western

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John Wayne American Flag Pocket Watch

American

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John Wayne Company D Pocket Watch

Texas Ranger

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John Wayne Legend Pocket Watch

Legend

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John Wayne Rancher Pocket Watch

Rancher

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John Wayne Collector Pocket Watch

Collector

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Reissues - John Wayne Pocket Watches

These two pocket watches were reissued by Franklin Mint around 2007



Franklin Mint John Wayne Collector Pocket Watch. Reissue

Collector Watch

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Franklin Mint John Wayne Texas Ranger Pocket Watch. Reissue

Texas Ranger

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Anthony Of Solvang

Anthony Of Solvang, real name Anthony Bulone, was the man who created the original Barbie Doll. He specialised in making molds for many figures including THESE. He made several John Wayne figures.

The Duke by Anthony Of Solvang

John Wayne

36" Tall. This is a library photograph
Body made of composite and the head from porcelain.


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John Wayne Flying Bust by Anthony Of Solvang

The Duke

7" Tall. 1991
Duke Bust in Flying hat.
Made from composite and sprayed to give a bronze effect.

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John Wayne Bust by Anthony Of Solvang

The Duke

Ceramic bust 8½" Tall.



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John Wayne Bust by Anthony Of Solvang

The Duke

Ceramic bust 9½" Tall.
Similar to the one on the left but has been painted in a glazed brown colour

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Bradford Exchange Figures

These are currently available. Do an Internet search for Bradford Exchange in your own country.



American Hero Figurine Collection. 8" High. 2007

John Wayne. The Duke. American Hero Figurine Collection

The Duke

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Bradford Exchange John Wayne Figurine. Sunset Rider

Sunset Rider

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John Wayne Figurine. The Cowboy by Bradford Exchange

The Cowboy

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John Wayne Figurine. Gunslinging Hero by Bradford Exchange

Gunslinging Hero

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Frontier Hero Diorama Collection. 8" High. 2008

Bradford Exchange Diorama. John Wayne, Walking Tall

Walking Tall

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Bradford Exchange Diorama. John Wayne, America's Lawman

America's Lawman

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Legendary Moments Collection. 15" High. 2010
Resin painted in bronze tone. Stunning piece.

John Wayne Lawman

Lawman

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Sideshow Collectibles

These were all limited edition issues and highly sought after. None are now in production

John Wayne Figure. Tigers Figure

Flying Tigers Pilot

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John Wayne Figure. John Wayne

John Wayne

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John wayne Figure. Pacific Marine

Pacific Marine

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John Wayne Figure. Pacific Marine Special Edition

Pacific Marine Exclusive Edition

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John wayne Figure. Green Beret in Dense Green Tigerstripe Combat Clothing

Dense Tigerstripe Pattern

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John Wayne Figure. Green Berets Special Edition

Green Berets Exclusive Edition

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John Wayne Figure. Green Berets

Green Berets

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John Wayne Figure. Cavalry Officer Special Edition

Cavalry Officer Exclusive Edition

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John Wayne Figure. Cavalry Officer

Cavalry Officer

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Custom made figures

These are 1-off custom made John Wayne figures made from various components from Sideshow or Dragon model parts. They have been made by model enthusiasts.

Custom Figure of John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn

John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn

Film: True Grit
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Custom Figure of John Wayne as JB Books

John Wayne as JB Books

Film: The Shootist
12" 2009

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Custom Figure of John Wayne as Cavalry Officer

John Wayne as a Cavalry Officer

 
12" 2009

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John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn and Horse Bo

Rooster Cogburn and Bo

Film: True Grit
16½" 2008

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John Wayne as Capt Jim Gordon

Capt Jim Gordon

Film: Flying Tigers
12" 2009

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John Wayne as Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort

Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort

Film: The Longest Day
12" 2002

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John Wayne as Capt Jim Gordon

Capt Jim Gordon


Film: Flying Tigers
12" WFM Toys and Hobbies

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John Wayne as Capt Rockwell Torrey

Capt Rockwell Torrey (John Wayne) and Comm Paul Eddington Jr (Kirk Douglas)

Film: In Harm's Way

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Other Figures

This is a selection of other interesting sculptures and figurines. More coming soon. Photographs will be improved when available.



John Wayne Figurine

The Duke

Die cast metal
Woodland Scenics, Kansas 1979
5" with glass dome

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John Wayne as Ringo. Metal kit model

The Ringo Kid

54mm metal kit
Andrea Miniatures


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John Wayne metal kit model

The Duke

54mm metal kit
Andrea Miniatures


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John Wayne as Ethan Edwards. Metal kit model

Ethan Edwards

54mm metal kit
Andrea Miniatures

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John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn. Metal kit model

Rooster Cogburn

54mm metal kit
Andrea Miniatures

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John Wayne bust. Metal kit model

The Duke

200mm metal kit
Andrea Miniatures

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John Wayne figure from Dark Command

John Wayne as Bob Seton

From Dark Command
Avon Images of Hollywood
7" Porcelain. 1985

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John Wayne by Daniel Montford

John Wayne

Daniel Montford Collection.
Made from Hydrostone. 1983
20" high

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John Wayne by Daniel Montford

Trail Boss

Daniel Montford Collection.
Made from Hydrostone. 1982
7" high

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John Wayne On Horseback

John Wayne on Horseback

10½" Bronze Effect Figurine
UK 2008/9

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John Wayne Bronze Head

John Wayne

11½" Bronze Bust
UK 2008/9

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John Wayne Figurine by Vandor

John Wayne

10½" Hand Painted Resin
Vandor Limited Edition of 1200

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John Wayne Bust from Iwo Jima

John Wayne

Film: The Sands Of Iwo Jima
Vandor

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John Wayne Bust from Rio Bravo

The Duke

Film: Rio Bravo
Vandor

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John Wayne as Colonel Mike Kirby, Green Berets

John Wayne as Col Mike Kirby

Film: The Green Berets
12" Dragon Models 2008

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John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn by sculptor Michael Welch

Rooster Cogburn

12" figure by Michael Welch
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John Wayne. Horse Soldier by Michael Welch

Horse Soldier

12" figure by Michael Welch
Individually made to order



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John Wayne Stamp Bear

John Wayne Stamp Bear

Legends of Hollywood, Special Collection. 2005. 9"
Official Licensed Retail Product of the United States Post Office

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John Wayne. Symbol Of The West by Effanbee

Symbol Of The West

17" Vinyl figure by Effanbee
1981. Only made for a year
A portion of the royalties when this doll was originally sold went to the John Wayne Memorial Cancer Fund

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John Wayne by Effanbee. Guardian of The West

Guardian Of The West

17" Vinyl figure by Effanbee
1982. Only made for a year
A portion of the royalties when this doll was originally sold went to the John Wayne Memorial Cancer Fund

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John Wayne Bronxe Figurine

John Wayne

Bronze Effect Figurine
UK 2008/9





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Rooster Cogburn by Harry Marshal III

Rooster Cogburn

12" painted bronze figure
By sculptor Harry Marshall III
350 made


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John Wayne Figurine

John Wayne

16" Made in 1987
Only about 10 made by hand



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John Wayne as soldier

John Wayne

Museum Collections Inc.
8" Porcelain
Made in Taiwan 1987


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John Wayne

John Wayne

4½" plastic or resin
2005 Carlton Cards
American Greetings™


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John Wayne figure from Carlton Cards

An American Icon

4½" plastic or resin
2006 Carlton Cards
American Greetings™


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John wayne Figure by Carlton Cards

John Wayne

4½" plastic or resin
2007 Carlton Cards
American Greetings™


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John Wayne

John Wayne

4½" plastic or resin
2009 Carlton Cards
American Greetings™


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John Wayne. Bronze Effect Figure

John Wayne

13" Bronze Effect Figure
UK 2009



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John Wayne. Bronze Figuer Sitting On Log

John Wayne

9" Bronze Effect Figure
UK 2009



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John Wayne

John Wayne

2¾" Metal Figure
King And Country’s
Issue KX001. Issued only with large orders from K&C

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Bronze effect ceramin bust of John Wayne

John Wayne

6½" Ceramic Bust
Bronze effect paint. 1983



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Fabric Mache figure of John Wayne

John Wayne

8" Ceramic and cloth




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John Wayne as Ethan Edwards

Ethan Edwards
Film: The Searchers

130mm Resin
(Without base)
Glory Guys

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John Wayne as Nathan Brittles

Captain Nathan Brittles
Film: She Wore A Yellow Ribbon

4" Resin
(Without base)
Glory Guys

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(Brittles with John Wayne Stagecoach)

John Wayne as John T Chance

John T Chance
Film: Rio Bravo

60mm Linde Plastic
Glory Guys

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John Wayne as Col Davey Crockett

Col. Davy Crockett
Film: The Alamo

54mm Plastic
Glory Guys

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John Wayne as Col Davy Crockett

The Death of Col. Davy Crockett
Film: The Alamo

54mm Plastic Dutko Conversion
Glory Guys

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John Wayne as Col Davy Crockett

The Duke


90mm Wooster. Metal
Glory Guys

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John Wayne as the Ringo Kid

Ringo Kid

110mm Superior Models. Metal
Hand Painted By Glory Guys

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John Wayne as the Ringo Kid

Ringo Kid

110mm Superior Models. Metal
Hand Painted By Glory Guys

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John Wayne

John Wayne

4". Royal Hampshire, UK. Pewter

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John Wayne

John Wayne

80mm. GW Denver. Lead
Hand Painted By Glory Guys

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The Man Who Killed Liberty Valance

Liberty Valance

160mm by 90mm set
Hand Made and Painted By Glory Guys

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Rooster Cogburn

Rooster Cogburn

150mm incl base

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John Wayne

John Wayne

10". 1998 from The Leonardo Collection. Resin

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John Wayne

John Wayne

4½". 1998 from The Leonardo Collection. Resin

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John Wayne as Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort

Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
Film: The Longest Day

Metal base 52mm x 25mm. 25mm high

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John Wayne as Col John Marlowe

Col. John Marlowe
Film: The Horse Soldiers

80mm Metal
Glory Guys

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