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Roy Rogers saddle sells for $412,000 in auction

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Roy Rogers' sterling silver, gold and ruby-studded saddle, which the cowboy movie star claimed as one of his prized possessions, sold together with a harness set for $412,000 at auction late Saturday at a Western collectors show in Mesa, Ariz.

An anonymous bidder rode away with the 1931 saddle, bridle and martingale owned by the "King of the Cowboys" after some spirited bidding among 30 collectors, event organizers said.

Another anonymous telephone bidder spent $187,000 for his classic chaps and gauntlets and a third collector paid $61,000 for Rogers' silver spurs and boot tops.