RARE ORIGINAL 40s SIGN FROM THE RALPH McCUTCHEON RANCH
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This sign is from the PERSONAL ARCHIVE COLLECTIONS OF COWBOY STAR, RODEO & ROPING LEGEND MONTIE MONTANA. This is a sturdy metal sign measuring 16" x 24". It is a rare piece of old western motion picture history. The entire sign reads: RALPH MCCUTCHEON MOTION PICTURE LIVESTOCK & EQUIPMENT EM-22139 14725 PARTHENIA VAN NUYS, CALIF. The heavy enamel sign is white, red, tan and black enamel on sheet metal, with four horse (Fury being one of them) portraits, and a barn silhouette. This is a VERY RARE ORIGINAL SIGN FROM THE McCUTCHEON RANCH. PERHAPS THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND! .....AND ..... It has the original Certificate of Authenticity with Lifetime Guarantee of Provenance. I purchased this sign back in 2002. It has been stored and is in the same exact condition it was in when purchased. There is a little surface rust on the back side and around the screw holes, other than that it is in great condition for it's age. This item definatley belongs in a museum. In fact I have talked to the American Saddlebred Association, and they would love to have it in their museum. Ralph trained numerous horses and other animals for motion pictures and Television. He was looked upon as one of the best. He trained horses like Fury, Cali, Diablo, and Dice, just to mention a few, and other numerous animals. This sign is the only known one in existence, and belonged to Montie Montana and hung in his barn after Ralph's death, up until his death when his wife put it up for auction.