An event scheduled for this Saturday is expected to be a big draw for fans of the TV shows "Bonanza" and "Battlestar Galactica." The event is an auction of show memorabilia and personal items that belonged to actor Lorne Greene, who starred in both shows, the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports.
One item up for auction is a "Bonanza" belt buckle inlaid with a $20 gold coin, which the publication says is now worth $3,000. The buckle was produced by Nevada’s Carson City Mint and is expected to sell for $10,000. A single-action Colt rifle that was made for Greene may sell for about $15,000, said auction house co-owner Jeffrey Pilliod.
“I’m guessing 90% of buyers will be ‘Bonanza’ fans, and the other 10% will be ‘Battlestar Galactica’ fans,” Pilliod said.
Greene starred in "Bonanza" from 1959-1973 and in "Battlestar Galactica" from 1978 to 1980. He died in 1987 at the age of 72. The auction was arranged by his son, Chuck, who said he had "too much stuff" and wanted to offer some to the public, the story notes.