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Lone Ranger costume sells for $195,000 at auction

Jul 13, 2014 | 5:39pm EDT

A costume Clayton Moore wore as the title character in classic TV series The Lone Ranger has sold at auction for $195,000 (£113,901). The ensemble donned by the masked former Texas Ranger in the popular U.S. series went under the hammer on Saturday (12Jul14), through Waco, Texas-based auction house A & S Auction Co. An undisclosed buyer purchased the outfit, which included matching light blue shirt and pants, a red kerchief, Stetson hat, cowboy boots and a belt holster which holds two custom-made Colt pistols. Organisers at the auction house originally set the price at $150,000 (£87,611), but the TV artifact eventually sold for $45,000 (£26,283) more than the estimate. The Lone Ranger character debuted in a radio show in 1933, spawning a series of books, comic books, movies, and the TV series starring Moore, which ran from 1949 to 1957.

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