Nellybelle Research Archives

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NellyBelle Pennington, NJ $90,000

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: , .

UPDATE:  The original NellyBelle is still for sale at $90,000, but it is negotiable. 

You can read about the last auction of this jeep in 2010 at the CJ-3B site.
Here’s the original Christie’s listing.

 
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Roy Rogers and Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Originally published 02/18/2012

Here are a couple jeep pictures with Roy Rogers I hadn’t seen before.

http://www.westernclippings.com/treasures/westerntreasures_gallery_23.shtml.  Note this one is a dually!

http://nostalgia049.wordpress.com/category/classic-tv/

 
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Nelly Belle Marx Jeep **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Up for auction is a Marx “NELLYBELLE” Willys JEEP. Very old vintage steel toy. About 11 x 5.5 inches. The hood was fastened with nuts and bolts, see pictures for condition.”

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Roy Rogers Chuck Wagon and Jeep Toys w/ Box

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was an Auction.

This auction occurs September 15, 2013, at Earnest Shepherd Youth Center
610 E. Shepherd Rd. Liberty, MO.

“Vintage Ideal “Roy Rogers Chuck Wagon and Jeep” in Original Box;”

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June 1954 Roy Rogers Comic Book **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Comics, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

According to the description, on the back of this comic book is a picture of Roy, Dale and Bullet in a Jeep.  No indication they are in Nellybelle or some other jeep.

“ROY ROGERS Western Comic Book, JUNE 1954, DELL Volume 1 No.78. 100% Complete With NO MAJOR DAMAGE, No Writing On Inside Pages. Comic Book Lays Flat, With No Water Or Mildew Damage. With Tight Spine. Very Nice Condition For Age. Some Covers May have Slight Minimal Nicks, Scratches, Minimal (slight) Spine Separation Etc., So See Scan For Details, As All Items Sold As Is, Due To Their Age. COMPLETE COVER SEPARATION WITH TIGHT SPINE AND ALL COLORFUL PAGES PRESENT, LAYING FLAT. The Rear Inside Cover Is An Ad For THE SCHWIN PHANTOM BICYCYLE, And The Rear Outside CoverShows Roy, Dale, And Bullet, In A Willys Jeep.”

 
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The Bodnar Private Collection

• CATEGORIES: Features, Museums, toys • TAGS: .

While going through the pictures of his new jeep, Frank found these images he took at a Ron Bodnar’s personal museum in Edmonton, Canada.  After doing a little research, I learned more about Ron and the cars and memorabilia he has amassed. This Edmonton Journal news article explains more about this unusual collection.

“I came across these old pics from christmas time. a willys sign , a nelly belle pedal car, and some tonka jeeps ( at least 20 ) at a private, family museum. Thought it relevant since the post of the nelly belle ad posted a couple of days ago.”

 
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1954 Christmas Ad that includes NellyBell Pedal Car

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Great looking ORIGINALS, NOT COPIES, NOT REPRINTS, ads from a 1954 Christmas publication. These ads are over 58 years old and are excellent for framing.”

 
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2 Nellybelle Toy Jeeps and More **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: toys • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.
You can see these Ideal toys at the CJ-3B Page.

 
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Great Willys Picnic this Sunday at Lansford, Pa

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Don’t forget that the Great Willys Picnic is this Sunday. Here are some pics from 2010’s picnic courtesy of Sellajeep.com.  You can also see some at the CJ-3A.info site.  Also, the original Nelly Belle will be there this year, too.

 
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Nellybelle to Attend The Great Willys Picnic June 12th

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Glenn sent me the following note:

“I just received a commitment from Pam Weidel that she and John B. Haines IV will bring Nellybelle out to play at The Great Willys Picnic in Lansford, PA on Sunday, June 12, 2011.  This will be, I believe, the first all Willys event for Roy Rogers famous CJ2A Jeep since Ms. Weidel purchased it last summer.  Nellybelle was at AACA Hershey last October and resides permanently in Mr. Haines Race Car / Truck Museum in Pennsburg, PA.  Don’t miss being there if you are anywhere nearby.  I’m traveling 500 miles to be in the middle of this Willys spectacle.”

 
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Nellybelle II 1946 CJ-2A Cave Creek, AZ **Status Unknown**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A, Features, Unusual • TAGS: , , .

UPDATE: The original NelleBelle sold for $116,000 at Christie’s in the summer of 2010, which is much higher than the $20k-30k it was estimated it would bring.

Jim forwarded this for our viewing pleasure.  So if I understand this correctly, this is a replica of Nellybelle, but wasn’t actually in the show?  You can learn much more about NellyBelle and Roy Rogers and the CJ-3B Page.

‘This is the 1946 Willys CJ-2A Jeep named NELLYBELLE II, and made to replicate the jeep NELLYBELLE from the ROY ROGERS TV show from the 1950’s. It has been on display at the Roy Rogers/Dale Evans Museum in Branson,Mo. This is a piece of History of the 50’s Hollywood television history. It’s in excellent condition as it was at the museum as it has been garaged since we bought it. It starts fine but will smoke some,tires are a little dry.Has new brakes and drums, a new fuel pump. Beautiful piece of memorabilia to expose at parades,auto show,etc..”

 
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1946 CJ-2A Nellebelle Copy Booneville, Ky **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: CJ-2A • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1500.

Brett spotted this .. something’s not quite right.  This jeep was recently in Cave Creek, Az, at a price of $10,000 (http://www.ewillys.com/?p=33651).  What’s it doing in Booneville for $1500?  Has to be a misprint?  2 of the pics are the same in both ads.

“Ive own this version of Nellybelle for 25 years and it is time for it to find a new home. It is a head turner for those of us who remember Roy Rogers. It is titled and ready to drive or display. if interested.”