Sunday, December 12, 2010

GBU Auction

Lot No: 7086

An Eli Wallach ring from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" United Artists, 1967. A sterling silver men's ring designed with a image of a Roman soldier's profile in the center; worn by the actor on his ring finger throughout the entire film as he portrayed 'The Ugly' "Tuco." Included is a photocopy of an autograph from the actor reading "For Ricky / With fond memories of Almería / Eli Wallach."

Estimate: $800 - 1,200



Eli Wallach gifted this ring to the current owner's mother-in-law [Maria Gillinson] when he stayed at her house in Almeria, Spain while filming "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly." Clint Eastwood also stayed at this same house as did John Lennon a year later when he was filming his 1967 film, "How I Won the War;" all three men signed Baron Ricky Gillinson's [Maria's husband] autograph book which is being offered in LOT 7176.

Sold for $3,904 inclusive of Buyer's Premium


  1. I see this went for just under $4,000, 'a tidy sum'. Hope it went to a real fan. Were you bidding Tom?

  2. Adrian, thanks for the information on the reuslts of the auction, but this was way out of my league.

  3. Hello, I don't mean to invade here, but I have a question and I'm hoping you may have the answer. I noticed while watching 'The Magnificent Seven' and 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly' that Eli Wallach wore two silver rings on his left hand in both of these movies. Do you know if it was the same two rings? Do you know the story behind them?

    Any info beyond what you posted here would be greatly welcomed.


    1. I noticed Cacopulos wore rings in 'Ace High' as well.

    2. Cacopulos wore rings on his left hand in 'Ace High' as well. I guess that's the one thing these three bandidos all have in common.