Q: My husband and I recently inherited the boots Sunset Carson wore in all of his cowboy shows. We believe they are one-of-a-kind. We also have many autographed pictures of Carson from the 1950s and ’60s. My father-in-law was Carson’s booking manager. Are these items worth much?
A: Sunset Carson (1920-1990) was an actor in western B movies and TV shows from the 1940s until about 1985. He started out as a rodeo rider in the United States and South America and toured with Tom Mix’s Wild West show. His given name was Winifred Maurice Harrison, but he used the name “Michael Harrison” as a rodeo rider and in his early films. He was listed as Sonny “Sunset” Carson in an early 1944 movie and after that became just Sunset Carson. Value of Carson’s boots depends on their style and condition. He was a minor star, so the boots would probably sell for about what any good cowboy boots bring.