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Rudolph Wendelin Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

RUDOLPH WENDELIN
Born: February 27, 1910 in Herndon, Kansas
Died: August 31, 2000 in Norfolk, Virginia
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Beginning in 1946, Rudolph Wendelin (1910-2000), a U.S. Forest Service artist and illustrator from 1933-1973, painted Smokey Bear in hundreds of situations to promote fire prevention and conservation of natural resources. Although he did not create the first Smokey Bear (introduced in 1945), be became known in Forest Service Circles as "Smokey's artist". He continued his association with the character long after his retirement, creating Smokey's 40th anniversary commemorative stamp in 1984.
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  • RUDOLPH WENDELIN - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED  - HFSID 190007
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 190007
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN. First Day Cover signed: "Rudolph Wendelin", 6½x3½. FDC honoring the 40th Birthday of Smokey Bear, 20-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Capitan, NM, August 13, 1984, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Beginning in 1946, Rudolph Wendelin, a U.S.

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • RUDOLPH WENDELIN - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED  - HFSID 250276
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 250276
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN. Original Art signed: "Rudolph Wendelin", 8x10 card. Captioned by Wendelin at right margin: "People Caused/Wildfires/Destroy Little/Trees, Big Trees,/Wildlife...And Lots/ Of Valuable/Resources,/Including Homes/And Property...Help Prevent/Wildfires!".

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • RUDOLPH WENDELIN - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED  - HFSID 264559
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 264559
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN Original Art signed: "Rudolph Wendelin" in pencil, 5x3 card. Original pencil sketch of Smokey Bear. Beginning in 1946, Rudolph Wendelin (1910-2000), a U.S. Forest Service artist and

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • RUDOLPH WENDELIN - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED  - HFSID 291362
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 291362
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN His signed color drawing of Smokey the bear. He has hand printed the message: "Help prevent forest wildfires". Original Art signed: "Smokey/&/Rudolph Wendelin", with his hand printed caption: "Help prevent/forest wildfires, 8x10.Beginning in 1946, Rudolph Wendelin (1910-2000), a U.S.

    Sale Price $1,275.00

    $1,500.00

  • RUDOLPH WENDELIN - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED  - HFSID 156714
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 156714
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN. Original Art signed: "Rudolph Wendelin/Ret.", 2x3 green card. Original ink drawing of Smokey Bear. Captioned by Wendelin below signature: "Keep Our Forests Green and Growing!" Beginning in 1946, Rudolph Wendelin, a U.S.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • RUDOLPH WENDELIN - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED  - HFSID 157899
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 157899
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN. Original Art signed: "Rudolph Wendelin". Color, 9x12 overall, image 5¼x6¾. Original oil painting on art board. Captioned by the artist: "Smokey". Wendelin, one of several

    Sale Price $1,275.00

    $1,500.00

  • RUDOLPH WENDELIN - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED  - HFSID 172323
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 172323
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN. Original Art signed: "Rudolph Wendelin", 6¾x10½ card. Captioned by Wendelin at right margin: "Prevent/Forest/Fires/Please". Beginning in 1946, Wendelin, a U.S.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • RUDOLPH WENDELIN - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED  - HFSID 172890
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED - HFSID 172890
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN. Original Art signed: "Rudolph Wendelin", 6¾x10½ card. Captioned by Wendelin on sign post: "Prevent/Forest/Fires!".Beginning in 1946, Wendelin, a U.S. Forest Service artist

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • RUDOLPH WENDELIN - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN INK  - HFSID 307781
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 307781
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN His ink signature on a printed picture of his "Smokey the Bear" frolicking with animal friends while warning against forest fires. Printed Art signed in ink: "Rudolph Wendelin/Smokeys Artist". Color, 7x6½ napkin.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • RUDOLPH WENDELIN - SPECIAL COVER SIGNED  - HFSID 252754
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN - SPECIAL COVER SIGNED - HFSID 252754
    RUDOLPH WENDELIN. Special Cover signed: "Rudolph Wendelin", 6½x3½. FDC honoring the 50th Birthday of Smokey Bear, 20-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Birthday Station, Morgantown, WV, August 6, 1994, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Beginning in 1946, Rudolph Wendelin, a U.S.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

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