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There was a local guy named Murray Brookes , now deceased, who worked all of our local gun shows. Murray would collect anything John Wayne. He was a John Wayne fanatic.
There's a story that another local guy, known to be a prankster, showed up at a gun club meeting with an expensive pair of designer silk skivies that had J.W. embroidered on them. He somehow convinced Murray that they had come from John Wayne's estate.
After a long negotiation between the two, Murray ended up trading a nice shotgun for the skivies. The prankster told some of the other members that if they could convince Murray that these were not really John Waynes skivies, he would give the shotgun back to Murray.
Murray kept the skivies, and the prankster kept the shotgun. People believe what they want to believe. As P.T.Barnum said...