A mask worn by actor Clayton Moore when he played the Lone Ranger onscreen is to go up for auction.

The eye covering was worn by the Wild West hero character during the Tv show's heyday in the 1950s and was kept by the actor until his death in 1999.

Moore played the show's hero from its inception in 1949 until 1951, when he left over a pay dispute. He returned to the role in 1954 and remained until the programme ended in 1957.

The iconic piece of memorabilia is expected to fetch $60,000 (£40,000) when it is sold by Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles on 10 November (13).