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Cowboy Heritage X: Old West Collector’s Auction
*Sponsors/Donors: KOTA, Rapid City Regional
Hospital, Dakota Craft Building Supply, Ramkota Best Western/Minervas,
Flat Creek Saddlery, BHSS Foundation
It was standing room only for this unique auction that
attracts buyers from around the country in search of western memorabilia.
Quality consignments and a first-class presentation come into play for the
Foundation fundraising event held February 6-7, at the Rushmore Plaza
Civic Center, Rapid City, SD.
Items are purchased and/or guest consignments accepted
throughout the year that are then placed for sale. Once sold, the sale
commission goes to the Foundation’s scholarship programs, making this a
truly one-of-a-kind event.
Win Bauer, Newell, SD, who along with Foundation
Director Jay George, chairs the event, notes, “This is not only an auction
but a social and educational event as well. Buyers from coast to coast and
Canada were strong bidders throughout the sale that offered what could
really be characterized as a great selection of history.”
Final results are not complete as yet. The Foundation
estimates that a sales commission NET of $6,000 to $6,500 will be realized
and will fund three youth scholarships.
For information on the 2005 Cowboy Heritage VI: Old
West Collector’s Auction, contact Black Hills
Stock Show Foundation, 605-718-0810,
or Win Bauer, 605-456-2971,
Lot 1: A sale feature! Set of commemorative spurs made in the Les Vogt -
Flat Creek tradition of excellence; custom made, silver inlaid, gold
mounted “Cowboy Heritage” 1/1 pair of spurs, that were donated to the
auction by Flat Creek Saddle, Jackson, Wyo. $1,200
Lot 2: Model 220. Stunning vintage cowboy saddle, Duhamel circa 1915 and
one of the finest offered by the famed Rapid City, SD saddlemaker.
Lot 3: Gopher Brand. Great rig from pre-1900 era.
A-fork, loop seat, rawhide laced fore rigging. Trademark of Minnesota
based Dodsen, Fisher, Brockman firm. $1,800
Lot 4: Collins & Morrison. Beautiful A-fork, authentic,
circa 1895. Sharp full basket stamp, brass bound ox bows. Unique mark
under side jockeys, noted Omaha maker. $1,500
Lot 50: Genuine cowboy gear, a form-fitter Duhamel saddle and Batwing
chaps, circa 1931. $1,350
Lot 12: Crockett. Inside marked “The San Miquel”, sivler mtd. diamond,
big star rowel. $1,900
Lot 26: Rex Schnitger. Double inlaid mtd. Cheyenne split
band, big, “cookie cutter” rowels. Great cowboy character. $1,500
Lot 58: McChesney. No. 4 “Lady Leg” pattern, copper/silver mtd., high
port, one piece, hand forged. Great collector! $550
Lot 138: Colt SA 1881. Frontier Six-Shooter revolver. Long 7 1/2”
nickel plated, matching numbers. $1,500
WESTERN ART / PHOTOS / DOCUMENTS:
Lot 191: Nemo (SD) Rodeo Poster, 1957. Harley Roth’s Ox Yoke Ranch. A
$2,000 saddle bronc contest featuring Casey Tibbs...Tescher, Nelson,
Copenhaver, Howard, etc. Duhamel saddle, first prize! $600
Lot 206: Frederic Remington Bronze. “Cheyenne”. Mounted
Indian warrior by the great Westerner. $2,200
Lot 219: Northwestern Stockgrowers Assn., 1903. 1st Edition Brand Book.
S.D., N.D., Wyo., Mont.Stockmen, Belle Fourche, SD headquarters. Ads for
Chicago, Omaha, Sioux City commission firms plus Frazier, Coggshall,
Lot 87: Chuckwagon Coffee Pot. Authentic, big, round-up wagon artifact.
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Theater ~ Rapid City, SD
Friday, February 6: Preview & Social 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 7: Preview 8:30 a.m.
Sale Time 10:00 a.m.
Sale Day Phone: 605-355-3861
Saddles * Spurs * Bits * Cowboy Gear * Casey Tibbs Collection
Guns/Gun Leather/Knives * Western Art, Photos, Books * Western Americana
Duhamel Collection * Sweeney Collection * U.S. Cavalry * Native American
Sale Feature! Cowboy Heritage X Commemorative Spurs! In the Les Vogt - Flat Creek Tradition of Excellence, a pair of silver inlay, gold mounted Cowboy Heritage X 1/1 Spurs. Donated by Flat Creek Saddle Shop, Jackson, Wyo. Scott Carter and John Bauer.
The Cowboy Heritage Auction has grown to be the biggest Old West
Collector’s Event in South Dakota … and the most popular winter Old
West Event in the northern United States. In most recent years, the
auction has come to attract national attention.
This is a fast-moving, high-quality auction that features something for
everyone interested in Cowboy and Old West history and memorabilia, from
beginners to advanced collectors.
The Cowboy Heritage Auction is a Black Hills Stock Show Foundation
event. The sale is organized, managed, presented and auctioneered by an
entire staff of volunteer help.
Commissions from the sale go to the Foundation for youth scholarships
awarded in five states, annual support of the Western Junior Livestock
& Home Economics Show, and the Foundation's regional grant programs.
more information, contact BHSSF
605-718-0810 Win Bauer (605-456-2971) or Jay George
(605-343-5140). By Email, contact
Duhamel … Sale Feature!
2003 Lot 1. Grand, full flower carved. Circa 1915 …outstanding!
• Spurs • Bits • Cowboy Gear • Cowboy Chaps • Headstall • Casey Tibbs Memorabilia
• Guns and Gun Leather • Wells Fargo • U.S.
Cavalry Tack and Gear • Western Art / Photos • Kids Cowboy Corral
• Western Documents • Western Books • Western
Americana • Native American
Bros. … Sale Feature!
Lot 20. Rare shank mark!
diamonds. 1st class!
Featuring names that built the
Duhamel • Miles City • Al Furstnow • Hamley • Frazier • J.S. Collins •
Collins and Morrison • Crockett • Kelly • McChesney • Buermann •
Visalia • Colt • Winchester • Remington • Charles
Russell • L.A. Huffman • Deer Lodge, MT and Rawlins, WY prison
Auction consignments come from
collectors in Rapid City, here in South Dakota and six other states across
this Northern Plains Intermountain Region.