2002 WESTERN AUCTION
|Wednesday, January 30,
||Ramkota Convention Center
|Preview Begins At 5:00
||Rapid City, South Dakota
to this select offering. Each year, we work to bring together items that
represent a broad range of artistic disciplines.
Collector pieces that include the Foundation's
limited edition print series, The Great American Cowboy, are always
popular among bidders.
This year, we are especially pleased to offer the first
release of a custom framed print of the
Saddle of Independence - commissioned by the Foundation and built by
Benton Moore Saddlery, as a tribute and
presentation to President George W. Bush and the American People.
Proceeds from the event are used to help fund scholarship
programs made available to students from the five-state region of North
and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska and who are seeking
post-secondary education in agriculturally related career fields.
Advance bids on items listed below are also being taken.
If we can be of further assistance as you consider participating in the
auction, please feel free to contact me at 605-347-2562. See you at the
BHSS Foundation Director, Western Auction Chairman
*The Black Hills Stock Show Foundation expresses
its thanks to those artisans who donate in full or part to the Western
[For more background information, see
News Release on the Western Auction.]
1. *SweetWater Saddlery
2002 Bridle: # 38 Old Style Headstall closely
resembling one from 1927. Scalloped cheeks, browband and noseband stamped
with an extra-fine basket stamp and then lined. The browband features a
solid Sterling Silver 1 1/4" concho on each side. The noseband is stamped
with BHSS Foundation 2002. Jeremiah Watt stainless steel bit with a 2"
spooned floral port and copper inlay on the mouthpiece. Reins are rounded
and lined split reins with a border stamp to match the headstall.
*Donated in Full
Purchased for $700 by Dan and Paula Warren, Rapid City.
2. *Benton Moore Saddlery Groesbeck, Texas
Stockmanís Special: 2002 BHSS Foundation Saddle: This saddle
is constructed on a 15 1/2 ď bullhide covered wade tree with a well-defined
horn for roping. The saddle has a 4Ē cantle with a straight rawhide roll,
saddle strings and trimmed with silver conchos. Tooling is a barbed wire and
basket weave pattern. This saddle will fit all ranch horses and give a
comfortable ride for hours! *Donated in Full.
Purchased for $5,400 by 24 friends and bull customers of Calvin & Mary
Blair in establishing a memorial scholarship endowment. Donated back and
selling again for $1,800 purchased by Ron Wetz, Red Owl, SD.
3. *Mick Harrison
"Dash for the Cottonwoods" Beautiful custom framed print, (1
of 250), of band of horses crossing the Cheyenne River. *Donated in Full.
Framing Donated in Part: High
Plains Gallery, Spearfish, SD
Purchased for $700 by Capco Cattle Company.
4. Crossfire Silver Sturgis, SD
Pair of Men's Spurs with silver overlay and engraving.
Purchased for $350 by Dakota Hills Shoeing, Sturgis, SD.
5. Crossfire Silver Sturgis, SD
Womanís Sterling Silver Bracelet with gold overlay and fully
Purchased for $700 by Mike Rypkema, Rapid City.
6. Crossfire Silver Sturgis, SD
Menís Sterling Silver Money Clip with gold overlay (matches
Purchased for $500 by Mike Rypkema.
7. *Tony Chytka Belle Fourche, SD
"Cattle Baron" One of one, original bronze. *Donated in
Purchased for $3,600 by Capco Cattle Company, Rapid City, SD.
8. Brickyard 400 NASCAR Race Indianapolis, IN
Includes airfare, lodging, two race day tickets.
Purchased for $1,600 by Bob Scull.
9. *Western South Dakota Buckaroos Rapid City, SD
*Limited Edition Book. ROUNDUP YEARS - Old Muddy To The Black Hills
Trace the stories and history of the great cattle years in the country from
the Missouri to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Autographed by author Brent
Hall. *Donated in Full
Purchased for $300 by Dodge Rodeo.
10. * Mt. Rushmore Angus Ranch Hermosa, SD
Two vials of five straws of semen from WB Atlantic Merit. Named Show Bull
of the Year by American Angus Association. *Donated in Full
One vial purchased for $500 by Bob and Becky Tiedeman.
One vial purchased for $500 by Eldon Krebs, Gordon, Neb.
11. *BHSS Foundation Rapid City, SD
Limited Edition Print. Second in Great American Cowboy Series.
Tribute to saddle bronc champion T.C. Holloway and country music recording
artist Kyle Evans. Titled Born Free. Custom framed & plated.
*Donated in part by: Farm Credit Services of America and framing
donated in part by Perfect Hanging Gallery, both of Rapid City, SD.
*Custom Framing of BHSS Foundation copy Donated In Full
by Doug Draine, Sturgis, SD.
For more information see
The Great American Cowboy
Purchased for $2,400 by: Blakeís Trailer Sales & Repair, Warren Windows &
Supply, Baumeister Construction, Denny Selting, Brad Estes, Dakota Truck
Sales, Smokiní Joes, American State Bank, Bloom Dentistry, Linweld Welding
Supply, Valley Storage, all of Rapid City and Tilford Gulch Campground,
Tilford, Dakota Hills Hunting, Sturgis.
Donated back and selling again for $700 purchased by Johnny
Holloway, Eagle Butte, SD
12. BHSS Foundation Rapid City, SD
2003 Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo Vacation Package. Includes
lodging, meals, rodeo tickets, gift certificates.
Purchased for $300 by Ken Kirkeby, Rapid City.
13. *Landstrom's Black Hills Gold Rapid City, SD:
Specially Created For The Foundation. Matching Black Hills Gold &
Sterling Silver pendant, earrings and barrette*Donated in Full
Purchased for $600 by Mike Rypkema.
14. *BHSS Foundation Rapid City, SD:
First Offering of Limited Edition Print featuring commissioned saddle
presented as tribute to 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush and
the American people.
Titled: Saddle of Independence. A historical commemorative item.
Beautifully custom framed. * Donated in Full. * Framing Donated in Part By:
Perfect Hanging Gallery, Rapid City, SD
Purchased for $2,100 by the Rypkema sisters, Janet, Joan and Carole in
establishing the Eddie Rypkema Memorial Scholarship Endowment.
Donated back and selling again for $1,200 to Jerry and Margy
Kjerstad, Piedmont, SD.
16. *Crazy Horse Memorial, Crazy Horse, SD
Memorial Bronze. This 6 inch high bronze sculpture in the round of
Crazy Horse Monument is beautifully mounted on a 1 inch high piece of polished
flatrock, carved from the top of the historic monument. *Donated in
Purchased for $500 by Dakota Hills Hunting, Sturgis, SD.