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BHSSF 10th Annual
Cowboy Heritage X
Old West Collectibles Auction

Friday & Saturday
February 6-7, 2004

  Names that made the American West.....
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, Foundation@BHSSF.com 
or Win Bauer, 605-456-2971, bauerdiana@hotmail.com  

Representative Sales:
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.   $3,000.

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” barrel, nickel plated, matching numbers.   $1,500

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, Gallup!     $1,000

Lot 87: Chuckwagon Coffee Pot.  Authentic, big, round-up wagon artifact.   $1,000










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 

288 Quality  Lots 
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 

Commemorative Spurs 
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.

For more information, contact BHSSF 605-718-0810 Win Bauer (605-456-2971) or Jay George (605-343-5140).  By Email, contact Win Bauer  or  BHSS Foundation.

Duhamel … Sale Feature!  
2003 Lot 1.  Grand, full flower carved. Circa 1915 …outstanding!

Saddles • 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

Kelly Bros. … Sale Feature! 
Lot 20. Rare shank mark! 
Silver mtd. diamonds. 1st class!

Featuring names that built the American West: 
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 craftmanship … and more!

Auction consignments come from collectors in Rapid City, here in South Dakota and six other states across this Northern Plains Intermountain Region.


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444 Mt. Rushmore Road North
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: 605-718-0810

The Black Hills Stock Show Foundation is a non-profit organization. As part of its mission of "Preserving The Legacy, Investing In The Future,"  the Foundation is dedicated to supporting youth in higher education and organizations, programs and projects that enhance services and education to the public.