20th Annual Stockman's Auction
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Ramkota Convention Center
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 our generous bidders.
Proceeds from the auction are used to help
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, please feel free to contact BHSSF
Director Bruce Blair at (605) 347-3124 or (605) 490-2418. See
you at the auction!
BHSS Foundation Director, Stockman’s Auction Chairman
Black Hills Stock Show Foundation expresses its thanks to those artisans who
donate in full or part. We also wish to thank Auctioneers Seth Weishaar and
Jeff Long who donate their time and talent to call the Stockman’s Auction.
Annual Stockman’s Auction ~ Scholarship Fundraiser
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 ~ Preview
at 5:00 p.m. Sale at 7:00 p.m.
Ramkota Best Western, Rapid City, SD
information and to place advance bids, please contact BHSS Foundation Director
Bruce Blair at (605) 347-3124 or (605) 490-2418.
Once again the Black
Hills Stock Show Foundation will
present six $2,000 scholarships during
the BHSS Stockman’s Banquet and
Ball to very deserving high
school seniors. We are proud to help these individuals with their dreams. The Ramkota
Best Western will host this event
as four deserving ag-dedicated individuals are honored by the community. The
money raised during the auction held
on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at
the Banquet and Ball will help
continue this scholarship program. We will auction off many beautiful and
extraordinary donations that will grace any home or lodge. The discerning cowboy
and cowgirl will be sure to find something to help them shine like a star.
||Hand Tooled Leather Chair –
Crafted and donated by local artist Mavis
Madison. This beautiful French Style Occasional Chair is
adorned with hand-tooled leather enhancements. Striking item for any
room of western décor.
||Elk Antler Wine Rack with Wine –
Crafted and donated by Scott
and Margie Gross. Stunning wine rack crafted from elk antlers
accompanied by 2 bottles of superb “14 Hands” Wine, both Chardonnay and
“Hot to Trot” red mix.
||Handcrafted Ladies Belt -- Crafted
and donated by Ralph
Maynard and Maynard Buckles. Elegant item to enhance the lady’s
wardrobe, whether casual or dress.
||Women’s Tony Lama Boots donated
by Tim Harwood, Tony
Lama Representative. These
boots are USA made of premium quality leather and, since 1911, represent
the most recognized Western Boot Brand in the world.
||Men’s Tony Lama Boots donated
by Tim Harwood, Tony
Lama Representative. What
an opportunity, matching boots for the boys and girls to step out in
style. Again, premium quality.
||100X Bailey Hat – donated
by Tim Harwood and
Bailey Hats. The ultimate topper for the distinguished and
well-dressed lady or gentleman.
||Hand Tooled Women’s Clutch Purse –
Crafted and donated by Roy
8” x 4½” intricately tooled leather Clutch Purse with multiple
compartments and shoulder strap to boot. Fits the hand perfectly.
||“Buggy Seat Style” Bench –
Crafted and donated by Doug
Draine. This “most
unusual” Foyer or Den Settee is designed in the style of a springboard
buggy seat. Bench is approximately 48” x 18” and constructed of stained
white cedar. Beautiful craftsmanship.
||BHSSF Comm. Ladies’ Silver Spurs –
Commemorative gorgeous spurs handcrafted by Sliester
Spur Makers. These spurs truly define the ultimate in western
artistry and gear. The spurs are enhanced by hand tooled spur straps
with silver buckles by Rick
Lemmel. You don’t want to be without them for your next
parade appearance ladies.
||Leather & Stone Necklace & Bracelet designed,
crafted and donated by Rick
stunning leather and mounted turquoise necklace plus beautiful tooled
leather and matching stone cuff bracelet would be a treasure for any
discerning lady to complement her western outfit. A must have item for
that elegant yet out-of-the-box touch.
||Cloakroom Shelf w/ Horseshoe Coat Hooks –
Handcrafted and donated by Roger
Penn. A decorative
and truly functional shelf to keep those gloves together and handy with
multiple horseshoe hat or coat hooks.
||Rancher’s Contingency Kit -- Crafted
and donated by Sweetwater
tooled set of Saddle Bags with some extra contingency items thrown in
such as medicine bottle holders and, when all else fails, a holder for a
bottle of Crown Royal. Also includes a silk scarf and scarf holder plus
a gorgeous and functional matching hand tooled holster for fencing
||BHSSF Commemorative Rifle – A
not-to-be-duplicated item donated in-part by Benelli/USA.
An authentic Uberti replica of an 1860 Henry 44.40
Lever-Action Repeating Rifle with an A grade walnut stock, 24½”
octagonal barrel, brass frame and butt plate all fully engraved by A&A
Engraving. The rifle package includes a brass plaque and Certificate
of Authenticity. This rifle is a true replica of the Civil War lever
action repeating 1860 Henry Rifle issued to the Union Troops and
following the war gained fame in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. The
rifle is accompanied by an oak and glass display case and a Gift
Certificate for 5 boxes of ammunition donated by Black
Hills Ammunition. This
rifle is truly a Collector’s Dream.
||BHSSF Rifle Scabbard created
by BC Leather &
incredible scabbard with exquisite tooling and beautiful creative
design. What a treasure for your favorite rifle. I’ll bet that 44.40
would fit in that like a hand in a glove.
||A Piece of the Rock with encased Drill Bit donated
by Crazy Horse
Memorial. A true piece of Crazy Horse Mountain and Black Hills
History blasted from the mountain. What better treasure to adorn your
deck, your office or lawn. Certainly a not-so-ordinary conversation
piece accompanied by 4
tickets to the “Top of the Mountain.”
||Crystal and Pearl Jewelry Set designed,
crafted and donated by Bitterroot
beautiful combination of Swarovski crystals, crystal pearls and 14 karat
gold plated accents. The necklace, bracelet and earrings while
enhancing your attire, would make you feel and look like royalty.
||BHSSF Ed Lawrence Spurs donated
by Marty Rypkema and
made by the incomparable Ed
handmade spurs are adorned with Black Hills Gold Eagles and have tooled
leather spur straps. Buy these spurs and you can share the pride of
ownership of Ed
Lawrence Spurs with
such notables as Tom Selleck among others.
||20X Extreme Showcase Rodeo Shirt – 2013 donated
by Sutton Rodeos. The
shirt is autographed by the top rated
South Dakota contestants from the 2012 High School Rodeo season
participating in the High School Rodeo Showcase. Grandpa and Grandma
step to the plate for this wonderful piece of memorabilia.
||BHSSF 2013 Commemorative Buckle. The
3rd annual Commemorative Buckle created by Tres
Rios Silver of Llano, Texas. This
is a double plated silver overlay buckle with jewel and gold
enhancements. It is an issue of 1:1 and will not be duplicated. It is
||Original Wax Painting (Encaustic Style) – by Lance
Levi. This very
aptly titled painting “Coming
to an Understanding” depicts
a cowboy training a colt, done in a rare and classic Greek encaustic
painter’s medium of heated pigmented bees wax. It needs to be seen to
||Handcrafted Silver Necklace designed,
crafted and donated by Ralph
Maynard and Maynard Buckles. This
beautiful necklace is a true pleasure to own and wear. And Valentine’s
Day is just around the corner.
||Dodge Rodeo Pick-up Chaps donated
by Dodge Rodeo.
What more can we say --- they are authentic Dodge Rodeo Pick-up
Chaps, truly a piece of rodeo history. A fabulous donation and
exceptional rodeo collectible.
||Unique Leather Treasure crafted
and donated by K Bar
J Leather Co. K Bar
J always provides a beautiful leather item to enhance the wardrobe, tack
room or home.
||Western Furniture donated
by Freed’s Fine
delightful piece of fine wooden furniture that would not only enhance
but be a welcome addition to any home or office.
||2013 BHSSF Commemorative Silver & Copper Bit donated
by Flat Creek
shanks and hobble are incredibly engraved silver with gold accents and
the engraved copper spade bit make this an extraordinary item. An
ongoing specialty of the Stockman’s Auction.
||“Chuckulator” Knife donated
by the Sutton Family,
owners of “Chuckulator.” This beautifully engraved knife
the 2012 PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year” as
determined by the top 20 contestants in the PRCA World standings.
Another true rodeo collectible.
||Original Bronze, “Swing for Two” created
and donated by Black Hills sculptor Tony
Chytka/One Horse Studio. Titled “Swing
for Two”the bronze replicates the cowboy selecting the next
calf or two to be roped and dragged to the branding fire. This
sculpture is one of a limited edition of 20.
Items will be available for preview at the
Stockman’s Club. Please contact any BHSSF Director for assistance.
To place advance bids, please contact BHSSF Director and Auction Chairman Bruce
Blair: 605-347-3124 or (605) 490-2418.