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21st Annual Stockman's Auction

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Ramkota Convention Center 
Rapid City, South Dakota

Welcome to this select offering. Each year, we work to bring together items that represent a broad range of artistic disciplines. This auction offers collector pieces that include the Foundation's Commemorative guns, spurs, belt buckles, tooled leather products, art and decor, and exceptional handcrafted jewelry.

Proceeds from the auction 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.

*The 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, Jeff Long and Casey Parman who donate their time and talent to call the Stockman’s Auction.

- Bruce Blair
BHSS Foundation Director, Stockman’s Auction Chairman

To enjoy the 2014 offerings, please see the photographs and descriptions posted below.

Auction Preview Books with photographs and detailed descriptions of this year's 2015 auction items will be available in the Stockman's Club beginning opening night.  Join us for a drink and some great company and take a look at this year's exciting selection.

SEDONA RUSTIC OAK BOOKCASE with slate accents, measuring 49” W x 14” D x 42”H. and contributed by Ka and Diane Albers, Freed’s Fine Furniture, a long time supporter of our  Auction.  This beautiful piece of rustic furniture will enhance any setting.
“OUR HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COWGIRLS" quilt crafted by Connie Weishaar and Linda Gilbert and contributed by Erdean & Verna Olsen. Gorgeous.
  UNIQUE WESTERN BRACELET A Special Maynard Bracelet for a very lucky lady. Crafted and contributed by Maynard Buckles, another many time contributor to our Auction.
LADIES CHAP PURSE This delightful, chap purse is crafted and contributed by Roy Grout. Made of cowhide with a beautifully tooled belt topper, it will be some lucky ladies treasure.
BARNWOOD FRAMED ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWING You can almost hear this charcoal and pencil calf saying, “Thanks, Mom” as he licks his lips in this original drawing from Elizabeth Craine, framed in a truly unique barn wood frame, trimmed with barbed wire, crafted and contributed by Roger Penn.
HAND-TOOLED FASHION HIP BELT with Elk Fringe crafted and contributed by Mavis Madison. The latest in fashion and all the rage and our lucky buyer doesn’t have to go all the way to Scottsdale to get one.
LADIES TONY LAMA BOOTS Contributed by Tim Harwood and Tony Lama Boots. Beautiful “Black Label” Signature Tony Lama Boots from the world’s most recognized Western Boot Brand since 1911.
 MEN'S TONY LAMA BOOTS Contributed by Tim Harwood and Tony Lama Boots. What an opportunity, and what’s good for the girls is good for the boys. Black Label Signature Tony Lama Boots.
100X BAILEY HAT donated by Tim Harwood and Bailey Hats.  The ultimate topper for the distinguished and well-dressed lady or gentleman. 100X!!!
CARVED BONE AND CRYSTAL JEWELRY ENSEMBLE crafted and contributed by Bitterroot Designs. This one of a kind piece is crafted of free-trade hand-carved ox bone from Bali, genuine Swarovski Crystal Elements, Swarovski Crystal Pearls and gold-filled and gold plated accents.
LADIES “BHSSF”SILVER SPURS Commemorative gorgeous spurs handcrafted by Sliester Spur Makers. These spurs truly define the ultimate in western artistry and gear. 1 of 1 issue. 
“BHSSF COMMEMORATIVE BUCKLE”. This handcrafted sterling silver NFR Trophy Style Buckle is enhanced with gold filigree and blue sapphire jewels, and contributed by Montana Silversmiths of Columbus, MT. The Buckle is a 1 of 1 issue and is presented in an exceptional trophy display case.
2nd “BHSSF” COMMEMORATIVE RIFLE from Benelli/Stoeger Ind. The rifle is an authentic Uberti replica of an 1866 “YellowBoy” lever action .44/40 Carbine with a side loading gate receiver. The “YellowBoy” was the first true cowboy lever-action rifle, and the first rifle widely carried in a cowboy-style saddle scabbard. The rifle has an A-grade walnut stock and an octagonal 19” barrel. It has been fully engraved by A&A Engraving. The package includes a brass plaque and Certificate of Authenticity and is presented in a secure oak and glass display case. It is an issue of 1 of 1 and an incredible collectible.

“BHSSF” HAND TOOLED SCABBARD crafted and contributed by BC Leather & Saddlery with exquisite tooling and beautiful creative design. Fitting scabbard to carry that Commemorative Rifle.
MEN’S “BHSSF” SILVER SPURS crafted and contributed by the incomparable Ed Lawrence. These handmade spurs are adorned by silver hearts 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.
HANDTOOLED BRIEFCASE This exceptional hand tooled briefcase crafted and contributed by M&R Enterprises is a must for any rancher, businessman or woman who wants to make an impression. The basket weave tooling is truly beautiful. 15 ½” W and 13 ½”H. Another new contributor.
HANDTOOLED LADIES HANDBAG The ladies matching handbag also crafted and contributed by M&R Enterprises is something every cowgirl would like to call her own. Again, that beautiful basket weave tooling and measures 11 ¾” W and 8” H.
18 WESTERN COLLECTIBLE  A special collectible contributed by Crazy Horse Memorial. A many time contributor to our Stockman’s Auction and their contributions are always very special and unique.
“BHSSF” COMMEMORATIVE BIT is contributed by Flat Creek Saddlery. The 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” POSTER This beautifully framed poster from Sutton Rodeos of “Chuckulator” the 2012 PRCA Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year is a true rodeo and South Dakota collectible.
TOOLED LEATHER CUFF BRACELET w/ Petrified Wood Center– crafted and contributed by Rick Lemmel this stunning tooled bracelet with petrified wood center piece is a treasure and will compliment any western outfit. (Pictured bracelet features a Turquoise center piece.)

 

“HOT TOTE” (Conceal & Carry Bag) crafted and contributed by K-J Leather, another many time contributor and is truly stunning. Beautiful hide with hair on accents and woven beading. Concealed holster included should the lady need to “pack heat.” 14” W x 10” H.
FRAMED PENCIL ART PRINT titled “Life Bites” by Bonnie Ismay and contributed by Bonnie Ismay. The print is No. 9 of 20 and a delight.
ELK BRONZE – crafted and contributed by Joan Martin, Rapid City sculptress, also, a new contributor to our Auction. This beautiful elk has a patina finish with a natural colored body, and is mounted on a walnut base.
25  20X EXTREME RODEO SHIRT2014 contributed by Sutton Rodeos. The shirt is autographed by the top rated South Dakota contestants from the 2013 High School Rodeo season participating in the 2014 High School Rodeo Showcase. Grandpa and Grandma step up to the plate for this wonderful souvenir.

 

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For Questions Or For More Information:
Black Hills Stock Show Foundation, Inc.
444 Mt. Rushmore Road North
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: 605-718-0810
email:
foundation@BHSSF.com

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.