Jan. 23, 2021 Auction Supports Montana Scouts

The catalog for the January 23, 2021, North American Auction Co. auction is live on the auction house website: New Year January Western Collector Auction

As you know, restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic forced districts and units to cancel most of their fundraising events. We assure you, Scouting is going strong during this time and although our revenue stream is altered, the necessity to fund our programming has not changed.

To help reach our fundraising goals, we are excited to partner with North American Auction Co. in Bozeman and participate in this upcoming online auction.

Here are some of the lots that will directly benefit the Montana Council and Scouting in the state.


Lot # 18: William A. Clark (1839-1925) Copper King Stock
Estimate: 350.00 – 700.00 USD
Description: Featured in this lot is this stock shares certificate from “Copper King” William A. Clark (1839 – 1925). William Clark was a U.S. Senator and one of the “Copper Kings” of Montana. In the 1880’s and 1890’s, Montana was a boom state for gold and copper mining. This is a partially printed document signed by Senator Clark and from Butte City, Montana. The condition of this certificate is good with an authentication mark on the secretary signature. The measurements of this stock shares certificate are 7 1/4″ x 11″. 
Lot # 40: 1895 Charles Russell City of Great Falls Paycheck
Estimate: 500.00 – 1,000.00 USD
Description: Featured in this lot is this 1895, Charles Russell, City of Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana Treasury Cheque of payment. Charles Russell (1865-1926) is an American artist and writer who lived the majority of his life in Montana and is known as a prolific painter of western scenes of cowboys and Native American Indian lives and landscapes of the fantastic scenes of western United States. This paycheck from the city of Great Falls, Montana is signed by the city clerk, the mayor, and Charles Russell. The check is oblong ovtavo with payment promised as of April 2, 1895 and presented and registered May 9, 1896. It is rendered void, as seen by the cancellation punch just above the ‘R’ of Treasurer. The condition is good with a light, overall age-toning, giving this check a creamy hue and is in good, overall display condition. The measurements of this check are 4″ x 8 1/2″. 
Lot # 536: Jack Hines Western Cattle Drive Print
Estimate: 250.00 – 500.00 USD
Description: Included in this lot is a Jack Hines, framed print of a Montana cattle drive. Jack Hines (1923-2015) is an American artist known for his western artwork. This print depicts a group of three mounted cowboys leading a large herd of longhorn steers across a river. The herd is shown in the distance with rolling hills of golden grass. The piece is signed on the bottom left-hand side, reading “Jack Hines 2000”. The piece shows a great art style with excellent detail. The print is set into a paper frame. The piece shows good condition overall, with some light wear. The frame measures 20 3/4″ wide by 15 1/2″ tall with the print measuring 14 1/2″ wide by 9 1/4″ tall. 
Lot # 537: Jack Hines Montana Prospector Framed Print
Estimate: 250.00 – 500.00 USD
Description: Included in this lot is a Jack Hines, framed print of a Montana Prospector. Jack Hines (1923-2015) is an American artist known for his western artwork. The print depicts two Montana prospectors, with one sifting for gold and the second cooking food at a small camp site. The camp is set up with two horses tethered near and set on the side of a river bank. The piece is signed on the bottom left-hand corner, reading “Jack Hines 2000”. The piece shows wonderful art style with excellent detail. The piece is set in a foam core frame. The piece shows good condition overall, with some light wear. The frame measures 20 1/4″ wide by 15 1/2″ tall with the art measuring 14 1/2″ wide by 9 1/2″ tall. 
Lot # 538: Jack Hines Crossing The River Western Print
Estimate: 250.00 – 500.00 USD
Description: Included in this lot is a Jack Hines, western print of Cowboys herding across a river. Jack Hines (1923-2015) was an American artist known for his western art. The art piece shows a pair of cowboys on horseback herding a group of three horses across a river. The piece is signed on the bottom right-hand side “Jack Hines”. The piece shows a wonderful art style with excellent detail. The piece shows good condition overall, with some light wear. The frame measures 16 1/4 wide by 13 3/4″ tall with the art measuring 12 1/4″ wide by 9 3/4″ tall. 
Lot # 661: 1960s Ski Vail Colorado Hoffman Ski Poster
Estimate: 150.00 – 300.00 USD
Description: Available in this lot is a Hoffman “Ski in Vail Colorado” poster, originating from the 1960’s. The poster shows a black background with a colorful ski figure. The figure shows a simple design with orange, purple, green, and pink colors. The poster is marked across the front, reading “Ski In Vail Colorado”. The piece shows good condition, with some light wear. The poster measures 19″ wide by 25 3/4″ tall. 
Lot # 669: Collection of Three Jack Hines Western Prints
Estimate: 200.00 – 400.00 USD
Description: Included in this lot is a collection of three Jack Hines, full color prints. Jack Hines (1923-2015) is an American artist known for his western art. The collection consists of three prints of Jack Hines’ oil paintings, titled “Roped At The Waterhole”, “The Power of Flight”, and “Packin’ In”. The first print shows two ranchers on horseback, working on roping a wild horse at the bank of a stream. The second print shows four cowboys on horseback, with the front most horse getting spooked by a grouse taking flight. The final print shows a trapper on horseback crossing a river with two pack mules following behind and mountains rising in the background. The prints are set on foam core boards and are marked with the titled and original sizes. The pieces show good condition overall, with some light wear. The boards measure 11″ wide by 11″ tall with the prints measuring 9 3/4″ wide by 6″ tall and 7 3/4″ wide by 9 1/4″ tall. 
Lot # 670: Collection of Three Jack Hines Western Prints
Estimate: 200.00 – 400.00 USD
Description: Included in this lot is a collection of three Jack Hines western prints. Jack Hines (1923-2015) is an American artist known for his western art. The collection consists of three western prints by Jack Hines, titled “Blessed by the Great Spirit”, “Courtship Song”, and “Tracking the Stray”. The first of the pieces shows a hawk flying over a pair of boulders with four braves on horseback. The second piece shows a Native American couple with a white horse in the background. The final print shows a mounted cowboy tracking a lost calf in a snow covered forest with a red sunset sky. Each of the prints are set on a foam board and marked with the title and the original size of the oil painting. The pieces show good condition overall, with some light wear. The boards measure 11″ wide by 11″ tall with the prints measuring 9 3/4″ wide by 4″ tall and 9 3/4″ wide by 7 1/4″ tall.