The catalog for the Oct. 3, North American Auction Co., auction is live on their website: October 3rd, 2020 American Indian & Old West Sale.
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. We will update this list as additional lots come available.
|Century Folmer Graflex Studio Camera 19th Century
Lot # 80
Estimate: 1,600.00 – 3,200.00 USD
Description: For your consideration is this circa late 19th-century Century Master Studio Camera Made by Folmer Graflex Corp. Rochester NY. on a rare Magic studio camera adjustable stand. The rare piece has a Sliding Carriage for Century Studio Camera. The stand is a Magic Oak Studio Camera Stand PAT’D 1884-1885 made by James H. Smith & Co. Chicago. The stand and camera are in very well preserved museum quality condition and includes This camera showing good condition overall with multiple frame selections all intact, the camera doesn’t include a lens but can fit a Betax No. 5 Wollensak Velostigmat lens. The measurements of this camera are:
The stand is 35.5″H (at the lowest setting) x 21″W x 26.25″D. The camera is 31″L x 19.5″W x 22.5″H.
Description: Included in this lot we have a Remington Arms & Ammunition metal advertising sign originating from around 1927. The sign displays steel construction with a printed image across the face with a red border. The face of the piece shows an older gentleman cleaning a pump-action shotgun while smiling at an English Springer Spaniels. The pair are shown sitting in a rustic hunting cabin with two crates of Remington Nitro rounds and two other rifles on the wall. The piece is signed in the bottom right-hand corner “HY S Watson” by the pair of boots. The piece shows good condition overall with the dog, man, and elk wall mount all embossed from the back. The sign measures 12″ wide by 15 7/8″ tall.
|Therese LaChance Ely Backroad To Lewistown Art
Lot # 400Estimate: 350.00 – 700.00 USD
Description: Featured in this lot we have an original signed painting titled “Backroad to Lewistown” by Therese La Chance Ely originating from 2019. Therese LaChance Ely is a Montana artist known for her “Mountain-Scapes” inspired by Glacier National Park and beautiful Montana scenery. Therese’s art can be found in galleries across the country and predominately displayed in Kalispell and Bigfork, Montana. The painting displays a wonderful winding dirt road weaving past a barbwire fence and electrical lines. The painting displays a ridge of forest and grass-covered mountains rising in the distance under a blue sky. The piece is signed in the bottom right-hand corner reading “Therese LeChance Ely”. The art is set into a black frame with a gilt gold border on the frame. The back of the piece is marked “Backroad to Lewistown 2019 Therese LaChance Ely”. The piece shows good condition overall with some light wear across the painting. The frame measures 19 1/2″ wide by 15 1/2″ tall with the art measuring 18″ wide by 14″ tall.
|Charles E. Murphy Mallard Duck Framed Print
Lot # 567Estimate: 300.00 – 600.00 USD
Description: Available in this lot we have a framed print of a pair of Mallard ducks by Charles E. Murphy originating from the mid-1900s. Charles E. Murphy is an American wildlife artist known for his depictions of waterfowl. The print displays a male and female pair of mallard ducks in flight. The pair are depicted flying into a clump of reeds. The piece is signed across the bottom reading “Charles E. Murphy”. The art is set into a wooden frame with a woven string patterned border. The frame measures 12 1/4″ wide by 15 3/8″ tall with the art measuring 10 1/2″ tall by 7 1/2″ wide.
|Montana Buffalo & Mountain Goat Canvas Photos
Lot # 570Estimate: 200.00 – 400.00 USD
Description: Included in this lot we have a pair of Montana canvas photos of an American Buffalo and Mountain goat. The first of the canvas photos depicts a large American buffalo as its laying down in the middle of a grassy field. The second piece shows a mountain goat in mid-leap over a river. The goat is jumping to a rocky outcropping over a section of white water. The photos are printed onto a canvas stretched over a wooden frame. The photos show good condition overall with little to no wear. The photo measures 20″ wide by 16″ tall.
|Canvas Outdoor Boy Scout Backpack & Canteens
Lot # 607Estimate: 200.00 – 400.00 USD
Description: Included in this lot we have a Boy Scouts of America canvas and leather day backpack and three water canteens originating from the mid to late 1900s. The backpack displays olive green canvas construction with leather securing straps. The piece shows a large single cargo space with a smaller pocket across the front. The three canteens show metal construction with cloth coverings. Two of the canteens show a cotton cloth covering, each showing a medallion reading “Boy Scouts Of America National Council 100% Cotton”. The final canteen shows a striped exterior and comes with its original box. The pieces show good condition overall with some wear due to age. The backpack 17 1/4″ tall by 16″ wide with the larger of the canteens measuring 9 1/4″ long by 4 1/2″ wide.
|Boy Scouts of America Handbook Collection 1938-52
Lot # 608Estimate: 200.00 – 400.00 USD
Description: Featured in this lot we have a collection of Boy Scouts of America Handbook for Boys originating from 1938 to 1952. The collection consists of seven handbooks for boys including; one 1938, one early 1940s, one 1952, and four 1948s. The books show four different cover styles. The first cover shows a simple side portrait design with historical figures in the background. The second piece shows a group of three boys carrying flags. The third design shows a group of five scouts moving through the woods. With the final cover showing a group sitting around a campfire with a Native American spiritual figure raising from the smoke. The collection shows good condition overall with some wear across the books due to age and use. The books measure approximately 4 1/4″ wide by 6 3/4″ tall.
|Boy Scouts of America Metal Frame Canvas Backpack
Lot # 623Estimate: 200.00 – 400.00 USD
Description: Featured in this lot we have a Boy Scouts of America metal framed canvas backpack originating from the mid to late 1900s. The backpack displays an aluminum metal frame with a canvas pack attached to the frame. The canvas pack displays a large central storage space with three mid-sized exterior pockets. The top flap of the backpack is marked with the Scouts logo of a bald eagle on a fleur de lis and marked “Boy Scouts Of America – Be Prepared 1307”. The backpack shows good condition overall with some light wear across the piece due to use. The backpack measures 15″ wide by 31 1/2″ tall.
|Indian Air Cooled Metal Water Hand Pump Backpack
Lot # 656Estimate: 250.00 – 500.00 USD
Description: Included in this lot we have an Indian D.B. Smith & Co air-cooled metal water hand pump backpack system and extra nozzle. The pack shows galvanized steel construction with a thick rubber hose attached to a brass pump system. The larger tank shows a pair of green and yellow shoulder straps. It is marked across the back reading “Air Cooled Patented Tank”. The hand pump and extra nozzle are marked across the front reading “Indian Pat Pending D.B. Smith & Co. Utica. New York”. The set shows good condition overall with some light wear due to age. The pack measures 18 3/4″ tall by 14″ wide.
|Boy Scout Pretzel Tins & Assorted Memorabilia
Lot # 677Estimate: 250.00 – 500.00 USD
Description: Included in this lot we have a pair of Boy Scouts of America pretzel tins and assorted memorabilia originating from the 1980s. The collection consists of two pretzel tins, two records, a leather belt and decorated belt buckle, a Scout statue, laser glass art, and a stuffed bear in a Scout uniform. The first of the pretzel tins is a Statue of Liberty Bicentennial collectors tin. The second tin shows an Egyptian style exterior with three winners of a Scouts National art competition. The belt displays tooled leather construction with a National Youth Leadership Training belt buckle. The statue shows resin construction with a plaque reading “From All Scouts For All Time” with the glass art showing a laser-carved design of a scout hiking. The final two records and a bear clothed in a boy scouts uniform. The collection showing good condition overall. The largest pretzel tin measures 10 1/2″ in diameter by 13 1/4″ tall.
|Ducks Unlimited Weather Station & Wall Clock
Lot # 726Estimate: 250.00 – 500.00 USD
Description: Included in this lot we have a Ducks Unlimited weather station and wall clock originating from the mid to late 1900s. The station displays a red-hued wooden wall mount with a thermometer, barometer, and Movado clock. The pieces show paper faces and are set with brass borders. The top of the station shows a brass “Ducks Unlimited” medallion with a seal style design. The piece shows excellent condition overall with little to no wear. The weather station measures 17 1/4″ tall by 4 3/4″ wide.
Estimate: 250.00 – 500.00 USD
Description: Featured in this lot we have an original Dorothy Weston Larson framed painting titled “Church In The Vale”. Dorothy Louise Weston Larson (1920-2009) was an American western artist known for her landscape paintings. This original painting displays a snow-covered hillside with the top three-quarters of a white and green church. The painting displays snowy mountains rising in the background. The painting is signed in the bottom right-hand corner reading “D. Weston Larson”. The piece is set into a custom wooden frame and glass panel across the front. The back of the piece displays a tag reading “Church In The Vale Fromberg, Montana Dorothy Larson”. The piece shows good condition overall with some light wear across the frame and back. The frame measures 20 1/2″ wide by 16 1/4″ tall with the art measuring 13 1/2″ wide by 9 1/2″ tall.
Estimate: 200.00 – 400.00 USD
Description: Offered in this lot we have a pair of Montana photos on canvas of a mountain landscape and bald eagle. The photos are printed on a piece of canvas stretched over a wooden frame. The first of the photos depict a wonderful image of a bald eagle in a portrait style photo. The second of the photos display a beautiful Montana mountain landscape. The piece shows a few cars driving on a dirt road with a patch of wildflowers and mountains rising in the background. The photos show good condition overall with little to no wear. The larger of the two photos measures 20″ wide by 16″ tall.
Estimate: 200.00 – 400.00 USD
Description: Included in this lot we have a signed Boy Scouts and Washington framed print by Wilbur circa mid-1900s. The print displays four figures, a bear scout, boy scout, and Ranger all looking in the distance with the faint image of George Washington praying in the left-hand corner. The print shows a wonderful realistic art style with excellent attention to detail. The piece is signed in the bottom right-hand corner reading “Wilbur”. The art is set into a wooden frame with a tag across the front. The plaque across the bottom reading “In Appreciation to Gen. Tom D. Campbell Kit Carson Council”. The piece shows good condition overall with some light wear across the frame. The frame measures 16″ wide by 17″ tall with the art measuring 13 1/2″ tall by 12 1/2″ wide.
|Hand-Made & Finished Rustic Wood Hiking Staves
Lot # 746Estimate: 100.00 – 300.00USD
Description: For your consideration, a collection of 17 hand-made & finished rustic wood hiking staves. These hiking staves hearken back to a universally time-honored childhood tradition of finding and using a “walking”/ “hiking” staff while hiking through the woods. Each hiking staff has been peeled of bark, sanded, and coated with a lacquer finish, resulting in the finest collection of hiking staves known to kids of all ages–Best of all? They’re all keepers! These staves are all of different lengths and girths. They range in length from 42″-58.5″ and are all the right thickness to be sturdy, yet fit nicely in the hand.
|Forest Service 5 Gal Wildfire Water Pump Backpacks
Lot # 527Estimate: 350.00 – 700.00USDDescription: Featured in this lot we have a pair of U.S. Forest Service five-gallon wildfire water hand pump backpack. The two water backpacks display yellow canvas construction with a Velcro top and padded shoulder straps. The interior of the packs shows a clear rubber five-gallon water bladder. The pack shows a circular cut out towards the bottom of the backpack to make room for the nozzle attachment point. The piece shows a brass hand pump nozzle with a hose attached to the water container. The pack displays an extra pocket across the back and is marked in black lettering reading “Not For Drinking F S S”. The packs are designed to allow easy transportation of water and hose systems to wildfires located in the backcountry. The pieces show good condition overall with some light wear due to use. The backpacks measure 21″ tall by 16 1/2″ wide with the hand pump measuring 19″ long.