Oct. 31 Auction Supports Montana Scouts

The catalog for the Oct. 31, North American Auction Co., auction is live on their website: October 31, 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.


Lot #397: Edward S Curtis “Piegan Girls” Black & White Photo

Estimate: 400.00 – 800.00 USD

Description: Featured in this lot we have a black and white framed photo by Edward S. Curtis titled “Piegan Girls” originating from the early 1900s. Edward S. Curtis (1868 – 1952) was an American Photographer and Ethnologist who focused on the American West and Native American people. The photo shows two Native American Piegan girls standing in an open field with the two girls showing traditional clothes. The print shows black and white coloration with good detail. The print is set into a wooden frame with a tan border around the piece. The piece shows good condition overall with some light wear across the frame. The frame measures 19 1/2″ wide by 22 1/2″ tall with the art measuring 9″ wide by 12 1/4″ tall.

 

Lot #398 “Catch of the Day” Michael Coleman Framed Print

Estimate: 400.00 – 800.00 USD

Description: Featured in this lot we have a framed print by Michael Coleman titled “Catch of the Day”. Michael Colman (1946- ) is an American artist known for his wildlife paintings and sculptures. The print depicts a black bear cub looking towards the viewer leaning on a tree. The small tree shows a fishing kreel and trout hanging from one of the branches. The painting displays a wonderful artistic style with excellent detail. The bottom of the piece shows a brass plaque reading “Catch of the Day by Michael Coleman”. The print is set into a wooden frame with a green border around the piece. The piece shows good condition overall with little to no wear. The frame measures 23 1/2″ wide by 27 1/2″ tall with the art measuring 13″ wide by 16 1/2″ tall.

 

Lot #570: Priest, Bill Wolves, Trout Matte Photo Collection

Estimate: 200.00 – 400.00 USD

Description: For your consideration is this Priest, Bill Photography wolves and trout matte photography collection. The matte photographs show professional construction with a speckled off a white border. The first picture is a photogravure of trout swimming in green-looking water; and the second photograph is of wolves running majestically on the snow. The condition of this pair of matte photographs is good with no obvious signs of damage and shown inside a protective sleeve. The measurements of this of these 20″ x 16″ and the visible art measures 10 1/2″ x 10 1/4″.

 

Lot #666: Priest, Bill Elk & Big Horn Sheep Matte Collection

Estimate: 200.00 – 400.00 USD

For your consideration is this Priest, Bill Photography elk and bighorn sheep matte photography collection. The matte photographs show professional construction with a speckled off-white border. The first picture shows a majestic elk in a wooded grove of aspen trees on guard from sounds in the woods; the next photograph shows a closeup shot of a bighorn sheep on the top of a windswept plateau looking off into the distance. The condition of this pair of matte photographs is good with no obvious signs of damage and shown inside a protective sleeve. The measurements of these matte collection 20″ x 16″ and the visible art measures 13 1/2″ x 10 1/2″.

 

Lot #667: Priest, Bill Bison & Mt. Goat Matte Collection

Estimate: 200.00 – 400.00 USD

Description: For your consideration is this Priest, Bill Photography of a bison and a mountain goat matte photography collection. The matte photographs show professional construction with a speckled off-white border. The first photograph shows a magnificent scene of a bison on the near bank of a river; and the second photograph shows a white mountain goat laying down watching over a ridge high in the hills. The condition of this pair of matte photographs is good with no obvious signs of damage and shown inside a protective sleeve. The measurements of these matte photographs are 16″ x 20″ and the visible art measures 10 1/2″ x 13 1/2″.

 

Lot #669: Priest, Bill Bear, Owl Matte Photo Collection

Estimate: 200.00 – 400.00 USD

Description: For your consideration is this pair of Priest, Bill Photography matte photographs. The matte photographs show professional construction with a speckled off-white border. The first photograph is a lazy scene of a brown bear slumbering on a fallen down tree truck; the second photograph is of a wise owl perched on a twig. The condition of this pair of matte photographs is good with no obvious signs of damage and shown inside a protective sleeve. The measurements of this of these 20″ x 16″ and the visible art measures 10 1/2″ x 10 1/4″.

 

Lot #726: Priest, Bill Eagle, Wolf, & Wood Duck Matte Photos

Estimate: 300.00 – 300.00 USD

Description: For your consideration is this Bill Priest Photography of an eagle, wolf, and wood duck. The matte photographs show professional construction with a speckled off-white border. The first photograph is of a majestic wolf in knee-high snow in a high desert setting; The next is of an American Bald eagle looking into the distance; the last is a photogravure of a wood duck in the water with an interesting blend of colors added as a reflection to the water. The condition of this bordered artwork is good with no obvious signs of damage and behind well preserved plastic sleeves. The measurements of these photographs are 11″ x 14 1/4″ with the visible art measuring 7 1/2″ x 9 1/2″.

 

Lot #739: WPA Museum Project Silkscreen Print

Estimate: 150.00 – 300.00 USD

Description: For your consideration is this silkscreen from the department of forests & waters of Pennsylvania. The sign is on heavy cardstock and shows the art of a man fishing and a doe and buck deer in a stream and forest scene. The sign reads “Help Conserve Our Forests: Be Careful With Fire: Department Of Forests & Waters-Pennsylvania W.A.P. Museum Extension Project- Area Two-. This sign was made as part of the WPA: Museum Extension Project, 1935-1943. This sign is in good condition for its age, the colors are still bright and it has minimal damage to the edges. The sign measures 14″ X 11”. Please see the pictures for an accurate assessment of the condition.

 

Lot #740: Priest, Bill Bison, Elk & Racoon Matte Photography

Estimate: 150.00 – 300.00 USD

Description: For your consideration is this Bill Priest Photography of a bison, elk, and raccoon. The matte photographs show professional construction with a speckled off-white border. The first photograph is of a bison laying down on the snow speckled ground with snow on its head; the next is of an elk bugling into the air with a fall scenic backdrop, and the last photograph shows a raccoon peering from behind a fern on the woodland floor. The condition of these matte photographs is good with no obvious signs of damage and is well preserved behind sleeves of plastic. The overall measurements of these matte photographs are 11″ x 14 1/4″ with the visible art measuring 7 1/2″ x 9 1/2″.