Sept. 5 Auction Supports Montana Scouts

The catalog for the Sept. 5, North American Auction Co., auction is live on their website: Early September American Indian & Western 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.


 

Estimate: 400.00 – 800.00 USD

 

Description

“Included in this lot we have a metal Adventure canoe from the Boy Scouts of America. The canoe features sturdy metal construction with two metal seats. The side of the piece shows a blue painted Boy Scouts logo across the front. The canoe shows metal reinforcement across each end and across the bottom. The canoe displays a pair of Yellowstone National Park water permits. The bottom interior of the piece shows a light blue bottom. The piece shows good condition overall with some light wear due to use. The canoe measures 17″ long by 36” wide.

Phone Stowage Box From Coast Guard Ship

Estimate: 100.00 – 200.00 USD

Description

“In this lot is a unique item. This is a Telephone Stowage brass box taken from a Coast Guard Cutter. The box measures 9 3/4″ X 6 1/2 X 10 1/2″ (not including the mounting brackets). This box is reported to come from a USCG cutter that was launched on July 31st, 1965. Brass items were standard but over time due to the maintenance needed the box was painted white to match the ship. In 1977 this box was replaced with an aluminum one and it was placed in a scrap room. In 1978 it was found and the person decided to restore it, rather than throw it out. The box has its original plates with serial numbers intact as well as 5 Mounting Bolts and nuts. With this treasure is also a letter written telling its story and a photo of the ship. This box is in excellent restored condition.”

Estimate: 100.00 – 300.00 USD

 

Description

“For your consideration is this 1960’s Denver Colorado ski poster autographed by Tewell’s artist Hoffman. The poster shows a brightly colored and decorated ski poster of an individual making a left banking turn on skis with his right ski pole in the air. The poster is signed by the artist to the right of the left ski boot and is labeled ‘autographed by Tewell’s-Denver’ and stated in the margin at the top “Ski Denver.” The condition of this ski poster is good showing some wear to the edges but still in a good, well-preserved showing condition. The measurements of this poster are 28 1/2″ x 20″.

Estimate: 100.00 – 200.00 USD

Description

“For your consideration in this lot are four Winchester Rifle advertising callender prints The prints measure 17″ X 11”. All of the prints are from December The first print is December 1894. The top artwork is by Fredrick Remington and is called “Ranchmen Protecting Stock from Wolves” and shows three “cowboys” getting ready to shoot three wolves who are about to attack a beef. The bottom artwork is not marked. It show two men in a birch bark canoe looking at a bull moose on the bank, and is called “A Surprise Party”. This print has a light crease in the top. The next print is 1895. The top art is called “Success” and shows two me after a successful bear huny. The bottom art is called ” An Unexpected Chance” and shows two men on their beach camp taking aim on a deer who came down to the water, both artworks are by A.B. Frost. The next print is 1896 and shows two men closing in on a wounded bull moose to give him ” The Finishing Shot”. This prnt has a small piece of artwork on the side called “Ready” and show a gentleman taking aim and his Brittney dog waiting behind him. The bottom art is “Aim Low” and shows two hunters taking aim at a Mountain Goat on a rocky mountainside. A.B. Frost is signed on the top and bottom art. The last print is from 1898 and shows the art “The 30 Did It” as two me inspect a Caribou, that they dropped with one shot. The bottom art is a man in his duck blind shooting at ducks as they fly over and his dog retrieves them from the water. Both these pieces of art are signed by A.B. Frost. all these prints are in good condition with slight damage, please see images for accurate condition.”

Estimate: 100.00 – 200.00 USD

Description

“For your bidding pleasure is this like new Hand Tooled leather Purse with shoulder strap and Coin Purse. The purse measures 11″ across the bottom, 7″ tall, 8 1/2″ across the top and 2 1/2″ wide. The purse closes with a brass and red barrel twist knob. Inside the purse is lined with green velvet and has three sipper close pouches. The strap is 32″ long and 1/2″ wide and can be converted to two handles or a shorter strap. The leather and lacing on the purse are in excellent condition and the tooling shows high relief. The coin purse is 6″ X 3 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ with a 7″ loop handle and a zipper closing. the coin purse shows a little use and has a small area of shading on the leather.”

Estimate: 100.00 – 200.00 USD

Description

“Joseph Csatari (born 1929, South River, New Jersey, as son of Hungarian immigrants) is a realist artist who worked with Norman Rockwell. As a boy, Csatari had painstakingly recreated Saturday Evening Post covers that Rockwell had painted. Like his mentor Rockwell, he also served as art director of Boys’ Life magazine at the beginning of his career, being named to that position in 1973. This was the time he worked closely with Rockwell. Csatari’s job was to come up with possible themes for the paintings and make rough sketches for Rockwell. Once Rockwell decided on a concept, Csatari would gather models and shuttle them up for a photo shoot in the artist’s studio in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Csatari often assisted Rockwell on his work at this time as by then Rockwell was aging. In 1976 when Rockwell retired from the calendar commission, the BSA asked Csatari to continue in the Rockwell tradition. In 1977, shortly before Rockwell died, Csatari was commissioned as the Boy Scouts of America’s official artist. In this collection are ten prints that Csatari did called “The New Spirit of Scouting” These prints are on heavy paper 14′ X 11″ with the art being 11 1/2″ X 8 1/2″. “The Reunion” shows middle age men poising with their Cub Scout photos, “You Can Do It” shows a troop encouraging a member in his physical fitness test, “Scouting Through The Years” shows Young boys listening to a grandfather talk of his scouting days as mother and father look on. “Family Camping” Shows a family of Father, Mother Sister and two boys, one in cub scout and one in Boy Scout uniforms carrying gear to a campsite, “Eagle Service Project” shows four scouts caring tools and a Beagle on the way to work on a Eagle Service Project, “It’s a Boys Life” Shows three scouts at a camp site reading a Boys Life magazine with Joe Montana’s photo on the cover, “the Patrol Leader” show an older scout instructing five younger scouts on how to pack a back pack, “After Hours Shows an adult scout leader demonstrating first aid wraps to three scouts and the dog watches and the Mother brings in refreshments, “a Winter Camping Scene” show a group of scouts at a winter camp welcoming a newly arrived group, The Strength Of Scouting Through Volunteers” shows a young scout with a thank you card before a group of eight adult leaders. These prints have a 1986 copyright mark. Even though they are in the Rockwell style they show a subtle welcomed change of the times with an ethnic diversity not seen in previous works.”

Estimate: 250.00 – 500.00 USD

Description

In this lot offered for your consideration is an antique Scout leader’s hat in a custom hat holder. This hat is the classic flat-brimmed “Campaign Hat”. The Boy Scouts of America Campaign hat was designed to be as timeless as the BSA tradition and is perfect for outdoor adventures! This hat comes with an additional band, and a custom made holder to protect the hat and keep the brim flat. The hat measures 21 3/4″ around the inside. Paired with this leader’s hat is a Spanish sword. This sword is 40″ in total length with a 33 1/2″ blade. The hilt has scrollwork as part of the grip and hilt. On the blade is detailed etching and the words Colada del CID, making this sword a replica of the famous sword. The Colada Sword belonged to the Castilian knight Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, known as “El Cid Campeador” in the 11th century. He was the prototype of the knight. This sword is rustic in its hilt and handle and shows some rust and loss of finish.

Estimate: 150.00 – 300.00 USD

Description

“For your consideration in this lot are fourteen Norman Rockwell Boy Scout prints. First is a print of “A Great Moment” Showing a Boy Scout receiving his Eagle Scout pin. This print has been glued to foam board. The first group is Series II: A Good Turn, A Scout Is Reverent, Scouting Is Outing, Good Friends, Homecoming, and Mighty Proud. Series III has: Men Of Tomorrow, A Scout Is Helpful, America Builds For Tomorrow, A Scout Is Reverent, A Good Scout, Scouts Of Many Trails, High Adventure (this print has Jim ~ Dean 1991 written on the border). All these prints are 14″ X 11″ and in very good condition.”