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Auction August 28, 2021: Supporting Montana Scouting

The catalog for the August 28, 2021, North American Auction Co. auction is live on the auction house website: End of Summer Western Sale.

We are excited to continue our partnership with North American Auction Co. in Bozeman and participate in this upcoming online auction.

Throughout 2020, 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.

The necessity to fund our programming has not changed and we have a lot of ground to make up in 2021. We sincerely thank each of you who have donated goods and for North American Auction Co.’s continued help to reach our fundraising goals.

Here are some of the lots that will directly benefit the Montana Council and Scouting in the state. Stay tuned for future auctions as well.

Lot #298: Rocky Mountain Elk Photo On Canvas

Estimate: 300.00 – 600.00 USD

Featured in this lot is a Rocky Mountain elk photo on canvas. The piece displays a Rocky Mountain elk with felt covered antlers resting in a grassy field of flowers. The elk shows wonderful detail and a warm coloration. The photo is printed on a sheet of canvas stretched across a wooden frame. The piece shows good condition overall, with little to no wear. The piece measures 32″ wide by 24″ tall.
Lot #397: Pair of E. S. Curtis Native America Photographs

Estimate: 400.00 – 800.00 USD

Featured in this lot are two sepia and white framed prints by Edward S. Curtis. One is titled “An Isleta Potter” and originates from the early 1920s. The other is titled “The Weaver” and is 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 artists practicing their craft. The prints show sepia and white coloration with good detail. The prints are set into wooden frames with a tan border around the piece and brown matting. The pieces show good condition overall, with some light wear across the frame. The art measures 7 1/2″ X 5 1/2″. The frames measure 16 1/2″ wide by 13 1/2″.
Lot #398: Pair of E. S. Curtis Native America Photographs

Estimate: 300.00 – 600.00 USD

Included in this lot is a framed Rouge River Hydraulic Mining Certificate originating from the 1870s. The certificate is for a transfer/ purchase of shares in the Rouge River Hydraulic Mining Company. The piece is printed in black, green, and red ink on yellowed paper with numerous blank sections to fill out. The piece is marked across the side with a record book slip on the side of the certificate. The piece is set into a painted wood frame. The piece shows very good condition, with some light wear across the frame. The piece frame measures 21 1/2″ wide by 8 1/4″ tall, with the certificate measuring 13 1/2″ wide by 4″ tall.
Lot #558: Canvas Outdoor Boy Scout Backpack & Canteens

Estimate: 200.00 – 400.00 USD

Featured in this lot are a Boy Scouts of America canvas, leather day backpack, and four water canteens originating from the mid to late 1900s. There are four canteens and a Boy Scouts of America day Yucca pack. All of the canteens are marked Boy Scouts of America, except the military surplus web belt canteen. The condition of this pack and canteens is good and functional, albeit used, showing slight wear to the fabric of the sleeves for the canteens and to the pack itself. The measurements of this Yucca pack and canteens are 17″ x 15″ x 10″ for the pack; 29″ long web belt; 8″ x 5 1/2″ x 4″ for the belted canteen; 7″ x 7″ x 4″ for the two larger round canteens; 7″ x 7 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ for the thinner canteen.
Lot #568: Framed Western Cowboy Sketch Collection

Estimate: 150.00 – 300.00 USD

Included in this lot is a pair of framed western cowboy sketches. One sketch shows a cowboy and his two horses after a successful hunt. The other sketch shows a cowboy roping a calf. The roping sketch has been signed by the artist, “Geo. Croff”, and the hunting sketch is signed “Denver” and dated ’89. Both sketches are in good condition and are professionally framed. The larger frame measures 16.75″ x 19.5″.
Lot #570: Bozeman, Montana Gallatin County Sketch Boards

Estimate: 150.00 – 300.00 USD

For your consideration are Bozeman, Montana, Gallatin county sketch boards. There are three sketch boards in this collection; the first shows an illustration of the store of John Potter, Hamilton, Gallatin County; the next are illustrations of the residence of Wilh. A. Zietzke and Horace Annis from Bozeman, Montana; the last is of three businesses from 1883 in Bozeman, Montana. The condition of these sketch boards is good; they display no obvious signs of damage and are well preserved behind shrink wrap. The measurements of these sketch boards are 10 1/4″ x 7″ for all three.
Lot #721: Canvas Outdoor Boy Scout Backpack & Canteens

Estimate: 200.00 – 400.00 USD

Included in this lot is a Boy Scouts of America canvas, 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 that reads “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 and some wear due to age. The backpack measures 17 1/4″ tall by 16″ wide and the larger of the canteens measuring 9 1/4″ long by 4 1/2″ wide.
Lot #740: Two Framed Norman Rockwell Boy Scout Prints

Estimate: 150.00 – 300.00 USD

Included in this lot are two framed Norman Rockwell Boy Scout prints. The names of these prints are “Can’t Wait!” and “To Keep Myself Physically Strong”. The “Can’t Wait!” print is a depiction of a Cub Scout trying on a very large Boy Scout uniform, anticipating wearing one someday. The “To Keep Myself Physically Strong” print shows a Cub Scout measuring the chest of a Boy Scout who is trying to stay fit. Both of these prints are in good condition and are set into a wooden frame. The frames measure 15″ by 12″.
Lot #749: Montana 100 Years of Boy Scouting Camporee Poster

Estimate: 100.00 – 300.00 USD

For your consideration is this framed Montana Council statewide Camporee advertising poster announcing the celebration of 100 years of Boy Scouting in Montana. It shows a photo of three young boy scouts outside of a large camp, equipped for adventure in the mountains of Montana. The bottom right of the photo is marked “dmazanec”, presumably the photographer’s name. The bottom of the poster shows the details of the event and 100 years of scouting emblems. This poster is expertly framed in a wood frame by the Genesis Frame Shop in Helena, MT. It measures 15.5” x 19” and the visible poster measures 12.5” x 15.5”.