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Old West Collectibles Auction Jan. 28-29 part of Black Hills Stock Show Foundation fundraiser

Alaina Mousel, Editor

For 17 years, men and women have gathered to share memories and preserve Western heritage as part of the Old West Collectibles Auction, held in conjunction with the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. The event is an effort of the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation (BHSSF), and helps fund scholarships and community grants. It’s also perfectly aligned with the BHSSF’s mission of preserving Western heritage.

“This is one of the few sales where the clientele comes and appreciates the items. Sometimes it was something their dad or granddad had and they want to own a piece of that history,” said Win Bauer, Old West Collectibles Auction committee chair from Vale, SD.

The 2011 sale bill consists of 375 items specific to being a cowboy on the Northern Plains – saddles, horse tack, buffalo hides, chaps, rifles and Western décor, just to name a few. Prospective buyers can expect 40-50 old guns, 15-20 saddles and plenty of bridles, bits, spurs and Old West memorabilia. Preview begins Friday, Jan. 28 from 4:30-7 p.m., continuing Saturday, Jan. 29 from 8-10 a.m., with bidding beginning at 10 a.m.

“We’re not only selling items here, we’re trying to preserve the history of the area. The Northern Plains was where cowboys became cowboys,” Bauer explained. “They had totally different equipment; a lot of their gear evolved because of the environment.”

For 17 years, men and women have gathered to share memories and preserve Western heritage as part of the Old West Collectibles Auction, held in conjunction with the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. The event is an effort of the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation (BHSSF), and helps fund scholarships and community grants. It’s also perfectly aligned with the BHSSF’s mission of preserving Western heritage.

“This is one of the few sales where the clientele comes and appreciates the items. Sometimes it was something their dad or granddad had and they want to own a piece of that history,” said Win Bauer, Old West Collectibles Auction committee chair from Vale, SD.

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The 2011 sale bill consists of 375 items specific to being a cowboy on the Northern Plains – saddles, horse tack, buffalo hides, chaps, rifles and Western décor, just to name a few. Prospective buyers can expect 40-50 old guns, 15-20 saddles and plenty of bridles, bits, spurs and Old West memorabilia. Preview begins Friday, Jan. 28 from 4:30-7 p.m., continuing Saturday, Jan. 29 from 8-10 a.m., with bidding beginning at 10 a.m.

“We’re not only selling items here, we’re trying to preserve the history of the area. The Northern Plains was where cowboys became cowboys,” Bauer explained. “They had totally different equipment; a lot of their gear evolved because of the environment.”

For 17 years, men and women have gathered to share memories and preserve Western heritage as part of the Old West Collectibles Auction, held in conjunction with the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. The event is an effort of the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation (BHSSF), and helps fund scholarships and community grants. It’s also perfectly aligned with the BHSSF’s mission of preserving Western heritage.

“This is one of the few sales where the clientele comes and appreciates the items. Sometimes it was something their dad or granddad had and they want to own a piece of that history,” said Win Bauer, Old West Collectibles Auction committee chair from Vale, SD.

The 2011 sale bill consists of 375 items specific to being a cowboy on the Northern Plains – saddles, horse tack, buffalo hides, chaps, rifles and Western décor, just to name a few. Prospective buyers can expect 40-50 old guns, 15-20 saddles and plenty of bridles, bits, spurs and Old West memorabilia. Preview begins Friday, Jan. 28 from 4:30-7 p.m., continuing Saturday, Jan. 29 from 8-10 a.m., with bidding beginning at 10 a.m.

“We’re not only selling items here, we’re trying to preserve the history of the area. The Northern Plains was where cowboys became cowboys,” Bauer explained. “They had totally different equipment; a lot of their gear evolved because of the environment.”

For 17 years, men and women have gathered to share memories and preserve Western heritage as part of the Old West Collectibles Auction, held in conjunction with the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. The event is an effort of the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation (BHSSF), and helps fund scholarships and community grants. It’s also perfectly aligned with the BHSSF’s mission of preserving Western heritage.

“This is one of the few sales where the clientele comes and appreciates the items. Sometimes it was something their dad or granddad had and they want to own a piece of that history,” said Win Bauer, Old West Collectibles Auction committee chair from Vale, SD.

The 2011 sale bill consists of 375 items specific to being a cowboy on the Northern Plains – saddles, horse tack, buffalo hides, chaps, rifles and Western décor, just to name a few. Prospective buyers can expect 40-50 old guns, 15-20 saddles and plenty of bridles, bits, spurs and Old West memorabilia. Preview begins Friday, Jan. 28 from 4:30-7 p.m., continuing Saturday, Jan. 29 from 8-10 a.m., with bidding beginning at 10 a.m.

“We’re not only selling items here, we’re trying to preserve the history of the area. The Northern Plains was where cowboys became cowboys,” Bauer explained. “They had totally different equipment; a lot of their gear evolved because of the environment.”

editor’s note: to view auction items, or download a catalog, visit: http://www.bhssf.com.

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