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DoneFeb 28, 2023 3:22 PM EST
Newport, KY, United States
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American Indian & Western Americana Auction

This sale features nearly 300 lots of American Indian art and artifacts as well as items that recall the romantic image of the American West. Highlighted lots include a Winchester Model 1890 Rifle used at the 101 Ranch (Lot 117), a Colt Single Action Army Revolver owned by 101 Ranch Performer and Young Buffalo Wild West Show Manager Vernon Seaver (Lot 276). Also included is a variety of western artifacts including hats and spurs from the BAR-C Ranch, owned by Bill Geis, grandson of 101 Ranch Comptroller Ellsworth Collings. These include vintage hats (Lots 90-94), horse bits (96-98), and spurs (100-104). Lewis & Grant is especially proud to feature in this auction are several lots attributed to legendary cowboy and wild west show performer Bill Pickett (1870-1832). These items were in the possession of BIll Geis and the Bar-C ranch after the closure of the 101 Ranch in 1932, Pickett having passed away that same year. An important breaker of the color barrier in rodeos and Wild West Shows, Bill Pickett is credited with the now-classic sport of "bull-dogging". These artifacts include two pairs of chaps (Lots 110-111), a selection of family photos (Lots 112), and two firearms (Lots 115-116), believed to have been used by Pickett during his lifetime. This auction also features several excellent lots of western art, including a limited edition statue by Veryl Goodnight (Lot 246), several attractive bronzed (Lots 245, 247, 248), a painting by Navajo painter Frank B. Austin (Lot 254), and a variety of western themed decor perfect for complimenting a ranch house or those who appreciate equestrian decoration. Lewis & Grant also presents a wide selection of historic manuscripts and photographs, which capture both the legendary and mundane aspects of western life, including images of ranchers, cowboys, horsemen, and American Indians. Absentee and pre-bidding begins February 18, with live bidding commencing Tuesday, February 28th at 10:00 am EST. For more information or to r
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