“Thanks To All For A Great Auction”

Held on August 18, 2012 at the Annual CLA Show and Meeting,
Lexington, KY

         “This year’s auction was a tremendous success! 23 superb artistic works by 32 CLA artists generated an excitement at the auction which prompted buyers to step forward and take home some great creations.

         After a year’s work to make the 2012 War of 1812 ‘Path to Freedom’ Fundraising Auction an event to remember, I’m almost sad to say it’s over. As the CLF Fundraising Committee chairman I had the good fortune to work with the artists and get to know them and their work. Thanks to each of them for all of their efforts and for making the 2012 CLF Fund Raising Auction the big success that it was. And to all the ‘behind the scenes’ volunteers, and donors, too. Thanks again to everyone.”

TC Albert
2012 CLF Fundraising Committee Chairman

TIM ALBERT & TIM CROSBY, Tansel horn & pouch$1,300
BRIAN BARKER, Tecumseh tomahawk$750
MIKE MCHUGH, Brock war club$350
MARIAH BLAKE, Quilled birch bark box$400
SCOTT, CATHY SIBLEY & DAVID HUGHES, Powder horn and papers$700
JOE SEABOLT, Knife$400
LARRY & ZACH CALLAHAN, Quilled bag and tool kit$200
JACK HUBBARD, Horseshoe Bend powder horn$460
GLEN MOCK, Midshipman’s dirk and sheath$400
LARRY SPISAK, Tecumseh’s Northwest Trade Gun$5,500
MITCH YATES, The Hunters of Kentucky longrifle$2,500
FRANK BARKER, Cartridge box$100
Joseph Stewart pouch and horn set
HARRIS MAUPIN, Old Hickory salt horn$350
HARRIS MAUPIN, Battle of New Orleans powder horn$600
JAMES BLAKE & CHRIS HAYS, Pipe with quilled stem$800
MICHAEL AGEE, S Houston to Gen’l Jackson pouch$3,500
CURT GILLOCK, Coach trunk$800
JENNIFER FRANTZ, Floor cloth$200
BART DELLINGER, Ft. Meigs axe$150
JOHN DONELSON, 3 Naval boarding axes$450

The 2012 Contemporary Longrifle Association’s Live Auction (Friday, March 2, 2012)
As chairman of the CLA live auction committee, I want to let you know that the 2012 Live Auction is definitely going to be quite an event. This is the bi-centennial of the war of 1812, and to commemorate the events of that War I asked for artists to volunteer that would keep this theme in mind and make a project that related to the War of 1812 in some way. Yes, I was a little afraid that this theme might scare a lot of artists away and limit overall participation, but as it turned out, the exact opposite was true. In no time at all we had over thirty artists making nearly two dozen separate items, which is the most ever for our annual event.  More...

Larry Spisak and the Tecumseh Gun Project (Thursday, March 8, 2012)
Dear readers, as promised, here is the first of the CLA live auction items. Some of you may have recognized the British Indian Department brand from the last CLA auction post. It is the brand applied to guns that the British gave to their Indian allies during the war of 1812. This years live auction includes a copy of the gun once owned by Tecumseh, and now owned by the Museum of the fur trade. If you have always wanted to see this gun, the actual original will be on display at at the auction right beside the copy of it, and if you have always wanted to own a working copy of this iconic piece, now is your chance. The story about the copy and how it came to be created for us was penned by Mark Sage, one of our team that went to Nebraska to photo and measure the original. He can tell it best.  More...

The Scott and Cathy Sibley Horn Project (Sunday, March 18th, 2012)
At the auction this year we are offering this beautiful 18th century campaign horn made by Sott and Cathy Sibley. And if you know anything about contemporary powder horns, then you know that this husband and wife team from Wyoming have long been recognized as two of the nation’s premier horn makers.

"For General Jackson" Pouch by Michael Agee (April 1 2012)
This museum quality pouch was created for us by Michael Agee.   More...

"A Tansel Pouch and Horn Set" by the Two Tims (5/17/12)
A Fort Meigs Tansel Horn And Pouch Set  More...

"A Traditional Tobacco Pipe" by James Blake and Chris Hays (7/2/2012)
James Blake and Chris Hays have teamed up to create an truly iconic Native American item for our auction, one that would have typically been crafted and used by Native Americans all along the frontier during the War of 1812 . Chris has carefully fashioned a pewter inlaid, red "Catlinite" pipe bowl, and to accompany it James made a traditional quill decorated and incise carved pipe stem.   More...

"Tecumseh/Brock War Club" by Mike McHugh (7/2/12)
When the war of 1812 finally broke out, General Isaac Brockhad been preparing for it for quite some time. After stopping the Americanadvance under the command of William Hull, Brock met the Shawnee Chief Tecumsehand together they planned an attack that resulted in the fall of Detroit andthe capture of its entire garrison.   More...

"Battle of New Orleans horn" by Harris Maupin (7/2/12)
Harris Maupin of Hillsboro Missouri carved this large powder horn for the upcoming CLA fundraising auction in Lexington Kentucky, and if a picture is worth a thousand words, then the carvings on this horn could easily represent a whole book.   More...

"Joseph Stewart Pouch and Horn Set" (7/2/12)
Team work and cooperation have become hallmark of the CLA and its
members. The "Joseph Stewart" horn and pouch set made especially for the
upcoming CLA live auction in Lexington this August, and the four CLA
members that worked together to create it, embody what that attitude can
accomplish even by proxy working together separately across the country.  More...

"Old Hickory Salt Horn" by Harris Maupin (7/2/12)
During the War of 1812, the extraordinary acts of heroism and bravery of many American patriots became legendary and their names were entered into the pages of history. For many, even after the war, these deeds served to advance their careers in ways they probably never dreamed of.  More...

"War of 1812 Midshipman’s Dirk" by Glen Mock (7/2/12)
The war of 1812 was ignited over our right to free trade and unrestricted shipping. To demand these rights, our fledgling maritime force had to square off with the Kings own royal Navy. Britannia prided he ability to rule the seas, and her fighting ships and the sailors that manned were some of the best disciplinedand equipped in the world at that time.  More...

"Battle of Horse Shoe Bend" Powder Horn by Jack Hubbard (7/2/12)
Though the War of 1812 was a nationwide war, most battles were fought in the Northeast,on the high seas and on the Great Lakes. But in the South turmoil among the Indians was promoted by the British and their Indian allies. The Creeks, known as the Red Sticks, armed by the British carried the war to the white settlers living on the frontiers,including forays into Tennessee.   More...

"A War of 1812 Militiamans Cartridge Box" by Frank Barker (7/2/12)
In 1812, America’s standing army numberedless than 12,000 men. Because of this, President Madison called upon local and statemilitia units to carry the day. They were simply asked to invade and capture Canada, which would quickly force the British into negotiations or even surrender.  More...

"A Traditional Quill Decorated Storage Box" Made by Mariah Blake (7/2/12)
CLA artist Mariah Blake has crafted a traditional Native American piece for the auction, a quill decorated birch bark storage box.   More...

"Tecumseh's Pipe Ax" made by Brian Barker (7/11/12)
This CLA fundraising auction item was crafted by artist Brian Barker. He has researched and created a copy of a pipe ax once owned by the Shawnee chief Tecumseh.  More...

"A complete Rifle Accoutrement Tool Set and Quilled Storage Pouch" by Larry and Zach Callahan (7/21/12)
Every rifle needs some special custom tools to keep it firing well and in working order. Realizing that, artists Larry and Zach Callahan, a father and son team from Pevely Missouri, worked together to make a very nice and very complete set of rifleman’s accoutrements and the specially made brain tanned, quill decorated pouch to keep them in.   More...

The CLA "Alligator Horse" rifle by Mitch Yates and the ALR Moderators (7/30/12)
Mitch Yates and the moderators over at American Long Rifles web site have made a very special rifle for the upcoming CLA fund raising auction. This Dickert style rifle was designed to pay tribute to the legendary “Hunters of Kentucky” and their expliots at the Battle of New Orleans under Andrew Jackson.  More...

This Years Artist Contact List (7/30/12)
If you want to contact any of this years artists about having them make something especially for you,here is where you can get ahold of them.   More...

Long knives by Daniel Casey, Dana Buchannan, Joe Seabolt and Billy Heck (8/13/12)
An undeniably important piece of our shared "Culture of the Longrifle" is the knife. So inseperable were frontiersmen and their ever present big blades, that they were identified by them and actually called "longknives".  More...

Donations from Curt Gillock and Jennifer Frantz (8/13/12)
Curt Gillock of Two Fools Leather Goods has made this "Hair-on Flop-top Trunk" for the upcoming CLA fundraising auction, and Jennifer Frantz of Americana Floorcloths will be donating a patriotic "Join or Die" floorcloth to the event  More...

Axes by John Donelson and Bart Dellinger (8/13/12)
"Axes: Theres one if by land, and theres three if by sea, the CLA fundraising auction offers you your choice."   More...

Our thanks go to these talented and generous artists for their contributions, and to all the donors which made this auction possible: Jim Chambers; Getz Barrel Co; Wayne Dunlap, Ed Rayl; Freddie Harrison; Powder Horns and More; Museum of the Fur Trade; Reeves Goehring; North Star West; Mark Wheland; Fred Miller; David Keck; Tom Bowen, Crazy Crow Trading Post, and the moderators of the American Long Rifle web page.

And to the following Media who helped us get the word out: Muzzleloader; Muzzle Blasts; On the Trail; Journal of the Early Americas; American Tradition; The Broadside; Contemporarymakers.blogspot.com; Blackpowdermag.com; Blackpowder411.com; and Muzzleloadermag.blogspot.com. And our writers: Mark Sage, John Hayes, Eric Van Alstine and Tim Albert.


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