Monday, June 4, 2012

2012 CLA Live Auction 2

I am loaning my blog for the posting of information and images about the 2012 CLA Live Auction that will be held on Saturday, August 18th, at the annual show in Lexington, Kentucky. MUZZLELOADER's own T.C. Albert is the auction chairman this year and has assembled an outstanding line-up of auction items. Even if you can't make the show and auction, I know you will enjoy the images.

Bill Scurlock

Old Hickory Salt Horn by Harris Maupin

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. The feats of General Andrew Jackson, especially at the Battle of New Orleans, successfully propelled his political career to the very heights of presidency the United States itself.
His was a house hold name, and his likeness was instantly recognizable by Americans everywhere. The Contemporary Longrifle Association is fortunate indeed that a craftsman as talented as Harris Maupin of Hillsboro Missouri carved that likeness onto a special “Old Hickory, Hero of New Orleans” salt horn and presented it to us for our special “War of 1812 Live Auction”.
Looking at this little treasure, you too will recognize General Jackson at once, just as you will recognize that it is true piece of contemporary American folk art at its finest. The CLA is honored to offer this fine one of a kind carving to you at this year’s event, and hope that you will join us as we commemorate the War of 1812 and celebrate our shared American heritage.

For more information about the auction or CLA membership please visit:

T.C. Albert

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