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Raunig Art Enterprises paying CASH!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

Always discreet in our communications and transactions, we are willing to pay cash for western art, and other related western Americana for items of quality and historical importance. We actively seek paintings and sculpture from artists such as; Edgar S. Paxson, William Standing, Edward Borein, William “Bill” Gollings, Asa “Ace” Powell, James K. Ralston, Charles […]

Raunig Art Enterprises Acquires Major Art Collection: The Edgar S. Paxson Family Estate

Friday, June 10th, 2011

The Ray (Grandson of Edgar) and Shirley Paxson home in Butte, Montana was filled with hundreds of pieces of original art and prints, vintage photographs, books, personal belongings including a buckskin suit, a presentation silver walking stick, a tremendous Plains Indian tomahawk, an antique Winchester rifle with buckskin rifle case, art works by other noted artists, and many more […]

Buying Native American Antiques ~ Plains Art

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

I seek to purchase all manner of Plains, Plateau, Southwest Indian antiques including beadwork items such as pipe bags, moccasins, pouches, knife cases, rifle scabbards, navajo weavings, navajo blankets, etc. If you have a collection, estate property or individual items, please contact me at Raunig Art Enterprises (click link) for a discreet evaluation. We especially […]

Indian Trade Knives ~ Early American Weaponry

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

An essential accouterment of the American Indian was the knife. It was a tool and weapon carried at all times for ready use. My fascination for Indian and Frontier knives has developed into a collection of over 200 early primitive knives. My focus is on handmade or blacksmith made knives of the frontier, used by both the white frontiersman as well as the […]

William Standing ~ Montana Legend in Art

Monday, November 9th, 2009

William Standing (1904-1951) has become yet another highly sought after artist hailing from the great state of Montana. Standing was a versatile artist who worked in many genres including cartoon drawings for post cards and calenders, roughly composed oil sketches, portrait work, highly refined and well executed oils of western scenes. His work has been […]

William Bill Gollings ~ 1878-1932

Monday, October 5th, 2009

William “Bill” Gollings started painting professionally in Sheridan, Wyoming in the early 20th century and funded his art school tuition through selling rights to publication of several oil paintings to a mid-western publishing firm who used the western images to create calenders, lithographs, post cards, etc. Gollings was a working cowboy and lived the western lifestyle first […]

8/09 ~ Montana’s Rich Art Heritage

Friday, August 7th, 2009

8/7/09 ~ I am anxious for some feedback on this topic, but I get the impression Montanans may not be fully aware of the astounding art heritage that documents it’s happenings and history. I grew up in Montana and developed a strong interest in the frontier and historic happenings in Montana and the west in […]

7/09 The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction ~ The big auction in Reno pulls back on the reins!

Monday, July 27th, 2009

7/27/09 ~ I just returned from my annual trek to the famous Coeur d’Alene Art Auction in Reno, Nevada. As is typical of this auction, it offered some phenomenal works, many fresh to the market from old private and institutional collections. While it was obvious the number of high end works offered was significantly down […]