Deadwood auction to benefit Wounded Warrior Project, history - KOTA Territory News

Deadwood auction to benefit Wounded Warrior Project, history

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A mold of the largest gold nugget ever found in the Black Hills and a famous Sunday morning cartoon strip are among many other pieces to be auctioned off at the Deadwood Mountain Grand  Saturday.

The 'PCJ2,' is a replica of the Potato Creek Johnny Nugget, and it's made from gold dust of the second largest nugget, the Icebox.

Auction sponsor Chris Johnson says the nugget could sell anywhere from $20,000 to $1 million.

Proceeds from the entire auction will benefit both Deadwood History, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Also being auctioned off is the work of famous comic strip artist, Chris Brown, who is known for his Hagar the Horrible.

When Brown heard about the auction from his family who had stopped into Johnson's business, the Clock Shop, he created a piece specific to the Black Hills.

Johnson says there will be many other celebrity pieces, such as a Walter Payton signed check-with a neat story of course, and he hopes to raise six figures from the entire evening.

"We already know that it's going to be very well attended and we got a lot of heavy hitters coming to the auction," said Johnson. "We're hoping to bring a lot of money in for these two great causes."  

The auction is Saturday Sept. 28 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  

People can also bid online at www.dakotaplainsauctions.com

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