Three decades ago, before he started running shows and auctions, Brian Lebel founded "Old West Antiques" in Cody, Wyoming, a Western antiques gallery upstairs from the Proud Cut Saloon, and just down the street from Buffalo Bill Cody's Irma Hotel. Today, Lebel's Old West Antiques is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and specializes in private sales, acquisitions and appraisals of fine art and artifacts from the American West. More information can be found below.

Appraisal & Consulting Services
Brian Lebel is an experienced and approved appraiser of Western art, antiques and artifacts for both individuals and institutions, and is happy to evaluate complete collections or single items. Brian also offers consulting services in interior design, museum deaccessions, estate services, historical authenticity for film and television, and letters of opinion. Over the decades, he has worked with many of the country’s top collectors, museums and insurance companies, including:

  • Buffalo Bill Center of the West (formerly the Buffalo Bill Historical Center), Cody, Wyoming
  • The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Museum of Northwest Colorado, Craig, Colorado
  • The McCracken Research Library, Cody, Wyoming
  • Museum of the Old West, Cody, Wyoming
  • Autry National Center, Los Angeles, California
  • Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico
  • Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Eiteljorg Museum of Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Woolaroc Museum, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
  • Chubb, Allstate Travelers and Fireman's Fund Insurance Companies

Appraisal services range from simple value approximations, to extensive written appraisals, including research, for insurance, banking or estate purposes. Fees are negotiable and depend upon a number of factors, including the extent of the collection and the research and travel required. Contact our office or visit the Old West Antiques website at with questions or for more details. 

Private Treaty Sales
With 30 years experience buying and selling Western art, antiques and firearms, Brian Lebel also facilitates private treaty sales for clients around the globe. Private sales offer the option of discreet and timely turnaround, with flexible terms, whether for whole collections or individual pieces. Likewise, Brian can also assist in acquiring special items to help begin, further or complete your collection.Contact our office or visit the Old West Antiques website at with questions or for more details.

Brian Lebel: 480-779-WEST (9378)