Brian Lebel’s annual Cody Old West Show & Auction is moving to Santa Fe, NM June 23-24, 2018, featuring a weekend vendor sale of fine western Americana, along with a live Saturday night auction of authentic western art and artifacts.
Brian Lebel’s Old West Events is excited to announce that their 29th annual summer event, the Cody Old West Show & Auction™, is moving to the Santa Fe Community Convention Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Saturday and Sunday, June 23rd and 24th. The Old West Show will feature over 100 national dealers of authentic western art, antiques, apparel, décor, jewelry, collectibles, antique firearms, Native American arts and artifacts, photography, boots, books and other fine western merchandise in all price ranges. General admission is $10 per day, or $15 for a weekend pass. Attendees under 12, over 70, and active military receive free general admission. Early buy-in tickets are available for Friday entry during dealer set-up. Details, discounts, schedules and the complete vendor list can be found at oldwestevents.com.
The Saturday night Old West Auction will see approximately 290 lots of authentic western fine art, artifacts and collectibles cross the block in front of a live audience. Fast-paced and exciting, items will sell at an average of 60-70 lots per hour, or one every minute. Among the highlights of this year’s auction are the Lone Ranger’s silver saddle from the 1950’s television series (estimate $40,000-60,000); a pair of police-used, engraved revolvers from famed 20th century Texas Ranger, Clint Peoples (estimate $12,000-16,000); antique and contemporary Southwest pueblo pottery from a noted Colorado collection ($2,000-10,000); and exceptionally rare, hand-painted, glass title art from the western TV series, “Have Gun - Will Travel” and “The Lone Ranger” (estimate $30,000-40,000 each). The auction will be held Saturday, June 23rd at 5:00 p.m., and all lots may be previewed live onsite Friday and Saturday. Both the auction and preview are free and open to the public. Bidder registration is free, and bidding may be done live, or via phone, online, mobile or absentee. Catalogs are available for purchase for $30, or may be viewed online.
The Cody Old West Show & Auction began in Cody, Wyoming, where it was held for 19 years, before relocating first to Denver, CO and then Fort Worth. TX. The auction is best known for having sold the only authenticated tintype of Billy the Kid for a record $2.3 million in June of 2011. Event founder, Brian Lebel is a Santa Fe resident, and is excited about the move to New Mexico. “We’re really hoping to contribute to the City and the community,” Lebel says. “Particularly during a weekend that is considered early in the tourist season.” This year’s Old West event coincides with the 69th annual Rodeo de Santa Fe, and coincidentally, the auction is selling a vintage custom saddle made by Rodeo de Santa Fe co-founder, Slim Green (estimate $12,000-16,000). Completed in the mid-1950s, Slim agreed to make the saddle for Rodeo board member L.L. Langtry “in exchange for some real estate.”
Both the Show and Auction will be held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St, Santa Fe. Details, schedules, discount offers, hotel partners, auction highlights, vendor lists and much more can be found at www.oldwestevents.com or by calling 480-779-9378.
Cody Old West Show™ General Admission Schedule:
Saturday, June 23: 9am - 4pm
Sunday, June 24: 10am - 4pm
$10/day or $15/weekend. Under 12, over 70, and active military (with ID) receive free general admission.
Dealer set-up: Friday, June 22, 8am - 5pm. Early entry tickets available for $100.
Cody Old West Auction™ Schedule:
Saturday, June 23: 5:00 pm
Preview: Friday, June 22, 9am - 5pm & Saturday, June 23 9am - 4:30pm
Auction and preview are both free and open to the public.