Santa Fe’s Most Unique Shopping Event Returns in June with the Cody Old West Show & Auction

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Brian Lebel’s annual Cody Old West Show & Auction is celebrating its 2nd year in Santa Fe, and its 30th overall, this June 22nd-23rd, featuring a weekend vendor sale of cowboy, Indian and western Americana, along with a live Saturday night auction of authentic western art and artifacts.

2018 Cody Old West Show Santa Fe Shoppers

2018 Cody Old West Show Santa Fe Shoppers

SANTA FE - This June 22nd and 23rd marks the 30th anniversary of Brian Lebel’s Cody Old West Show & Auction, and its 2nd year at its new home in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. The weekend vendor show hosts 130 national dealers, and the Saturday night auction will see over 200 lots cross the block, with presale estimates exceeding $1 million. Both events feature authentic cowboy, Native American and western art, antiques, apparel, décor, jewelry, collectibles, antique firearms, Native American artifacts, photography, boots, books and other fine western merchandise in all price ranges. General admission to the Show is $10 per day; the Cody Old West Auction is free and open to the public. Discount Show tickets, auction catalogs and complete details online at oldwestevents.com.

The Cody Old West Show packs the Convention Center with over 130 vendors from across the country, offering antique, vintage and modern items in prices ranging from $5 to $500,000. Everything from furniture to fine art, and cowboy spurs to cowgirl skirts will be represented, and all vendors are required to accurately represent the age and authenticity of their items. Thousands attended the 2018 event, which was its first year in Santa Fe. Show founder Brian Lebel (a Santa Fe resident) is hoping to build on last year’s success. “We are really pleased with the success of our inaugural year in Santa Fe,” Lebel says. “So we’re making an even bigger investment in local marketing and advertising this year in hopes of solidifying a place as one of the City’s ‘must-attend’ summer events.” General admission hours for the Show are Saturday, June 22nd, 9 am to 4 pm, and Sunday, June 23rd from 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets are $10 per day; guests under 12, over 70, or active military receive free general admission. Patrons of the 70th annual Rodeo de Santa Fe receive free admission with their Rodeo ticket stub. $100 early/VIP buy-in is offered during vendor set-up on Friday and is good during all weekend vendor hours.

Eanger Irving Couse oil painting; estimate $125,000-150,000.

Eanger Irving Couse oil painting; estimate $125,000-150,000.

2018 Cody Old West Auction - Live in Santa Fe

2018 Cody Old West Auction - Live in Santa Fe

The Saturday night Cody Old West Auction will see approximately 250 lots of authentic western fine art, artifacts and collectibles cross the block in front of a live audience. Fast-paced and exciting, items sell at an average of 60-70 lots per hour, or one every minute. Highlights of this year’s auction include a painting by Taos master Eanger Irving Couse (estimate $125,000-150,000); a mid-19th century Native American quilled man’s shirt (estimate $200,000-250,000); a ledger signed by both Nicholas Earp and Virgil Earp (estimate $20,000-30,000); A framed collection of John Wesley Hardin artifacts and signatures (estimate $25,000-30,000); and personal items belonging to Hollywood cowboys such as Roy Rogers, Tom Mix and John Wayne. The auction will be held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on Saturday, June 22nd 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 approximately 3 weeks before the sale.

Discounts, details, schedules, hotel partners, auction highlights, vendor lists, FAQs and much more can be found at www.oldwestevents.com, by calling 480-779-9378, or visiting Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram.

Cody Old West Show™ General Admission Schedule & Prices:
Saturday, June 22: 9am - 4pm
Sunday, June 23: 10am - 4pm
$10/day. Discount tickets online.
Under 12, over 70, active military, and Rodeo de Santa Fe patrons receive FREE general admission.
Dealer set-up: Friday, June 21, 8am - 5pm. Early buy-in tickets available for $100.

Cody Old West Auction™ Schedule:
Saturday, June 22: 5:00 pm
Preview: Friday, June 21, 9am - 5pm & Saturday, June 22 9am - 4:30pm
Auction and preview are both free and open to the public.

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About Old West Events
Old West Events is home to Brian Lebel's Old West Shows and Old West Auctions, held every January in Mesa, Arizona, and every June in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Each annual event consists of a weekend vendor sale with hundreds of dealers, along with an exciting, live Saturday night auction. Both the events feature the best authentic western art, antiques and artifacts available for public sale. The Old West Auction is best known for the 2011 sale of the only authenticated photograph of Billy the Kid (the “Upham tintype”) for $2.3 million.

Brian Lebel began the Cody Old West Show & Auction in June 1989 in Cody, Wyoming as a way to bring together like-minded collectors of cowboy and western antiques and trappings. The event was held in Cody every June for 19 years, before moving first to Denver, Colorado, then to Fort Worth, Texas, and finally to Santa Fe, New Mexico. In Spring of 2014, Lebel purchased the annual High Noon Show & Auction in Mesa, Arizona, and formed a new venture: Old West Events. The company prides itself on its reputation for honesty, quality and authenticity.
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Artifacts with Santa Fe and New Mexico History to Cross the Block at Million Dollar Auction in Santa Fe on June 23rd

Artifacts with Santa Fe and New Mexico History to Cross the Block at Million Dollar Auction in Santa Fe on June 23rd

Among the 290 auction lots for sale at Brian Lebel’s 29th annual Cody Old West Auction in Santa Fe, are items with Santa Fe or New Mexico history, including a Slim Green Rodeo de Santa Fe parade saddle; items from the collection of former Santo Domingo Governor Jose Reano; the original 1880s tin sign from the Lincoln Saloon; pottery by award-winning Pueblo potters; and sculpture by late Santa Fe artist, Ernest Badynski.

The 29th annual Cody Old West Auction is pleased to offer a number of auction lots with connections to historic New Mexico figures, places and artists. Approximately 290 total lots will cross the block at the live auction, including a “Rodeo de Santa Fe” parade saddle created by noted New Mexico maker, Slim Green, which is estimated to sell for between $12,000-16,000. Slim was one of the co-founders of the Rodeo de Santa Fe, and he crafted the custom leather-tooled and silver engraved showpiece in the 1950s for fellow Rodeo Board Member L.L. Langley. Complete with matching bridle and breast collar, according to Slim, he made the ensemble in exchange for “some real estate.” The live auction will be held Saturday, June 23rd beginning at 5:00 pm in the Santa Fe Community Convention Center; absentee, mobile, telephone and online bidding options are also offered. Pre-auction estimates total over $1.4 million. A preview is held on Friday and Saturday, and both the preview and auction are free and open to the public.

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Unique Western Shopping Event Coming for the First Time to Santa Fe in June

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 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.

Slim Green Rodeo Parade Saddle - Auction Estimate $12,000-16,000

Slim Green Rodeo Parade Saddle - Auction Estimate $12,000-16,000

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.