Shop, sell, browse, learn and explore the Old West at Brian Lebel’s High Noon Show & Auction’s 27th annual event, with a weekend vendor sale, and exciting live Saturday auction, in Mesa, Ariz, Jan 21-22, 2017.
Mesa, AZ - December 2016: Brian Lebel’s High Noon Show & Auction returns to Mesa this January to celebrate its 27th year as the Southwest’s premiere event for collectors, dealers and enthusiasts of the art and collectibles of the Old West and the western lifestyle. Consisting of a weekend-long vendor sale of 170 dealers, and a live Saturday night auction of more than 400 lots, the weekend showcases the very best in authentic cowboy, Indian and western art, antiques, artifacts and other fine merchandise. The Show will be held at the Mesa Convention Center, January 21-22, 2017; the Auction takes place at the adjacent Phoenix Marriott Mesa on Saturday, January 21st at 5:00 pm.
Lebel’s weekend dealer show hosts over 170 vendors from around the country, offering authentic western art, antiques, apparel, jewelry, furniture, antique & historic firearms, books, boots, spurs, horse gear, cowboy trappings, collectibles and much more. General admission to the show is $10 per day, kids under 12 free. The annual Traditional Cowboy Arts Association “Emerging Artist” competition will be held during the show, with a People’s Choice Vote and cash awards. This year’s contest category is saddlemaking.
The live Saturday night auction will see over 400 lots of authentic western art and artifacts cross the block, with pre-sale estimates exceeding $2.2 million. The highest estimated lot of this year’s exciting sale is a Model 1874 Sharps Rifle with provenance to the Custer Battlefield. Estimated at $300,000 – 500,000, this firearm was the first to be forensically proven to have been at the Battle of Little Big Horn, and can be traced to two known Indian positions on the battlefield. All lots are open to preview on-site, and bidding may be done live, online, by telephone or absentee. The auction and preview are both free and open to the public. A full-color, auction catalog is available for purchase, or lots may be viewed online.
Additional auction highlights include a number of important estates, including that of legendary record producer, Snuff Garret. His impressive collection includes rare and desirable lithographs from the golden age of the Hollywood cowboy; personal items from Roy Rogers (whom Snuff often referred to as his “adopted father”) including a pair of Roy’s iconic double-eagle boots; and a number of custom and personalized Edward H. Bohlin pieces from the time when Snuff owned the Bohlin Company.
Show and auction details, highlights, vendor lists, catalogs, tickets and much more are available at: www.oldwestevents.com or by calling 480-779-9378.
Brian Lebel’s High Noon Show General Admission Schedule and Location:
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mesa Convention Center
263 N. Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201
$10 per day, under 12 fee. Free parking. Discount tickets and Friday early buy-in tickets available online.
Brian Lebel’s High Noon Auction Schedule and Location:
Saturday, Jan 21, 2016: 5:00 pm – finish
Auction Preview: Jan 20, 9:00 – 5:00
Saturday Jan 21, 9:00 - 4:30
Phoenix Marriott Mesa
200 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
(next door to the show)
Auction and Preview both free and open to the public. Catalogs available for purchase ($30 US) or view online.