Most Anticipated Western Shopping Event of the Year Returns to Mesa with Lebel's Old West Show & Auction

The 2019 Western art and antiques season kicks-off with Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auction, January 25-27, 2019 in Mesa, AZ, featuring over 180 weekend show dealers, and an exciting two-night live auction event with over $6 million in auction estimates.

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Mesa, AZ – Brian Lebel’s Old West Events presents the 29th annual Mesa Old West Show & Auction (formerly the High Noon Show & Auction) at the Mesa Convention Center and adjacent Delta Marriott Mesa, January 25-27th, 2019. The weekend Old West Show hosts over 180 dealers in authentic cowboy, Western and Native American art, antiques and design; the Old West Auction will see 775 lots cross the block with the auction of the Robert G. McCubbin Collection on Friday night, and the 29th annual Mesa Old West Auction on Saturday night. The annual three-day event is regarded as the premiere event in the Western collecting industry and is attended by collectors and enthusiasts from around the world.

The Mesa Old West Show will feature over 180 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. Held at the Mesa Convention Center, 9-4 on Saturday and 9-3 on Sunday, January 26-27, 2019. General admission is $10/day, kids under 12 are free, and discount general admission tickets may be purchased online. A Friday “VIP early buy-in” is available for $100, allowing collectors access to the show during all vendor hours, beginning at 8:00 am on Friday morning at the start of dealer set-up.


This year’s Mesa Auction will include a special Friday night sale in addition to the usual Saturday evening auction. The Robert G. McCubbin Old West Photography Collection will be sold exclusively on Friday, January 25th, and includes numerous rare and collectable photographs. Historic artifacts and ephemera from the McCubbin Collection will be offered on Saturday night, January 26th, as part of the annual, multi-consignor Mesa Old West Auction. At over 1,500 total pieces (to be sold individually and in lots), the McCubbin Photography and Artifact Collection is the largest and most extensive of its kind in public hands, and the first to come available for public sale. The most highly anticipated auction lot of the weekend is the Billy the Kid knife, estimated to sell for between $800,000-1.2 million.

Both the Robert G. McCubbin Photography Auction and the 29th Annual Mesa Old West Auction will be held at the Delta Marriott Mesa, January 25-26th, 2019 beginning both nights at 5:00 pm. All lots may be previewed on-site, and the auctions are free and open to the public. Bidder registration is free and bidding may be done live, online, mobile, by phone or absentee. Catalogs are available for purchase, or may be viewed online at https://auctions.oldwestevents.com.

More information on both the show and the auctions is available at www.oldwestevents.com or by calling 480-779-9378. Even more of Old West Events can be found on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, #MesaOldWest.

Mesa Old West Show General Admission Schedule:
Saturday, January 26: 9am - 4pm
Sunday, January 27: 9am - 3pm
$10/day, under 12 free.
Dealer set-up: Friday, January 25, 8am - 5pm. Early entry tickets available for $100.

Mesa Old West Auction Schedule:
The Robert G. McCubbin Photography Collection - Friday, January 25: 5:00 pm
The 29th Annual Old West Auction - Saturday, January 26: 23: 5:00 pm
Preview: Friday, June 22, 9am - 5pm & Saturday, June 23 9am - 4:30pm
Auctions and previews are both free and open to the public.

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Authentic Cowboy, Indian and Western Antiques, Art and Artifacts for Sale at Lebel’s High Noon Show and Auction this January in Mesa, AZ

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.

For the First Time in Texas, Buy, Sell & Trade Authentic Western Art and Artifacts at the Annual Old West Show & Auction, June 6-7th in Fort Worth

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Over 200 show vendors and 400 auction lots of authentic cowboy, Indian and western art, antiques, collectibles and other fine merchandise will be showcased at Brian Lebel’s 26th Annual Old West Show & Auction, being held for the first time in Texas this June.

Fort Worth, TX – April 10, 2015: Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auction, the annual event for collectors and enthusiasts of the American West, is moving its 26th annual weekend vendor show and Saturday night auction to the Amon G. Carter Exhibits Hall at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, June 6-7, 2015. Over 200 Old West Show vendors from around the country will offer authentic western fine art, collectibles, apparel, jewelry, home design, antique & historic firearms, books, boots, spurs and other fine merchandise. Saturday night features the Old West Auction, offering 400 lots of authentic western art and artifacts with pre-sale estimates totaling over $2 million. The auction is free and open to the public. General admission to the Show is $10/day, kids under 12 free. Discount tickets and early buy-in available at www.oldwestevents.com.

“We’re very excited to move to Texas,” says event founder, Brian Lebel. “The city of Fort Worth has done an amazing job of preserving its historic western roots while still encouraging contemporary art and culture.” He adds, “It’s a mission we share.” Lebel intends to make Fort Worth the event’s new permanent home and hopes the public embraces it. “When people see just how many vendors we have, and the quality and authenticity of their merchandise, then they understand why both dealers and shoppers come from around the world to attend. Once somebody sees what we’re up to, they never want to miss it again.”

Lebel began the Old West Show & Auction in Cody, Wyoming as a small gathering of like-minded enthusiasts. After 19 years in Cody, the event spent the next 6 in Denver, Colorado. Now, in its 26th year, the Old West Show & Auction has grown into the nation’s premiere annual Western Americana shopping event. For all the details visit: www.oldwestevents.com or call 480-779-WEST (9378).

Old West Show Vendors Doing Their Thing...

26th Annual Old West Show & Auction Event Schedule:

Show Schedule – General Admission:
Saturday, June 6, 2015:  9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday, June 7, 2015: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$10 per day, children under 12 free. Discount tickets and early buy-in available online.

Live Auction Schedule:
Saturday, June 6, 2015: 5:00 pm - finish

Life Imitates Art at the Old West Show

Life Imitates Art at the Old West Show

Preview will be held Friday 9-5, and Saturday 9-4:30. Both the auction and preview are free and open to the public. Absentee, Internet and phone bidding options available. Catalogs available for purchase.

Location:
Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibit Hall – Will Rogers Memorial Center
3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76107