The 2020 western art and antiques shopping season kicks off the 30th Annual Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auction in Mesa from January 24 to 26 featuring a weekend vendor show and two exciting live auctions.
The Western Americana Antique Show is at the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center Street, Mesa, on January 25 and 26 and hosts 190 national dealers in antique, vintage and modern western merchandise and collectibles. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $10 daily and children under 12 admitted free. Parking is free. Early Buy-In to the show during vendor set-up on Friday is available for $100.
Shoppers at the weekend vendor Show can expect to find authentic western art, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, apparel, books, boots, hats, antique firearms, spurs, saddles, horse gear, Native American artifacts, home and ranch décor, Navajo rugs, cowboy trappings, and much more. All price ranges are represented, and all vendors are required to accurately represent their items as to age and origin.
The live two-night Western Americana Auction will be held at the adjacent Delta Hotel Marriott Mesa on Friday, January 24, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, January 25, at 5 p.m. Featured are 500+ lots of authentic western fine art and artifacts with over $1.5 million in estimates across both nights. The auctions are free and open to the public. An auction preview is held on premises and catalogs are available for sale or online. Bidding may be done in person, online, by phone, by mobile app or absentee.
The Old West Auction will host a special single-consignor auction on Friday night, featuring the Cordy Rich Collection of Antique American Firearms. Over 200 lots of fine, collectible American firearms will cross the block, including a number of important Winchester rifles, Colt Single Action revolvers and a highly collectible Henry Rifle.
Saturday night offers over 300 lots of fine western collectibles in all price ranges. Highlights include 3 large oil paintings by Olaf Wieghorst, a Robb “Princess” cigar store Indian, rare Tapia spurs, and work by the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA) from the estate of cowboy artist Roy Andersen. Roy Rogers, John Wayne, Tom Mix and Dale Evans are just a few of the Hollywood cowboys and cowgirls represented in the sale.
Formerly known as the “High Noon Show & Auction,” the Mesa Old West Show & Auction is the first “Western Collecting” event of the year and the most anticipated. Vendor space at the Show is sold-out and the waiting list is lengthy. The auctions are similarly popular with 2020 being the second year in a row that Old West Events has hosted an additional Friday night sale.
More information on both events, including discount show tickets and auction catalog sales, 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. See ad on page 48