The premiere annual Western antique shopping event returns to kick off the 2022 collectors’ season at Brian Lebel’s 32nd Annual Old West Show & Auction in Mesa on January 21 to 23, 2022. The event will be held at the Mesa Convention Center and the adjacent Delta Marriott Mesa hotel in Mesa.
Composed of a weekend dealer show and a two-night live auction, the event features authentic Western American art, antiques and collectibles for public sale. The weekend Old West Show hosts hundreds of vendors in antique, vintage and modern western art and collectibles.
Saturday and Sunday general admission is $10 per day; early buy-in during dealer set-up on Friday is available for $100. Note: Save $5 off tickets with ad in this newspaper. See ad on page 19.
The Mesa Old West Auction is held live on Friday and Saturday night starting at 5 p.m. with the Dick Flood Sr. & Daro Flood Collection selling on Friday and the 32nd Annual Mesa Old West Auction on Saturday. Bidding is available live, online, mobile, by phone or absentee. An auction preview will be held onsite; both the auction and preview are free and open to the public. Details can be found at www.oldwestevents.com, 480-779-9378, or at Pinterest and Facebook at [site]/oldwestevents.com.
The Friday night auction will feature the Dick Flood Sr. & Daro Flood Family Collection, which also includes much of the estate of their friend, artist Joe De Yong. Hundreds of paintings, sketches, etchings, bronzes and more from the Flood Collection will cross the block by artists such as Charles Marion Russell, Carl Oscar Borg, Ernest Berke, Will James, Maynard Dixon, Marjorie Reed, Joe Beeler, Edward Borein, El Comancho, Channing Peake, Joseph Imhof, Ace Powell, Olaf Wieghorst and others.
The De Yong papers are a trove of ephemera from De Yong’s personal effects and include original sketches, drawings, letters and much more. Paintings, drawings and signatures from many of the finest artists of the era will be sold, including Carl Oscar Borg’s guestbook that includes a Thomas Moran original. A collection of artist-worn hats will be offered (including Charlie Russel’s), along with hundreds of other artifacts from the Flood and De Yong archives.
The 32nd annual, multi-consignor, Mesa Old West Auction will be held Saturday night. Highlights include Edward Bohlin’s own personal spurs and buckle, C.G. Wallace turquoise collections, a Buffalo Bill-related 1874 Sharps, Ed Bohlin sterling parade saddle, hats worn by Hollywood stars (John Wayne and others), prison-made bridles, dozens of buckles, miniature saddles, marked Luna Mexican spurs and more. Both auctions are free and open to the public.
Auction owner Brian Lebel is looking forward to the busy weekend. “As for the Show, I’m happy that it appears we will all be able to get together again,” he says. “Shows are re-emerging and they’re doing great. I’m encouraged by both the attendee numbers and the sales prices that we’re seeing in the industry.”
Regarding the auctions, Lebel is thrilled to be handling the Flood and De Yong material. “Joe De Yong was one of the most important artists in Western American art. Not only was he a gifted artist, his friendships and connections with other artists, such as Charlie Russell and Edward Borein, are legendary and influential. It’s been an honor to handle this collection.”
More information on the show and auction can be found at www.OldWestEvents.com, facebook.com/oldwestevents, instagram.com/oldwestevents, or by calling 480-779-9378. Show tickets and auction catalogs are available for purchase online or by phone.
Mesa Old West Show General Admission Schedule:
Saturday, January 22: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Sunday, January 23: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10/day, under 12 free. Dealer set-up: Friday, January 21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early entry tickets available for $100.
Mesa Old West Auction Schedule:
The Dick Flood Sr. & Daro Flood Fine Art Collection – Friday, January 21: 5:00 p.m.
The 32nd Annual Old West Auction – Saturday, January 22: 5:00 p.m.
Preview: Friday, June 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Saturday, June 23 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.