HIGH TURNOUT

Full booths and con­sis­tent auc­tion bid­ding cre­ates suc­cess for Brian Lebel’s Old West Show in Ari­zona.

Native American Art - - EVENTS/FAIRS - MESA, AZ

Full booths and con­sis­tent auc­tion bid­ding cre­ates suc­cess for Brian Lebel’s Old West Show in Ari­zona.

Brian Lebel’s Old West Show & Auc­tion achieved more than $1 mil­lion dur­ing the auc­tion por­tion of the event on Jan­uary 20 in Mesa, Ari­zona. The event also fea­tured a two-day floor show in which dozens of deal­ers were of­fer­ing a stun­ning va­ri­ety of Western and Na­tive Amer­i­can ma­te­ri­als. “We had a great week­end,” says Al­ston Neal, co-owner of Ter­ri­to­rial In­dian Arts in Scotts­dale, Ari­zona. “The booth was full and peo­ple were buy­ing, and those are al­ways great thigns.”

Whether it was weav­ings and pot­tery from Old Ter­ri­to­rial, au­then­tic Na­tive cloth­ing from Mys­tic War­riors, jewelry from Cow­boys & In­di­ans, or au­then­tic Na­tive weapons from Rogues Gallery, the floor show had an ex­cep­tional range of ma­te­ri­als from tribes all around the coun­try.

Auc­tion high­lights in­clude a num­ber of Western art­works, in­clud­ing three Roy Lut­trell minia­ture wag­ons and an Ed­ward Bor­ein wa­ter­color that sold for $76,700. One note­wor­thy high­light is an im­por­tant out­fit that once be­longed to Apache chief and Geron­imo nephew Asa Dak­lugie, that flew past its $35,000 high es­ti­mate to end at $56,050.

Lebel’s next sum­mer show and sale will take place on June 23 and 24 in Santa Fe, New Mex­ico.

1. Im­por­tant Apache Out­fit of Asa Dak­lugie, tra­di­tional na­tive tanned hide shirt, leg­gings and “cac­tus kicker” moc­casins Es­ti­mate: $25/35,000 SOLD: $56,050 2. Deb and Al­ston Neal, own­ers of Old Ter­ri­to­rial In­dian Arts in Scotts­dale, Ari­zona.

3. Deb­o­rah and Steve Beg­ner of Turkey Moun­tain Traders. 4. Bruce and Ilene John­son with Mys­tic War­riors of Ev­er­green, Colorado. 5. Vic­to­ria Roberts, left, with Terry Schurmeier of Cow­boys & In­di­ans.

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