Denver Old West Auction

Auction Details

Brian Lebel's 23rd Annual Old West Auction will offer 418 lots of fine Western art, antiques, artifacts and collectibles from the 19th through the 21st centuries. The auction will be held live at the Denver Merchandise Mart on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 5pm Mountain time. Some highlights of this year's auction include:

A rare Reward Poster for the arrest of the infamous brothers Frank and Jesse James; a Parker Shotgun that belonged to Frank Butler of Buffalo Bill's Wild West fame; a rare Taber cabinet card of the most famous stagecoach robber of all time, Black Bart; a performance-used Buffalo Bill's Wild West parade flag; a pair of Borein watercolors; original Molesworth furniture and an oil painting by F. Mizen of Wyatt Earp.

The auction also includes antique and historic firearms, Native American art and artifacts, 19th century photography, Western fine art, advertising lithos, saloon and gambling items, spurs, saddles, bits, bridles, boots, books and more.

Fine art offerings include notable deceased and contemporary artists such as Edward Borein, Charlie Russel, Glenna Goodacre, John Banovich, Nick Eggenhofer, Fritz Scholder, Carl Oscar Borg, Dave Powell, Ace Powell, Mehl Lawson, ADM Cooper, Ross Steffan, Gary Niblett, Nicholas Firfires, Raphael Lillywhite, Olaf Seltzer, WHD Koerner, Robert Elwell, Bob Scriver, Eric Michaels, William Acheff, and Gary Earnest Smith.

Cowboy artists and craftsmen include Bill Adamson, Ed Bohlin, GS Garcia, Mario Hanel, Gary Keithly, Kelly Bros., McChesney, Schnitger, Shipley, Chas Weldon, Tad Mizwa and others.

Fine Native American arts and artifacts include beadwork, textiles, baskets, pottery, and quillwork from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Roy Rogers' boots, John Wayne's Nudies hat, Dale Evans' dresses, Tom Mix's hat and Montie Montana's gun are among the "Hollywood Cowboy" offerings. A gold guitar pin given as a gift and inscribed by Elvis is also being sold, as is a personal photo album that belonged to Zane Grey.

Over 200 original photographs from Buffalo Bill's Wild West will be sold (individually and in lots), along with an impressive selection of 19th and early 20th century American photographs.

Historic firearms include train robber Bill Carlisle's revolver, a large collection of early Deringers, a rare and early air gun, a Sharps Buffalo Rifle, and other antique, modern and relic guns.
Philip Kraczkowski (20th Century)409Philip Kraczkowski (20th Century)
Collection of Bronzes and Pewter Statues a) Cavalry Scout (bronze) 7” h, 19/250 dated 1973; b) The Duke (bronze) 7” h with base 34/5000; c) Cheyenne
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 121.00
Doug Morin410Doug Morin
The Hunter 4” high Bronze 14/50, 20th Century
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 121.00
Lot of Charles M. Russell recast Bronze Statues411Lot of Charles M. Russell recast Bronze Statues
a) Smokin’ it Up 11” tall not including marble base; b) XT Bar Longhorn 4 1/2” h x 6 1/2” w x 3” d; c) Maiden Bust 6 1/2” h x 4” w x 3 1/2”, signed C
Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 42.00) x 1 = 242.00
Roger McGee (20th c.)412Roger McGee (20th c.)
Tag Along 11” including wood base Bronze 2/15, 1980
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 31.50) x 1 = 181.50
R. Scott Jarvie (20th c.)413R. Scott Jarvie (20th c.)
Elk Family 16” including wooden base Bronze 7/30
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 302.50
Doug Morin (20th c.)414Doug Morin (20th c.)
Under Watchful Eye 13 1/2” x 12” x 21” including the base Bronze
Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 21.00) x 1 = 121.00
Jim Pasma (1933-1999)415Jim Pasma (1933-1999)
Hot Damn There Goes the Griz 25” x 10” x 18” h, including base Bronze 7/12, 1978
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
Sold to floor for (700.00 + 147.00) x 1 = 847.00
R. Scott Jarvie (20th c.)416R. Scott Jarvie (20th c.)
Standing Grizzily Bronze 10” x 10” x 16” tall with base 10/20
Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 302.50
Una Hanbury417Una Hanbury
Yearling 6 3/4” x 5” x 2 1/4” Bronze Signed in bronze UNA ‘70 6/20
Start Price : 200.00 | Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 52.50) x 1 = 302.50
Una Hanbury418Una Hanbury
Calf 9” x 6 1/2” x 3 3/4” Bronze Signed in Bronze UNA ‘73 19/20
Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 900.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 605.00