HISTORY, HOLLYWOOD AND THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST Phoenix, AZ – An event unlike any in the world, The High Noon Western Americana Antique Show and Auction, offers the very special opportunity for those passionate about the rise of the American West,
Native American, Spanish Colonial and Revival — its all here.
Want to take a break from shopping? Rest a spell inside the High Noon Saloon and listen to the music of the Buckarettes – kick your heels up and take your boots out for a twirl!
(Hours: Saturday, 9am-4:30pm; Sunday, 9:30am-4pm. Admission: $10/day, $15 weekend pass – discount coupon available at www.highnoon.com)
19th Annual HIGH NOON WESTERN AMERICANA AUCTION – Saturday, February 7th @ 5pm – Phoenix Convention Center, South Building (Preview: Thursday, February 5, 10am-7pm; Friday, February 6, 9am-5pm, Saturday, February 7, 9am to 4:30pm)
On Saturday evening, February 7th, the world-famous High Noon Western Americana Auction will take center stage at the Phoenix Convention Center. Each year at this important sale records are broken and history is made as hundreds of collectors and fans of the American West vie for these important pieces of Western Americana History. This year will no doubt prove to be even more exciting as investment trends move toward tangible assets.
The Art — In the December 2008 issue of Forbes Life Magazine, an impressive article was featured on the strength and importance of American Western Art. Stated in the Article entitled Go West!; “Today, Western art is an unstoppable bull, charging up the ranks of American art sales. ‘Western art is number two, just behind early modern’, says Eric Widing, the head of Christie’s American Paintings Department.”
The High Noon Auction will offer important works from Western and Cowboy artists including an oil painting by Olaf Wieghorst (estimate $40-60,000) and another by Tom Lovell (estimate $15-20,000) plus works by Megargee, Seltzer and others.
Spectacular Saddles — High Noon routinely sets world records on important saddles. This year, an Edward H. Bohlin Supreme Parade Saddle is expected to earn $90,000 and a saddle from John Wayne is estimated at $30,000.
Native American — Important beadwork and blankets will be offered. Highlights of this category are Pictorial Cree Beaded Gauntlets (estimate $10-15,000) and an Early Navajo Hubbell Blanket (estimate $9-12,000).
The Spurs and Bits — Coming to auction from very special collections will be a Qualey Bros bit estimated at $15,000 to 20,000 and a set of Figueroa spurs expected to earn $10-15,000.
The Legacy of Hollywood — High Noon is known world-wide for it’s outstanding selection of Western Hollywood memorabilia. From record-setting John Wayne memorabilia to the duds donned by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, High Noon will rock the stars this year with fabulous costumes from There Will Be Blood and Deadwood.
Coming to the block from Academy Award winner Daniel Day Lewis from his role in There Will Be Blood will be a charcoal salt and pepper hand-woven three-piece suit, an aged grey and olive shirt, and an oatmeal cotton weave work shirt all custom made for the actor by The American Costume Company.
Several exciting costumes from the Emmy Award winning HBO series Deadwood will be offered, including Al Swearengen’s signature 3-piece suit and vest worn throughout all 36 episodes;