A once in a year opportunity is at hand for collectors of Western art and memorabilia during the upcoming auction from Brian Lebel’s Old West Auction. Their annual event is taking place this upcoming weekend, January 24th 2015, broadcasting live from Phoenix. This event brings over 400 lots of exceptional Western collectibles and artwork, as well as important firearms. Each year, this is one of the most anticipated shows for collectors across the nation. Secure registration and bidding is available now on iCollector.com. Bidders can place their bids anytime until the sale, or join the action of live bidding on auction day. This auction has material across the spectrum of collectibles. There are saddles, bits, spurs, chaps, and firearms. This also includes a fabulous consignment from the estate of C B Irwin that is attracting a lot of attention.
At Lot 211 in the online catalog, is an Edward H Bohlin “Lone Star” Parade saddle. This is a seldom seen sterling silver mounted saddle with matching bridle and breast collar. This Lone Star is made on the Bob Crosby saddle tree with 13” swells, 3” cantle and features and oblong pelican horn. Bidding is opening at $15000 and this saddle is likely to sell for over $25000, making it one of the prizes of this auction. Several high quality images, as well as a detailed description and provenance are available on iCollector.com
The C B Irwin estate brings fascinating piece of history in the form of a firearm at Lot 308. This outstanding collector’s piece is a Winchester Model 1894, and was the gun that Tom Horn was carrying the night he was arrested for the murder of Willie Nickell. A legendary crime he may or may not have committed. This rifle is well documented by historians, and has remained in possession of the Irwin family. This lot also includes some other items from the estate including the guitar that Irwin played at Horn’s storied hanging. This piece of remarkable history is estimated to hammer at auction for between $125,000 and $175,000, making it a once in a lifetime collector’s piece. Full description and photos are online now for viewing.
iCollector.com is proud to host this event for online bidding. This auction is broadcasting with a full audio and video experience starting at 5PM Local Time on January 24th. All items are carefully described and photographed and up for viewing. Registration is secure and simple using an email address, or Google Plus and Facebook logins. This annual event from Brian Lebel will be an exciting experience, and any bidders that cannot attend the live auction, can leave their maximum bids now so they can get the treasures they want.