THE BRAD AND MARY WATTS OLD WEST COLLECTION OF COWBOY AND NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN ARTIFACTS WILL BE AUCTIONED SEPT. 29 thru OCT. 1
The three-day event, packed with approximately 2,000 investment-grade items, will be held by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
What will quite possibly be the largest and most important collection of Cowboy and Native American Indian items ever sold at auction will come up for bid the weekend of September 29th through October 1st , at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. The three-day auction event will be held by Showtime Auction Services, based in Woodhaven.
Approximately 2,000 lots of investment-grade, museum-quality artifacts will cross the auction block, the vast majority of them coming from the lifetime collection of Brad and Mary Watts of Phoenix, Ariz. “Mary passed away not long ago and Brad has decided to unleash this incredible trove of material onto the collecting public,” said Mike Eckles of Showtime Auction Services.
The Watts collection is filled with Native American Indian objects as well as traditional cowboy antiques and collectibles. “Even the cigar tins are Western themed with cowboys and Indians,” Mr. Eckles remarked. This is a rare chance for “Old West” fans to enhance their collections.”
All items in the auction are guaranteed authentic, with no reproductions or fakes. In addition to the Watts collection, the auction will also feature investment-grade items from other advanced collections, to include cash registers, pharmaceutical show globes and holiday collectibles (like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas) and more.
Another highlight for collectors: The auction will be held at the same time as the 8th annual Indian Art & Frontier Antiques Show, which will be one day only – Saturday, September 30th, from 9-4 Eastern time – also at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. For dealer table information regarding that event, interested parties may call Dick Lloyd at (248) 840-7070.