© January 26 2011 Jack D. Wilson


Reata Pass Auctions had this fancy parade saddle on display. It will be sold at their Cowboys & Indians combined estates auction on March 27 and 28.

Overflowing Crowds

It was estimated there would be 750 attendees at this event, but there were large crowds from the start that continued well into the afternoon. I could not get a final count of attendees, but it looks like more than 1,000! The dealers were quite happy.

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Display of fancy collectible spurs. The set of spurs on the lower right were priced at $500.00.


Collectors turned out in droves to buy, sell and trade cowboy related memorabilia at the 5th Annual Cowboy Collectors Gathering at the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Grounds.


A shot of dealers and customers in the main building.

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Above, more of the scene at the sale.

Photo credits

All photographs by Jack D. Wilson. Unauthorized use prohibited without prior permission.


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Jack D. Wilson first visited Prescott in 1995 and has been a resident since 2000. He took a sojourn into politics and was the mayor of Prescott Arizona from Nov. 2007 – Nov. 2009. He now writes a couple of blogs, is President of the Prescott Frontier Days Community Service Foundation and Group Leader of the UsToo Prescott-area Prostate Cancer Support Group.