New Frontier

PO Box 1376, Loveland, Colorado 80539

About Auction House

Scott was born into a ranching family. He grew up in North Dakota and Wyoming, where he attended the University of Wyoming. He now resides in Loveland Colorado where he hosts his Annual New Frontier Show and Auction every July. Even as a young child Scott had a fascination and interest in the Western Heritage. Little did he realize this would become not only his life’s passion, but his career path. While still in his early in his teens Scott went to work for several dealers who specialized in horses, horse drawn equipment and antique Cowboy and Indian collectibles.

Auction Previews & News

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  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    New Frontier’s Aug. 27 auction presents iconic John Wayne film-worn hats and apparel, exceptional antique Native American and cowboy items, Old West memorabilia

    Featured: John Wayne’s ‘Red River’ hat and ‘The Alamo’ buckskin jacket & coonskin cap; 1880s Crow child’s buckskin shirt & pants, Buermann and Morales spurs, Montana prison-made bridle CHEYENNE, Wyo. – No movie character played by the immortal John Wayne was ever accused of being “all hat, no cattle.” Whether playing a cattle baron in The Cowboys and Chisum or portraying such unforgettable characters as True Grit’s Rooster Cogburn and Alamo hero Davy Crockett, Wayne always delivered onscreen credibility. His decades-long career and signature persona made him one of the world’s most admired Western stars. New Frontier Auctions is proud to announce that, as featured highlights of their August 27 auction at the Cheyenne Firearms & Western Collectibles Show, they will offer eight very special items screen-worn by “The Duke.” Silver-banded black hat worn by John Wayne in the film ‘Red River,’ as seen in movie studio publicity hand-out photo. Described by ‘Entertainment Magazine’ as one of the most iconic hats in film history. Extensive documentation includes Boyd Magers LOA, and signed affidavit. $10,000-$30,000 All of the items are from a single-owner private collection and have been “heavily vetted,” said New Frontier owner Scott Tarbell. “Each John Wayne lot comes with affidavits and letters of authenticity from Boyd Magers, the number one authenticator of Western film memorabilia.” Hats always “made the man” in golden-era Westerns, and few are as instantly identifiable as the silver-banded hat worn by John Wayne in the 1948 Academy Award-nominated film Red River. The American Film Institute named Red River the fifth-greatest Western of all time, but the hat took on a life of its own. Entertainment Magazine called it “one of the most iconic hats in film history.” New Frontier’s experts believe it will hammer $10,000-$30,000 at auction. Two now-classic wardrobe items from the 1960 historical war epic The Alamo will be sold. Each has two collar tags – one from United Costumers and the other from Wayne’s own production company, Batjac, identifying the film and actor. Lot 251 is the actual fringed buckskin jacket John Wayne wore as Colonel Davy Crockett, the one-time Tennessee…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    New Frontier to offer premier estate collections including Old West artifacts, antique and vintage firearms at Aug. 28 Cheyenne Firearms & Western Collectibles Auction

    Featured: Lifetime collection of 1895 Winchesters, horsehair bridles, Western art and bronzes from estate of Mike Olson; firearms legend Elmer Keith’s own Winchester Deluxe 1886 rifle Legendary firearms expert and author Elmer Keith’s (1899-1984) personal special-order .45-.90-caliber Winchester Deluxe 1886 rifle, manufactured 1903. Checkered pistol-grip stocks of highly flame-figured American walnut, blade front sight, Express rear sights, sliding Lyman receiver sign, many additional custom features. Estimate $8,500-$12,500 CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming’s capital city, Cheyenne, has been known as the “Magic City of the Plains” practically since its establishment in 1867, when it officially became part of the Dakota Territory. Its status as a railroad town and military encampment only added to its allure, attracting cowboys, ranchers, outlaws and others seeking adventure and wide-open skies. That Old West atmosphere can still be felt in Cheyenne, and never more so than when New Frontier hosts its annual Cheyenne Firearms & Western Collectibles Auction, next slated for August 28. The 391-lot auction of firearms, and both historical and modern Western antiques and art will be conducted in tandem with the promoter’s August 27-29 Cheyenne Firearms & Western Collectibles Show at the Laramie County Event Center at Archer. Bidders can take part in the auction either at the event itself or live online through LiveAuctioneers.   The firearms category is led by a special-order .45-.90-caliber Winchester Deluxe 1886 rifle, manufactured 1903, that was personally owned by legendary firearms expert and author Elmer Keith (1899-1984). Keith was instrumental to the development of the .357 Magnum (the first magnum revolver cartridge) as well as the later .44 Magnum and .41 Magnum cartridges. He also co-designed the Winchester Model 70 bolt-action rifle. During World War II he served as a rifle inspector at the Ogden (Utah) Arsenal. Keith’s treasured Winchester Deluxe 1886 rifle has checkered pistol-grip stocks of highly flame-figured American walnut, a blade front sight, Express rear sights, a sliding Lyman receiver sign, and many additional custom features. Its auction estimate is $8,500-$12,500. Perhaps no other firearm in the auction is more closely associated with the outlaw days of the American West than the Colt 1877 .38-caliber…

  • Auction Industry, Press Release
    New Frontier announces new venue to accommodate expanding Cheyenne Firearms & Western Collectibles Show and Auction

    12th annual edition of popular collector event will be held Aug. 27-29 at spacious Laramie County Event Center at Archer August 28, 2021 auction highlight: Winchester 1895 takedown rifle, deluxe two-barrel set (405WCF and 35WCF calibers), retains nearly 98% of its blue finish. Comes with leather case, assorted accoutrements and box of ammunition for each caliber. Image courtesy of New Frontier Shows CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Scott Tarbell, owner/promoter of New Frontier Shows, announces the company’s Cheyenne Firearms & Western Collectibles Show & Auction is moving to a spacious new 64,000 sq ft location: Laramie County’s Event Center at Archer. The 12th edition of the popular collector-focused event will be held August 27-29. The on-site live auction, which will also be accessible to online bidders, starts at 2pm MT on Saturday, August 28. August 28, 2021 auction highlight: Stunning turn-of-the-century Native American (Plateau) gauntlets, fully beaded with images of multiple figures, including Indian chiefs and horses. Cuffs adorned with long fringe. Image courtesy of New Frontier Shows “Dealers are going to love the new venue, which has been built for convenience and even has its own exit off the freeway,” Tarbell said. “It’s designed with parking that backs up to a large entry, making it very easy for dealers to load in and load out. Guests will appreciate the ample parking, dedicated concession area, and free Wi-Fi. It’s located 5 miles east of Cheyenne, so it’s only minutes away from hotels and the Downtown Cheyenne Historic District.” Tarbell says approximately 3,000 people attended last year’s Cheyenne show and auction, and that his most recent Cheyenne gun show – which did not incorporate an auction – attracted 4,300 guests. “That shows you how quickly the firearms and Western collectibles hobby is growing. To us, it made sense to move to a brand-new venue that can accommodate future growth, which we know is coming. Already, we have 15 more tables booked for the August show than we had last year.” The auction portion of the August 27-29 event will feature 394 lots of pre-1900 Western artifacts, antique and vintage firearms (with a special emphasis…