The Auction Insider

A Silver Hoard Comes to Auction

A Silver Hoard Comes to Auction

Witherell’s Gearing Up for Once in a Lifetime Silver Sale Noted columnists Steven Yvaska of the San Jose Mercury News and Debbie Arrington of the Sacramento Bee recently shared the news of an extraordinary silver collection coming up for auction. They captured the...
Destination Grass Valley

Destination Grass Valley

Download this guide! Destination Grass Valley/Nevada City: The Insider’s Guide Welcome to Small Town(s) America, where the lifestyle recalls the 1940s and the architecture celebrates the 1880s. Both Grass Valley and Nevada City have gas-lit downtowns and main streets...
Western Design

Western Design

The first time Brian Witherell saw the Bohlin saddle in the April 27 through May 11 auction was at the original Sharkey’s Casino in Gardnerville, NV 20 years. One of an amazing saddle display that was a promotional draw of the casino for years, this Dick Dixon model...
Western Design Auction Finds

Western Design Auction Finds

Buffalo Brewing Company Calendar The image of a bare-chested Indian maiden riding bare-back on a buffalo has long been an admired image for Western Americana aficionados. So much so that Brad and Brian Witherell used an adjusted version for their book “California’s...
Butte County Bounty

Butte County Bounty

Discoveries Adventure Yields Butte County Bounty  Antiques appraiser Brian Witherell’s recent trip to Butte County yielded a bounty. The artifacts of a Plains Indian warrior were brought out of storage by an older Oroville woman who inherited them in 1982 from her...