Western Trading Post is one of the old time, historic Trading Posts of the West. They trace their roots back to the late 1800s and Arizona Territorial days. Western and Native American Indian collectibles is what they deal in. Not only do they have a gallery with numerous collectible items available, they are also in the auction business.
Western Trading Post TV takes you through some of the antics that happen on a daily basis at the Post. There are modern-day cowboys, Native American Indians, pickers, collectors, tourists, traders, auction junkies and even a few outlaws and hustlers who stop by. They are all looking to make the best trade possible.
A model 1860 Henry riﬂe. 1940s, “One Armed Bandit” slot machines. A hat once belonging to Dan Blocker (Hoss Cartwright). Chaps worn by Shania Twain on an album cover and in the video for her mega-hit “Any Man of Mine.” A plethora of antique and vintage turquoise jewelry and dozens of other great collectibles are just a few of the things you can expect to see during season 2.
Host and co-owner, Bobbi Jeen Olson, is a professional actress, model and stunt double who has appeared in many Western-themed projects and is a recognizable face of the Western Fashion industry. She maintains a strong passion for promoting the Western Way of Life.
Her husband, Jim Olson (historian, published author and former professional rodeo cowboy), manages the day-to-day operations at the Trading Post. He has seen a little bit of everything over the years and not much gets by him! Bobbi’s mom, Betty Whiteley (AKA Grammy) is in charge of the sales ﬂoor and is a wealth of knowledge on jewelry, gemstones and old stuﬀ. The Olson’s son, Rowdy James, is a teen-age charmer who loves the ladies and expects to take over the business some day. We’ll see. Together they manage this family owned and operated business.
The Olson’s are always in search of Western collectibles and old turquoise jewelry and you are invited to join them each week. You will glean a wealth of knowledge about Western Americana and collectibles and even get “helpful hints” on how to tell the good stuﬀ from the—um, not so good stuﬀ—as you follow along.
Western Trading Post TV, season 2, premieres Sunday, June 2nd at 7:30 p.m. EST, on the Cowboy Channel. Additional showings aired throughout the week, check local listings.