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post #1 of 15 Old 12-14-2010, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Talking antique saddle?

I found this old saddle the attic of an old family farm house. It was just rotting away and I couldn't stand seeing it go to waste. I took it and had someone clean it up a bit. The stirrups are platted with copper. The saddle was made by the Schoellkopf Company "The Famous Jumbo Brand" in Dallas, TX. On the left front it has the number '7008'. I did not have it re-wooled because instead of wool the original material was actually some kind of felt. I would love to find more info on this saddle if anyone can help.



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post #2 of 15 Old 12-14-2010, 11:08 PM
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Woah! What a discovery that was! That saddle looks extremely gorgeous. I hope you take good care of it. I have no doubt that you will since you've already had it cleaned up. Sadly I have to information on this saddle because I have no idea where to find the information.
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post #3 of 15 Old 12-14-2010, 11:29 PM
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wow! thats like my dream to find something like that! ( i generally find old shoes in old houses...never a pair though...) but it looks well made, no real information to offer though. maybe find an antique specialist in the area, or possibly search up the company name and go from there? ^-^
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post #4 of 15 Old 12-15-2010, 12:07 AM
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Great find!! I'm going to check the attics of all my relatives.

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post #5 of 15 Old 12-15-2010, 12:20 AM
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it looks very similar to the saddle that i inherited from my grampa not long ago, i can't tell what the stamp says though, it's worn out. all i know is it's over 100 years old and priceless, i did make another thread on mine i think on another forum not long ago. how you find some info on it. it's in beautiful condition.
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post #6 of 15 Old 12-15-2010, 01:06 AM
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Holy cow, that saddle is in great shape and appears to be pretty darn old. What an amazing find.

I did a search and found this website but you can't download the pictures without paying for them so let me see what else I can find.
The Schoellkopf Company 1924 Catalog #25, Jumbo Saddles, Harness, Dallas, Texas

I found a bit of history about the company.
G. H. Schoellkopf Company History and Maker Marks - www.vintagegunleather.com California

You might consider contacting these folks or someone similar, they seem to know quite a bit about antique saddles and what they might be worth.
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post #7 of 15 Old 12-15-2010, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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There is a lot of interesting stuff in that old house. There is even an old side saddle up in the same attic. I would really love to go get it too. Unfortunately I am waiting for my mom and her brother to 'deal' with everything. After my grandmother died(a few years ago) they haven't made any progress on sorting things out. It really is a shame that all of that stuff is just rotting away.. This old wagon is on the same place and it is still in pretty decent shape as well.

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post #8 of 15 Old 12-16-2010, 12:33 AM
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Did you know that we're second cousins? What is the exact address of Grandmas house? I seem to have misplaced it.

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post #9 of 15 Old 12-16-2010, 12:53 AM
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Lmao. Kevin, you crack me up :)

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post #10 of 15 Old 12-16-2010, 01:01 AM
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Wow, wonder if my Grams has got anything like that in attic. Cool!

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