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post #11 of 21 Old 11-26-2008, 09:53 AM
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The front looks sort of McClellan like but there are no rings for attaching gear so that's out. I'm guessing its a custom small saddle maker rig.
Good job on the find, I sometimes bring more stuff home from the dump than I take too.


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post #12 of 21 Old 11-26-2008, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah it it pretty cool my husband keeps telling me to get rid of itand sell it but who knows it may actually be worth something if not now one day . And no there's no markings, stamps numbers or anything. Thanks for the input everyone
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post #13 of 21 Old 11-28-2008, 11:24 PM
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I don't know what the heck it is, but it's really cool. My first thought was a Plantation saddle. But on further thought, I'm sure it's not. Way cool find. You should put it on Antique Road Show and see what it is and what it's worth.

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post #14 of 21 Old 11-29-2008, 09:57 AM
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I think it's an old Spanish saddle, kind of like these:
Equus Libris - Andalusian, Iberian, Baroque Horse tack, books, & more...

Only a lot older!

It looks like a pretty cool collector's item .
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post #15 of 21 Old 11-29-2008, 11:04 AM
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It looks a bit like an old plantation style saddle, the flaps and external stirrups, or a South American Paso type saddle.
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post #16 of 21 Old 12-01-2008, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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bumping his up
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post #17 of 21 Old 02-01-2009, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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** UPDATE** I found out what it is

it is a 13" chulds plantation saddle made between 1820-1850 and the guy said it was in remarkable condition especially for the age. And the value is around 800 to 1800 depending on the collector
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post #18 of 21 Old 02-01-2009, 10:51 PM
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Wow, that's really cool that it's so old. I just can't figure out why someone would have put an antique saddle in that good of condition in a landfill.

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post #19 of 21 Old 02-02-2009, 10:37 AM
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That is such a neat looking saddle. Do those things have trees?
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post #20 of 21 Old 02-02-2009, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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it does have a treein it from what I am told
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