I had a really cool "find" yesterday at an antique shop. I love tack with bling, so when I saw this, I had to scoop it up.
All the silver pieces are marked Vogt, Sterling, Made in Mexico, and some letters that looks like GPAI? Some pieces have all of those marks, some just one or two. The big silver heart on the breast collar is simply marked "sterling" on the front of the heart near the bottom.
I know most "silver" tack is not real silver, so I know it's kind of cool to find some of the good stuff for a change.
Can anyone give me a ballpark of what it might be worth?
Or what era it is from? Was the rolled leather in vogue in the 70's or early 80's maybe?
Is it too good to use for everyday? I don't show or anything, so if I save it for a show, I will never get to use it. Would it be better just to admire it? Or go ahead and get it sweaty?
It was VERY dirty and tarnished when I bought it. I think it took me about 3 hours last night to clean and condition the leather and then polish all the silver.
Ah, I love bling!!!
PS. Ignore the bit, it is one that I had that I threw on there because it kind of matched.