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    06-12-2010, 08:41 PM
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Cool western tack find! Any info?

Hi all,

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.
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    06-12-2010, 09:13 PM
Wow, what a find! I have a show saddle from the 70's that has rolled leather like that on the cantle. Matter of fact, it would probably match this set pretty well LOL. I don't think it is too nice to use, just make sure and take good care to clean off the sweat and condition it periodically to keep it in tip-top shape.
    06-13-2010, 05:05 PM
Wow!! Gorgeous find!!
    06-13-2010, 05:55 PM
That could be an extraordinary find. Vogt was a big name maker and the fact that it says "sterling" even though it was made in Mexico still indicates that it really is silver. That being considered, I would believe that the leather is also a very high quality made by a known maker.

I'd be cautious about using it every day. Even if you keep it spotless, it was really meant for show and it would be a shame to have something happen to it.

Is the bit also marked "sterling"?
    06-13-2010, 05:55 PM
Bridles with Vogt silver (high quality) are going on ebay for around 300.
Breastcollars are going for around the same.
They are definantly collector items but I would still use it...why have it otherwise!
    06-13-2010, 09:09 PM
This thread actually encouraged me to drag that old show saddle out of the corner of the tack room and clean it up a little bit. It even has a matching bridle and breast collar but all the silver on them was really tarnished so I took it off to clean it.
    06-13-2010, 09:14 PM
Wow! The bridle/breast collar set is just beautiful! How lucky to find it! You def. Did an outstanding job getting it all cleaned up!

Also, smrobs...what a beautiful saddle!
    06-13-2010, 09:20 PM
WOW!! Lucky you! What an amazing find! The breastcollar is extrordinary - the leather looks to be premium quality and the stitching is in great condition. My husband is a silversmith and I can tell you that the heart on the collar is hand-engraved by a pretty decent engraver.
I love the styling of the bridle, it's a showstopper. Retro style tack is so chic right now in the show pen, and that one is super cool.
If I may ask - and tell me to bugger off if it seems rude, but how much did you pay?
    06-13-2010, 09:27 PM
Gorgeous-very jealous.. Perhaps I need to start antiquing again!
    06-13-2010, 09:44 PM
^ I know right? I stop at good will, and other thrift stores hoping I will get lucky enough to find something like that. Never thought of an antique store..def going to keep that in mind!

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