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  • What kind of crosby saddle do i have
  • Different styles and names of crosby saddles

 
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    08-07-2012, 07:02 PM
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Arrow Crosby Saddle type? hel p please!

I can't seem to figure out how old my saddle is. I bought it used and its old enough not to have knee pads/rolls or any blocks. I don't know if it I a close contact or anything. I know that they still make new versions of the saddle that are REALLY expensive. I also didnt know if it would be worth it to add knee pads/rolls to such a old saddle. Help please!
     
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    08-07-2012, 07:08 PM
  #2
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Pictures?
     
    08-07-2012, 08:40 PM
  #3
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The old Crosby Prix de Nations were the old style FLAT close contact, no knee roll, no thigh block and what was referred to then as a "pencil roll." Most commonly seen in bridle leather. If this sounds like what you have, check out the prices on eBay and see what they're going for - they've held their value pretty well.

Photos would be a big help, as would a serial number (Crosbys have then stamped into the leather on the underskirt, a description or photo of the saddle plate or the the nail head.

If it's a 17.5" with a wide tree, I might buy it from you.
     
    08-07-2012, 11:34 PM
  #4
Foal
Im not looking to sell it, I love it sooo much haha. Ill have pictures up in a few minutes because the camera is charging, but the serial number is 5 3 9070. I've tried google searching in general but im not sure how to figure it out. The plate next to the stirrup hooks says"Made In England CROSBY Olympic Works"and the I guess studs? All say Crosby England. I bought it from a consignment place and the brass was extremely oxidized and coated in green and I still can't get a lot off. I can't tell if someone tried to dye it or not. I saw a saddle that looked a lot like this one, but it was an orangy color. Mine is a very dark brown but the underneath is orangy with a lot of strange dark stripes. The orange stripe is still on the top of the saddle so that's why im confused if its been dyed or not.
     
    08-08-2012, 12:10 AM
  #5
Super Moderator
Is it this type?

     
    08-08-2012, 01:01 AM
  #6
Foal
It looks really similar, mine is just darker. I will have pictures up as soon as my camera has enough charge
     
    08-08-2012, 01:16 AM
  #7
Foal
How do I post pictures?
     
    08-08-2012, 12:18 PM
  #8
Foal
The picture with the plate says made in england its just covered with the, I guess oxidation? Covered with the green. Also the stirrup hook? Has numbers imprinted on it. I don't know if that would matter or not
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    08-08-2012, 12:22 PM
  #9
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That's a lovely older saddle. Why would you want to ruin it by adding knee rolls?
     
    08-08-2012, 12:44 PM
  #10
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That's a bridle leather Prix de Nations, between 20 - 30 years old.

They are wonderful saddles, lots of folks are very fond of them. Check eBay for a value.

And no, it doesn't make any sense to try to add knee rolls to an existing saddle. A saddle with knee rolls has a different size and shape flap than one without.

I would LOVE to find that saddle in a wide tree. Maybe you should sell it and get an something with knee rolls if that's what you really want.
     

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