I have an older model Circle Y saddle sitting in my parent's basement and they have told me that it has got to go. How much are these saddles generally worth? I will try to get pictures of it when I go home next, if I remember correctly it was in super good shape and was completly covered in tooling and was a dark havana color. I don't think it had any silver on it. I got it when I bought my QH three years ago for a song from a woman I worked for and it ended up not fitting him (or me very well for that matter).
I think I had it covered with some blankets and sitting up on a sawhorse. My parents basement isn't the typical basement though either, its actually all finished and could be a seperate apartment if they wanted to.
I'm not a western person, so I am not really familar with the brands, but wow, didn't know they went for so much!
Circle Y has become an somewhat expensive saddle. The older ones are usually a good buy but value depends on condition, style, size, tree style, and age. Down here, I've seen nice Circle Y's selling used for anywhere from $300 to $900 depending on what I've mentioned. I've also seen some Circle Y's that aren't worth $50 but overall they sell well.