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post #1 of 17 Old 07-10-2009, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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how much is a circle y worth?

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).
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post #2 of 17 Old 07-10-2009, 12:57 PM
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Circle Ys are expensive. You should get good money for it when it is all cleaned up ;) Most of them around here are in the $1000s.

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post #3 of 17 Old 07-10-2009, 01:25 PM
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You can probably get $800+ for it if it is still in good condition.

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It should have a serial number on it. Look up the model and year manufactured.

If it's been in the basement - what shape is it in? The moldly, musty smell is very hard to get out of a saddle.
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post #5 of 17 Old 07-10-2009, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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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!
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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.

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post #7 of 17 Old 07-10-2009, 06:32 PM
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Truthfully, it's only worth what someone will pay you for it :)
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post #8 of 17 Old 07-10-2009, 10:43 PM
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It's called Dark Oil, not havanah .

Depending on the style, condition, seat size, and tree size, it could sell from $250-700. I haven't seen an older Circle Y go for any more than that in our current market.
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post #9 of 17 Old 07-11-2009, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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If I remember correctly I have the matching breast collar and it also has a rear girth...cinch...whatever it's called. :p I'll post pictures sometime today to give a better idea of what it looks like.

I appreciate all the help, like I said I am not a very good judge of western stuff and the prices on ebay are all over the place.
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post #10 of 17 Old 07-11-2009, 11:14 AM
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circle y

Did you post any pics??What size seat is it?What are the serialnumbers off of it..thanks Sandy
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