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post #1 of 18 Old 11-10-2010, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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my new vintage western saddle!*pic heavy*

this saddle has been in my family for really long time and I just recently inherited it from my grandpa when he came down to visit, it was his daily saddle. He only rode in this saddle until he recently sold the last of the horses a few months ago so I got it. Anyways, super excited about it, not sure exactly how old it is but I was told it's over a hundred years old...anyone ever seen one like this?it is stamped but it's pretty worn, can't see it too well but I posted a pic of it.
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post #2 of 18 Old 11-10-2010, 05:37 PM
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Wow, that is a beautiful saddle! Are you going to ride in it or just admire it?

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Very interesting. Doesn't your grandfather know where it came from?

Hint: when you post pics, put a line break between the inserts -- makes them easier to see.
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Wow, that is a beautiful saddle! Are you going to ride in it or just admire it?
thanks i've always loved that saddle ever since I was a kid! I almost cried when he gave it to me.every once in a while I will ride in it (it's super comfy believe it or not) but for the most part it just sits on it's stand in my room for now...it will always be kept inside though.

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Very interesting. Doesn't your grandfather know where it came from?

Hint: when you post pics, put a line break between the inserts -- makes them easier to see.
well, I remember when I was younger one of my grandpa had a friend with an OLD saddle catalogue that had the saddle in it when it was new and it cost like $1.50 or something stupid like that lol ($1.50 might be an exageration) but I don't really remember what all it said since that was a long time ago. And my grandpa always says he has info on it and he will look for it one day lol but he's pretty busy and forgets things sometimes

Thanks for the tip on the pics I will remember that next time
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I don't know a thing about Western saddles but that is beautiful!
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post #6 of 18 Old 11-10-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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thanks so much
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That looks like an old "highback" saddle with a "loop seat." I would say it is 100 or more years old. What a beauty! Too bad I can't read the maker's mark. If you could, you could enter the company name on Google and research it a bit.
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Wow, that is one beautiful saddle! I love 'em with family history. I would like to hear if you ever find the original maker.
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That looks like an old "highback" saddle with a "loop seat." I would say it is 100 or more years old. What a beauty! Too bad I can't read the maker's mark. If you could, you could enter the company name on Google and research it a bit.
someone once told me it was a "beartrap high back" but they didn't really take a look at it very close just as I was putting it in the trailer when we moved so I didn't really think anything of it but I did research it and found one very similar but it didn't really have any info on it?my grandpa said it is over 100 years old and he says all numbers matching...but that's about it. I think it's in pretty good shape for a daily rider at that age!other then that all I can really make out of the mark is saddlery, and the number 82 everything else is pretty hard to see.

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Wow, that is one beautiful saddle! I love 'em with family history. I would like to hear if you ever find the original maker.
thanks very much! It`s pretty important to me....my aunt is pretty p.o.ed though because she was expecting to inherit it but I got it , not that I would ever sell it but it would be nice to know what it`s worth.
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Do a rubbing of the brand/stamp. That way you can figure out who the maker is. I love old saddles. Yours is very nice.
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