N. Porter Saddle
I own a n. Porter western saddle. It is at least 30+ years old, (we've owned it that long) but in great condition. My father purchased it from an auction some years back. I know the history of n. Porter saddlery, however, in all my research have never found this exact saddle. It is black, the only logo is below the horn at the front of the seat. There is no noticeable serial number. What stands out to me is that the stirrups are enclosed, like a parade saddle. But there is no silver or other fancifulness that makes it such. I have seen several n.porter saddles on the web, but never this ones 'twin' I can tell it is older than I suspect, but have no way of detailing it beyond this. The pattern on the saddle is octagons, no swastikas, as I understand that was true at one point. Any direction on knowing more about it's age would be helpful - my father has passed, it is the one thing he left me. Not looking to sell, only looking to insure it at proper value.