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What could a Passier Comet jumping saddle from the late 60's be worth?

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    12-03-2013, 12:55 PM
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Yearling
What could a Passier Comet jumping saddle from the late 60's be worth?

I need some input in trying to decide what this saddle might sell for. This is my best friend's saddle, so between the 2 of us, we're tying to find the best possible sales price for it.

I know the old Passiers inside and out, and I do really well at pricing them appropriately according to their age and condition, but this one has me stumped. There are so few of these that ever pop up that I haven't seen any comparable sales numbers. Plus, since it's a fairly rare model, there might be a higher demand for it than the usual Century, VS, VD, PSP models.

It's a Passier Comet from 1968.
It has the PS-Baum tree (medium width). 16.5" seat
Panels were recently reflocked and are in good condition
Billets good
Leather is dark brown and is a little stiff, but has no cracking or dry-rot, and not really any noticable scratches.
No padded knee-rolls or suede. The flaps are molded in the front to roll overr the knee-blocks.
Has knee-blocks and calf-blocks.
All stitching is tight.
     
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    12-03-2013, 01:05 PM
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Showing
Older, out of fashion model, smaller seat, and leather has some stiffness. $250.00 to maybe $350.00.
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    12-03-2013, 01:08 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Older, out of fashion model, smaller seat, and leather has some stiffness. $250.00 to maybe $350.00.
Thanks. That's about where I was guessing for the high end. Probably a good place to start, and can always lower it gradually.

Out of fashion model? Oh say it isn't so! Classic old saddles should never be out of fashion. But I know; flat, hard, slick saddles aren't at all the rage anymore.
     
    12-03-2013, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by freia    
Out of fashion model? Oh say it isn't so! Classic old saddles should never be out of fashion. But I know; flat, hard, slick saddles aren't at all the rage anymore.
Oh honey, you're preachin' to the choir! My older Stubben Siegfried (1970s model) is my pride and joy, but I have friends who won't willingly ride in it. 'It's too hard! The seat's too slippery! Waaahhhhh!'
     
    12-03-2013, 08:15 PM
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Weanling
I love the old Passiers. My neighbor has several, and I always enjoy riding in them. Hers are about that age, too. Wish yours was a wider tree. If it was I might snap it up. They're such comfortable, durable saddles.
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    12-03-2013, 09:41 PM
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Yearling
I've never figured out why the old Passiers are almost always on the medium tree. The exception seems to be the dressage saddles. Those seem to be in all widths. My theory is that with the combination of the cutback pommel and the short tree points, maybe they figured that the medium tree could fit most horses well enough? Anyone know any background on that?
I have 4 old Passiers. Make that 3, since I shipped one off to a new home last week (sniffle). All but one is a medium tree. That one is an x-tra wide, and boy did I jump up and down and squeal like a little girl when I took it out of its box and realized what I got. That wide one sure does fit a little Arab mighty fine.

It's funny that these are out of style. I tried all kinds of saddles for my 9-year-olds. She finally said she preferred my saddle (1977 Passier - flat, hard, and slick) best of all of them. You do? Really? Why? "Don't know. It's just easier to ride in".

The honesty of kids.
     

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