A few years ago someone had a whole bunch of older saddles for sale. I bought four for $50 each, two turned out to be 60 plus years old, and the other two 36 years (it was made only for a year), and 25 years old. I cleaned them up, replaced leather conchs, dying strings and conchos to the saddle, replaced the straps for the cinchs and go $200 for each of the older ones.
The 36 year old saddle was a simco show saddle but without all the silver options at the time. It was very wide and someone bought it had a haflinger. I had to sew by hand the covers for the stirrups back on.
The 25 year old is my personal saddle, I've had people offer me $200 or so for it because it is fairly wide but fits high withered horses like a glove, and extremely comfortable for long trail rides. It isn't pretty though, no silver, and has white buck stitching around the whole way, but I don't think I'll sell it any time soon. Made $400 in the end.
Got to like the older saddles even if most of mine weight in over 30 pounds each.