I'd be nervous about buying an "antique" saddle. The seller said it hadn't been used in 30 years, and if it hadn't been used in 30 years that probably means it wasn't cared for (Cleaned, oiled, ect, ect) in 30 years either. I'd bet the saddle would be really stiff, and plus, if someone says "antique" I'm thinking decoration, not for riding. Unlike some things, saddles do NOT get better with age ;) I'm sure you could find a much nicer, newer and more comfy saddle than this one that is still within your price range. If you really just need a saddle for cheap, I'd try looking at some synthetics. Their lightweight, you can hose them off if you like, and they are never very pricey.