I enjoy looking at the old bit pics when they get posted.
I watch the junk boxes at the local auctions but I never get so lucky. I did pick up an old and still very much usuable pre civil war cowboy saddle once for $25 at an auction. I almost kept it but decided to throw it up on ebay
. Sold for nearly $2,500. I had no idea what I had. I just like the old saddles and figured a good leather saddle in using condition was worth 3 or 4 hundred dollars. Only had one horse at the time it would have fit and she had 4 saddles and was a senior citizen already. One of these days I'll get a repro like it. Maybe...I just plotz around on trails so looks aren't so important these days. I suppose some of the tack I've had most of my life might be considered vintage at this point but it is all using stuff and not for show.
Keep posting those old bits. I like it.