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post #1 of 19 Old 05-20-2019, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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N Porter Saddle.

I’m bought an N Porter western saddle. It is in very good condition. Fleece is like new on the underside. It is a 17 in seat. What is it worth?
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post #2 of 19 Old 05-20-2019, 03:42 PM
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Check this out interesting stuff :http://www.horsetackreview.com/revie...lay/11597.html

Can you please post some pic's i m sure i 'am not only one here that would not mine seein them (the pics) . That way we can also fiquire out model/type of saddle etc . Might wanna check how Porter spelled on your saddle .
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post #3 of 19 Old 05-20-2019, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Here’s a few pics
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Here’s the makers mark
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Cute saddle...
Looks well made...
I'm guessing it is supposed to be a "trail" saddle or "ranch" saddle because of the tie strings..
Smallest 17" though that I've ever seen honestly.
I look at the fleece underside and see packed and stained but complete and no tears or noticeable fleece missing.
I look at the saddle and see a unique design of tooling {I like it} and I'm guessing some of the tie strings were replaced because they don't match the color nor width of those attached by rosettes.
Left fender has some wear and appears damage to it and no stirrup hobbles in place...
It is a nice used saddle showing wear...except for a deceptively fresh looking white nameplate with no wear to it seen.
An older saddle by design and look of the features...that nameplate must be in a very well protected and hidden location to look so pristine yet.
The value...
Value is what someone is willing to pay for it...
I have no idea how to price this.
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Thank you for your input!
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Check collector pages. Those old N Porter's are very special with some. I have a 1940s N Porter's that I love using on slight built horses and young horses in general. Some collectors are horrified that use it, being of the opinion that it should hang on the wall.
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That's a REALLY nice old saddle. I love it! The tooling is really cool. Unfortunately I have no idea what it is worth. I just admire old saddles, but I am not in the market of buying and selling them.

Before I signed in to see the photos, I was thinking, either it's a cheap knock-off or you measured the seat wrong. Because I have never heard of older saddles coming in 17" seat sizes. People and horses tended to be smaller back then (and I've been known to ride a 17" myself)!

So, I am thinking you probably measured the seat generously, because the fork angles forward, and you probably measured it up at the base of the horn to get a 17" measurement. Could that be a possibility?

I'm not even sure what the correct point to measure at is, but I would be pretty surprised if a 40's saddle measured a 17." But the way the fork tips forward, I could see you getting that measurement.
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post #10 of 19 Old 05-20-2019, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input!! I didn’t measure the seat and was actually thinking the same thing, about seat size. I will re-measure.
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