Beautiful Lone Star Spurs. Several crafstmen
have copied the style of these spurs but few match the quality of these
spurs. These particular spurs are very well used and have a few issues. The
left spur has only one jingle bob remaining, both spurs are without heel
chains, and the silver button on the side of the chap guards have been
knocked off on both spurs. Most collectors can find jingle
bobs that may come close to matching and spur chains are also available. The silver buttons can be replaced easily by a silversmith.
We like them the way they are because they really were used by some cowboy
and the wear shows it. Our price takes the issues mentioned into
consideration. Our price is $950.
Single side mounted Les Garcia spurs. Les was the
son of G.S. Garcia. Les and his brother Henry owned and operated the Garcia
Saddlery Company in Salinas, California in the mid 1930s. Les was in charge
of the Silversmithing work and employed several famous silver craftsmen. The
spurs that sold by the company have come to be regarded very highly and are
generally called "Les Garcia Spurs". These spurs are simply marked
"GARCIA" and I purchased years ago in the Salinas area. You can
look in Joyce Overton's 1997 book, "Cowboy Bits and Spurs, where these exact spurs
are shown on pg. 91, which states that these spurs are Les Garcia spurs.
Some spur scholars differ on how they were marked over the 20 plus years of
operation but few differ as to who made these spurs. We have seen nor heard
of any other company or craftsman who made this style spur. They are very
rare and beautiful. $1200
Single side silver mounted with fantastic
engraving.These are California style spurs with no maker markings. They are
in excellent condition.Our price is $1100.
Early California Transitional Spurs.
Obviously handcrafted in the two-piece fashion. They have unique, original
jingle bobs and the chains appear to also be the originals. You rarely find such fine classical spurs in this condition. These spurs are single (one side) silver mounted with silver inlay on the spur shanks and an
overlay along the outside of the heel band. The heel band has sharp
little points rising from the surface and the silver band has be placed over
the points to give the spurs a flashy appearance even from a distance. Of
course, with these jingle bobs, you would probably hear them coming before
you saw them. The
handcrafted heel chains are in perfect condition. These
classic spurs are priced at $2100.
Buermann "Hand Forged Steel" Spurs. These spurs are well marked and in excellent condition with a great patina showing their age. Markings are imprinted below each strap pin: On one side is a "star" logo and the the letters Pat'd, on the other side also below the strap pin are the words "Hand Forged Steel". These spurs were listed in one of Buermann's older catalogs as #25 spurs. Buermann gave each design it's own number. You can view these spurs as they were in the catalog on the Cowboy Museum website. Go to www.cowboymuseum.org
. These spurs are $450.
Buerman's most famous spur. The"OK" spur. A one
piece design with 4 strap pins. This particular pair has seen a lot of use
and the rowel holes are worn to huge porportions from spinning and rust. The
spurs have a great deep rust patina. This spur was patented but the mark is
not visable through the wear and rust. If you are a spur collector, these
spurs are a "must have". These spurs represent what the real old-time cowboy
wore and could afford. They are relatively rare and are the only "correct"
pair we have ever had in our collection. $350.
ATTENTION BULL RIDERS Custom made Bull Rider spurs. These
are old, professional Bull Rider spurs that have three overlay pieces of silver plated brass. The overlays are custom engraved with a "D" an "A" and a "T".
They also have threaded holes for rowel pins, to keep the rowels from spinning
during a ride. Note the additional, larger hole where boot tie-down wiring can
be used if desired. These spurs are in great mechanical shape with hair-puller rowels. $350.
Very old Transitional,
California Vaquero Spurs. Hand Forged. Each spur was made in two
pieces and you can see where the shank and heel band join. All four "jingle
bobs" match and are correct for the period. The outside of the heel band is
"chased" and shows a wave pattern in two rows. The spurs have unusual chap
guards, in that they are relatively flat in comparison with other spurs of
the period. It appears that one of the rowels may have been replaced at some
time in the distant past. You have to look close to see the difference in
the rowels. Keep in mind that when these spurs were made, the rowels had to
be individually made also. So, they could be both original in our opinion.
Both heel chains are old but of different link designs. These spurs are very
worn and represent some great Southwest history. They can be yours for $850.
Where could you find another fine pair like these at this price?
Crockett Bronc Rider spurs.Marked "Crockett on bottom of each heel band.
These are single-side mounted in silver, including the strap pin. A great
pair of "heavy" spurs for show and tough work. $550
Buermann straight shank spurs. Very early, late 1800's hand forged. Marked
"PAT'D with Star symbol. $550
Buermann Star Steel Silver Spurs. These are large Buermann spurs -- 7inches
overall length with 2inch rowels that haqve 17 rowel points. A very unusual
number. These spurs show a lot of use especially at the center of the
rowels, where spinning has caused them to wear the center hole larger. These
are marked "Star Steel Silver" followed by a "star" logo. This is how
Buermann marked their patented metal for making spurs. These
magnificent, rare Buermanns spurs are $875.
Gal Leg Spurs marked "KW". We have not been able to identify this maker but
he was very good at his craft. $475
the photo flash picked up some bronze like color. These are solid steel with
silver inlay spurs and a little rust. No bronze or copper anywhere on them.
Double mounted silver inlayed. (showing both
sides).Several makers made this style of spur.We can not determine the maker
but it is obvious they were made by a great craftsman. These spurs are
missing the heel chains (not unusual since most riders take them off because
they are difficult to maintain when wallking). These spur show some wear
with a few nicks and dents. It is unlikely that a working cowboy would wear
such fancy spur every day, so the wear on them probably occured over a
consideable expanse of time. Since we do not know the maker, wear is our
only indication of age.
We will accept offers for these great
Large Crockett Spurs with
chap guards. These are heavy, everyday user spurs. They make a great
sound when riding. I know, becuase I wore them here on the Circle
S Ranch for a couple of years. I don't ride with spurs so much anymore
since all my horses (4) are very well trained and they don't care for
spurs so much. I do miss the sound of the
jingle/jangle of the
rowels especially when I would get off the horse and walk around. The
Crockett name doesn't always come out clear and readable but it is very
clear on this set of spurs.
You can purchase these for $450.
Heart Pin spurs. Marked "Crockett on bottom of each heel band.
The hearts are single-side mounted strap pins. A great pair of "heavy"
These spurs have it all! Drop Shank, chap guard, jingle bobs and
heel chains. They are made for a small heel, so probably a lady's size
or a youth pair. When we first found them, they were painted with gold gilt. Maybe a lady painted them to match a parade outfit. Anyway here they are after a lot of work getting the paint off.
No maker's marks but show a great attention to detail. $300
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