I have a saddle that has 2 saddle makers on it ; Visalia Stock Sadlle Company San Fransisco Cal AB24852 & D.E.Walker Trade Marker Visalia Cal. I believe made 1910. It was custome made for Allie Clough born 1877it is in good condition. What is it worth & Do you know about the makers working to gether?
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investigation revealed that the two makers are one and the same representative. The company has been in business for 137 years and seem to have a fine reputation. The value of an old saddle is largely dependent on condition and style. The amount of tooling or decoration such as studs, silver (plated or solid) or fancy stitching all play a factor in the value of a saddle.
Here is a link to their website that may help you find more information
The market value of a saddle is not only driven by the factors I already mentioned but by consumer demand. Do keep the parts original whenever possible, a collector may wish to have original parts that are worn out rather than refurbished or replaced parts that are new. In other words, a saddle that is decorative only may be more valuable than one restored to be usable if original parts have been replaced. Kind of like a vintage car restoration. I hope this helps, I would love to help you further, can you post photos of your saddle? Perhaps I can help you identify further features such as style or particular details that may help you ascertain the value of such a piece.
this is a link to a vintage 1942 saddle in excellent shape just for you to compare to. This saddle has not sold at this price and may not fetch the listed price at all, but the tooling (basket weaving) all over makes this an attractive piece. The fenders (part the stirrups attach to) are in great shape and the color seems to be good, not faded or stained at all. This may help you make a decision as to your article and how to price it for sale or restore for yourself or whatever. Let me know if I can help you further!
Susie L, MS