handmade saddle 50's or 60's era, made in Oakland CA

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 07,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

This saddle was made in the 50's or 60's by Oakland, CA saddle maker Earl Nanninga. The horn was changed for more of a cutting style horn but it was professional done, the saddle currently has and sells with oxbow stirrups but those can be changed easily if you don't care for Oxbows. T is some stitching that is worn on the sides as shown in the pic. One of the rear (right behind the cantle) screws pulled out for the strings. The tree is solid and sound and it is very useable in the shape it is or use it for collectables. The seat is fifteen inches, it has basket weave hand tooling and a silver cantle plate that says JIM. We had new sheepskin and saddle strings put on it and my oldest son used it a couple times before leaving for the Navy. The saddle is stored in the house which is smoke free. Shipping is paid by buyer and that will include fees to buy a big enough box and bubble wrap. Any excess shipping fees will be refunded to buyer. Any questions please feel free to ask. Saddle will not ship until checks or money orders clear the bank. Thanks

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I was just notified about a new book coming out with pictures and information on Earl Nanninga, the maker of this saddle. is the information: For more information and rare photos of Earl Nanninga please see "Oakland's Equestrian Heritage" soon to be released in early May. You may pre-order the book at now. Other saddlemakers also featured include: Don Bentley, H. W. Starr, Harry Rowell, and Walt Goldsmith.

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