Vintage/antique E.F.BLANCHARD - 50 yr. old SPURS

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 19, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House

For your consideration are these fabulous authentic E.F. BLANCHARD spurs...50 years old...antique by California standard...old-old vintage by ANY standard and still as useable as the day they were made...1 1/2 inch heel bands...3 inches at the largest inside opening...3 1/4 inches inside length...2 1/4 inch shanks to the end of the rowel...10 point 1 inch rowel...MARKED on both spurs E.F. BLANCHARD ** Yucca Ariz.

These spurs originally belonged to a 82 year old cowboy by the name of Jimmy Jones who got them from a friend...Now the friend had borrowed a set of every day spurs from Jimmy and got them confiscated in a bar room brawl at what we believe was the Calgary Stampede...He decided to use them for a weapon to even the odds...Having lost his friends spurs...he replaced them with this pair of E.F.Blanchard spurs...Even in those days - cowboys walked a little taller in E.F.Blanchard spurs....

I just found out that Jimmy Jones sold these spurs to afford his last dream in go to the Winnimucca rodeo...Jimmy Jones being the man's man that he was...never told anyone that he had been diagnosed with lukemia...Jimmy Jones got his wish...he went to the rodeo and having done what he wanted to do...passed away about two weeks ago....

Shipping and insurance will be $15 to the lower U.S. and I will be glad
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