Rare as hen's teeth; very feint mark but guaranteed Collins & Morrison saddle pockets. If you are familiar with their Omaha mark you can pick it out although only the "Omaha" is clearly visible. The tooled pattern however, is classic Collins and Morrison, there's no mistaking it. One of the pockets is unstitched for 5" at the back. One of the straps has been accidentally shortened ie read "torn" but there's just enough leather to slip into the buckle. The buckle hardware is so old it pre-dates roller buckles. I'd say early 1880s. These saddle pockets measure 8" in length each. Be the first kid on your block to complete your collection of Collins Brothers items with these very hard to find pockets!
Beautiful pre 1930's Saddlebags G S GARCIA ELKO NEVADA $ 3,200 Free Domestic Shippinoffers considered
Wonderful rare set of true saddle bags made at the G S Garcia factory in Elko Nevada (I would estimate circa 1925-1930). Exceptional tooled pattern on dark brown leather with a beautiful warm patina. Can you imagine matchingt them to a Garcia saddle and complete tack set? Saddlebags are in overall nice condition; they show wear but it's pretty much even. The tiedown straps and also the buckle end straps are gone as you can see. Small 5" thread loss at the bottom of one of the gussets could easily be restitched. One flap has some scratches across the top as seen in the photo. Christmas is coming, treat yourself to the best! I will entertain reasonable offers on these saddlebags just the yellow "Ask a Question" button.
J S Collins & CO CHEYENNE Saddle pockets with spots & conchos $ 500.00 Free Shipping
Early J S Collins & Co Cheyenne Wyoming saddle pockets; one side shows better than the other. Decorated with nickle spots and conchos. Good mark. This Cheyenne shop closed in 1885. You can read more about the Collins Brothers' operations on my page The Saddle Makers.The buckes are missing.