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Old 01-19-2011, 03:15 PM  
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Info on vintage Billy Cook Saddle

I bought this old Billy Cook Roper last year and now I'm looking to sell it. Just wondering if anybody remembers these old saddles and if anybody might have any idea how old it is. It is in excellent condition.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:03 AM  
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very nice I like billy cooks how big is it ( seat size) might be interested but have to sell one ( or two) before getting one hubby would not be pleased I have a champion turf to sell/trade?????
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:24 AM  
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It has a 16 inch seat and a wide tree. They definately don't make saddles like this anymore.
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:21 PM  
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You can go to Circle Y's site, and there is a place on there that you can type in the serial number and it will tell you how old it is.

I would think maybe late 80's? Just a guess.

What do you want for it?
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:38 PM  
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I thought that it was a roper but from info I found online it is an old show/pleasure saddle and could have been made in the 60's or 70's. Buckstitching was popular before silver was. it would have been made by Billy Cook himself before he sold his name to Longhorn. I actually found a thread about this same saddle from the previous owners looking for info on it like me.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:22 PM  
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The buckstitching and cinch rigging denote late 60's thro most of the 70's. I'm inclined to go with late 70's as many of the better saddles used a double cinch plate with inskirt rigging in the earlier versions.
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:43 PM  
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The buckstitching and cinch rigging denote late 60's thro most of the 70's. I'm inclined to go with late 70's as many of the better saddles used a double cinch plate with inskirt rigging in the earlier versions.
Thanks Slim. Do you have any idea what this saddle would be worth?
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:00 PM  
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Nice Saddle, first of all before you list it anywhere you should shine the crap out of the silver and oil the saddle then take out door shaded light pictures to really bring out the color and detail "no flash"

Secondly no matter how much the saddle is really worth its only worth that if someone is paying that price. I would personally think between 600-850 bucks due to the market and being able to pick up a Billy Cook newer edition for not much more.

REALLY nice saddle but I suggest taking pictures outside with no flash!

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Old 01-25-2011, 03:29 PM  
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unfortunately it's not a good time of year here to take outdoor pictures
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Then clean it really shiny and put it near the window during the day and use a light in the background. Really anything you need to do to really get the pattern so show and don't forget the padding underneath.

Good luck with some nice pictures you will get the most money for it!

This ad is kinda what you want to focus on if doing it indoors minus some of the blurry pics.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Billy-Cook-Ranch...em3cb466 7643
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:09 PM  
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The conchos are Alpaca silver which are really a metal alloy. They will shine up nicely. Not sure about the cantle plate. Don't use Silvo or anything like that for real silver. I use the wadding that comes in a metal can. It's an automotive product and it safe. Do you have a program on your computer like Picasa to lighten the pics a bit? Price - I'm thinking $500-600. It's a bummer that most people buying their first saddle don't recognize the quality and will turn to ebay for New, Cheap and Pretty.
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I have better pictures of it but I can't get them to upload here.
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Have you tried calling them? Some of the better saddle makers have 1-800 numbers and can answer a lot of quesitons--
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