Greetings all! I’m not a Western rider (as will soon be abundantly clear ) so I’m reaching out for some advice…
A colleague of mine has asked for help in “placing” some Western saddles his father has. Preferably sold but possibly donated. I haven’t seen the saddles, only photos, but they appear to be well cared for and all are stamped with the maker’s brand (one is a “Simco”, one is marked “Pioneer Bighorn 1616” and the last one’s hard to read…".t.erford", maybe “Rutherford”?). The “Simco” one is pretty plain but the other two have a lot of fancy tooling and “quilting” on the seats, so may have been show saddles.
Are these worth trying to sell? Where might be the best place to market them if so? How would I go about determining how much they might be worth? If these aren’t something that anyone would want to buy, can anyone suggest where they might be donated?
The saddles are located in SE PA (greater Philadelphia area). Not sure to what extent my colleague’s father wants to invest the time or energy in marketing them (in terms of shipping them, that is - no small feat!) Any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!