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    A Western Saddle and Stand, 1960s. Custom made for Wayne for both his professional and private use; rendered in high quality brown leather, hand-stitched detailing on seat, with a "JW" monogram embossed on back of cantle, conchos with leather tassels on front and back, rope affixed to right side, decorative rope belt affixed to front, either fender stamped "Colorado Saddlery / Denver;" appearing to be well-used; included with its custom dark-stained wooden display stand.
    Saddle: 26" x 21" x 17"; Stand: 39" x 31" x 19"

    Patrick Wayne relays the following story about this saddle:

    In 1964, my dad was moving from Encino down to Newport Beach. The movers were at his house, as was I, and my dad was concerned that his favorite saddle would get lost in the shuffle. He asked me to hold on to it for him, which I did by taking it to my house.

    About a year later, my dad was getting ready to make another Western, and he forgot that he had given me his saddle for safekeeping. Since he couldn't find it, he had another one made (the one that is now being offered in this lot). A few years after this new saddle was made, my dad asked me if I had his original one. I said, "Yes, you asked me to hold on to it." He told me he had been looking for it and wanted it back so we made a trade -- I returned his original saddle and he gave me this newer one.

    This newer saddle has remained in my possession until now. I think my dad may have used this second saddle in a few Westerns in the immediate years after he moved to Newport Beach, before I gave his original one back to him, but I'm not certain. I do know that he liked this saddle enough to have two made!




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    Auction Dates
    October, 2011
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
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