This fantastic Edward Bohlin saddle outfit was worn for many years in the famous Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade by the almost-as-famous, Bob Tanner. A complete set, it includes the matching bridle, Bohlin diamond bit, heavy breast collar, red corona, and wonderful serapes with a star-burst pattern around the letter “T”. The “T” is repeated on the impressive 24” tapaderos. The seat measures 15” with a rope edge cantle. The name plate on the cantle reads, “BOB TANNER / BISHOP, CALIFORNIA”, and seat plate is engraved “BOB TANNER”. The Tanners often visited with Ed Bohlin himself, and anything they needed came directly from Ed, like this custom and unique set. The set comes with 2 coronas; red and white, and yellow and white. Also included are color photocopies of two photographs: Mrs. Tanner riding the saddle in the Rose Parade; and the Tanners with Ed Bohlin and the saddle in front of Ed's shop.
Lot 169, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 20, 2017, Mesa, AZ.