Edward H. Bohlin Dick Dickson Jr. Parade Saddle
Dick Dickson Jr. Parade saddle made by Edward Bohlin for John R. Dow of Kansas City, MO. This black, floral carved Dickson Jr. model is built on a Miles City tree with 13" swells, 15" seat, 3 1/2" cantle and Bohlin's trademark raised buffalo head on the silver horn. The regal 21" long tapaderos include every Parader's requisite engraved silver caps and rope edge cantle cover. Completely matching and adorned with heavy gauge sterling silver engraved diamonds and half-diamonds, this Dickson features a matching breast collar and bridle with face drop and marked Bohlin bit. “JRD” on back of cantle in gold, with engraved “JOHN R. DOW / KANSAS CITY, MO” beneath. Complete with a black and white wool Corona. The entire ensemble is in excellent, 100% original condition. Circa 1950. Includes custom wood stand with sterling silver Bohlin seat plate attached to the bridle holder. Includes letter of identification from James H. Nottage.
This particular style of Bohlin parade saddle was originally designed by and named for movie theatre executive, rancher, and RV regular, Dick Dickson. In the 1930s, the Dick Dickson, Miss Dickson and Dick Dickson Jr. became the most popular parade styles made by the Bohlin company, and remained so for a quarter-of-a-century.
Lot 134, Brian Lebel's Cody Old West Auction - June 22, 2019. Santa Fe, NM.