Bill Heisman (Tucson, AZ) Dandy Pattern Spurs

Maker-marked, "Bill Heisman / Tucson, Az / USA” and partially inspired by the iconic G.S. Garcia (Elko) “Dandy” pattern No 75 spurs. Bill has fully mounted both sides extensively, including multiple inlays on the top and bottom of the 1 1/16" bands and 2 3/4" shanks, which support 13-point, 2 3/8" spoked rowels. The artisan’s exquisite obsession with detail is evident in Heisman’s engraved heel chain hangers and distinctive silver buttons on the ends of the chap guards, spur straps and rowel pin covers. Includes “Heisman-made” floral carved two-tone leathers with engraved silver buckles. Unused condition, circa 1990s. 

Lot 363, Brian Lebel's Mesa Auction - January 21, 2017
Sold $5,310

Vintage Miniature California Saddle

Circa late 19th century, this lovely and enchanting, floral carved mini-masterwork measures only 14” x 8” and features a decoratively stitched 6 1/2" inlaid full-seat, bold Main & Winchester style California raised floral carving with a restored rich russet vintage patina and a gullet and cantle trimmed with nickel plated brass mountings.  The rawhide strings are twist-braided and 100% original as is everything else except the finish, the wood stirrups and straps that were reconstructed by Bill Heisman, founding member of the Traditional Cowboy Artists and a known stickler for historical detail.  Overall an exceptional piece that would make a worthy addition to the finest miniature or salesman sample saddle collection.  

Lot 264, Brian Lebel's Mesa Auction - January 21, 2017
Sold $6,490