Kelly Bros. No. 90 Spurs


A very scarce and desirable early pattern by Kelly Bros., Dalhart, Texas. Eye-catching design, with double crescent shank, mounted on both sides, all original with 1 3/4" swell bands and 1 1/2" strap buttons, both along with the 2 1/2" shanks overlaid with engraved silver. The off side is mounted with engraved rectangle and button cover. The original 20 point, 2 1/2" rowels are plain iron. Shown in the #17 (1921) catalog as style #2, mounted both sides. Noted in the catalog, inside back cover. "The Spurs Shown on This Page are New Designs and are Very Fancy". A notable pair of Texas spurs.

Collection of Jim and Jane Carpenter, Colorado.

Lot 244, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Sold $17,700

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