Owner was able to find the original maker's grandson and obtained a photocopy of the actual ledger listing the serial number, sale date (November 17, 1930) and name of purchaser whose initials are tooled into the cantle. Saddle is #477 of 500. Catalog included was also signed by Ottos grandson, Robert F. The saddle itself is in very good condition for its age. Saddle has been on display in a private home office since it was bought years ago.
Saddle does not have any cinches. Measurements of saddle are: swell width 13, tree size 13 1/2 , horn 8, cap 2½. There are lots of pictures to show the condition of the saddle.
I see no loose stitching and the backing appears to be in good condition. If you have any questions, I can attempt to answer them. Saddle stand shown in pictures is not included. Sale includes: saddle, rope, Otto F. Ernst catalog with a personal handwritten message to the current owner, Edward Ernst (no relation), and signed by Ottos grandson, framed Otto F.
Ernst saddle company story, and photocopy of original sales ledger. The item "Vintage Western Saddle Otto F. Ernst" is in sale since Sunday, August 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Equestrian\Western Saddles & Tack\Saddles".The seller is "arlenakafearlessfarley" and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.