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Garcia Spurs

Garcia Spurs

Posted by Jim Olson on Feb 21st 2019

People say to me all the time that they, “have a really collectible pair of ‘Garcia’ spurs!” Or, they will come into our store and ask, “Got any ‘Garcia’ spurs?” There are a lot of folks who think tha … read more
Early SAA Colt

Early SAA Colt

Posted by Jim Olson on Dec 23rd 2018

Recently a Single Action Colt Army (SAA) with the very low serial number(s) 5089 came to us. My first reaction was, “WOW! could that possibly be a Custer (7th Cavalry/Little Bighorn) gun? Here is what … read more
Winchester 101

Winchester 101

Posted by Jim Olson on Oct 6th 2018

One of the iconic images when one thinks of the “Old West” is that of a lever action Winchester rifle. They were used by frontiersman, Native Americans, cowboys and just about anyone who came to the o … read more
Tips for Dating Jewelry - Bolos

Tips for Dating Jewelry - Bolos

Posted by Jim Olson on Sep 26th 2018

A man named Victor Emanuel Cedarstaff is often credited with inventing the bolo tie during the late 1940s. Many authors have stated that Victor Patented the bolo, however, records show the only p … read more
Dating Jewelry - Leaf Appliqué

Dating Jewelry - Leaf Appliqué

Posted by Jim Olson on Jul 5th 2018

When you see leaf (or feather) appliqué on a piece, the general rule of thumb is to automatically think—1970s. Then you further assess the item and go up (or in rare cases) down from there, as necessa … read more