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Adrienne
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 Posted: Sat Jun 3rd, 2017 10:20 pm
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I just picked up a strange vintage saddle from a yard sale. I've never seen one like it before and it has no markings or stamps of any kind on it. I was hoping someone might have some idea what kind of saddle it is or where I might be able to find more information on it.
It has a wide, very round seat, extended bars, and canvas panels. The saddle tree points are exposed, and the underside and panels seem to be a completely separate piece that was attached at top.
I've attached a picture of it and a link to more pictures(I didn't want to take up space here on the forum).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/151355975@N06/sets/72157682635818520
The person selling it didn't know anything about it except that it was owned and used by a woman when she "was young" who is now in her 70's.

Any ideas or help is greatly appreciated!
Thank you, Adrienne

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 Posted: Sun Jun 4th, 2017 03:04 am
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Looks like a Phillips, made for military and/or police use. Dave, what do you think? -- Dr. Deb

Adrienne
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 Posted: Tue Jun 6th, 2017 03:41 pm
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Thank you very much for the info Dr Deb! I think you are right. I did a google search for Phillips military saddle and found one that looks to be just like it. Very interesting!

Thanks again, Adrienne


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