High back saddle, double rig, circa 1910. Not marked, but right out of the catalog. Note studded stars in the back - no written history, but said to have belonged to a lawman in Nebraska. John S. Collins opened his first shop in Omaha, NE, and was later appointed to Secretary of the Sioux Indian Commission. In 1886, the Omaha shop was sold to Alfred Cornish; however, retirement was too quiet for John. He went back into fine saddles under the name Collins Morrison. In 1890 Cornish bought out the shop, though continued to make saddles under that name. John S Collins died in 1910. Rare piece of Western history- came from a Nebraska Collection. Stand not included.
PERIOD: Circa 1910