Antique Garcia Cowboy Spurs

History

G.S. Garcia started making cowboy spurs and other related items such as saddles at the age of 19 in California. Trained by the best Mexican artist and blacksmiths, Garcia was soon able to set up his own shop in Elko in Nevada.

Such was the quality of Garcia Spurs that even famous actors such as Will Rogers ordered his wares. The majority of his spurs were sold to the local Vaqueros and cowboys.

Garcia is also famous for making Saddles and has won many awards for his work during the first part of the 20th century.

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Identification

Garcia spurs and others influenced by Mexican design are very flamboyant in design and decoration. Often covered with intricate carving, stamping and patterns, the Garcia spurs are easy to spot.

Some items will also come with a certificate of authenticity from the J.M. Capriola Company which is now the owner and manufacturer of Garcia spurs. Although, these items are made more recently and therefore may not be of much interest to collectors.

Look for spurs which are made in the early 1900s.

All of the Garcia spurs will be stamped as GARCIA on the inside of the bands.

Old Cowboy California Bit and Spur 699 of 1000 by Lou Kosloff GS Garcia more
Old Cowboy California Bit and Spur 699 of 1000 by Lou Kosloff GS Garcia more
$200.00
vtg E Garcia Western Cowboy Spurs w engraved Silver Detail  Leather Straps
vtg E Garcia Western Cowboy Spurs w engraved Silver Detail Leather Straps
$640.00
Vintage Garcia Maker Elko Nev Silver Spurs In perfect condition
Vintage Garcia Maker Elko Nev Silver Spurs In perfect condition
$500.00
Boot Spurs Western Riding Single Mount Engraved Dressage Garcia 2627 LNP
Boot Spurs Western Riding Single Mount Engraved Dressage Garcia 2627 LNP
$499.95
Antique 1900s Silver Engraved One Western Spur Unmarked Found w GS Garcia Spur
Antique 1900s Silver Engraved One Western Spur Unmarked Found w GS Garcia Spur
$495.00
Martin Schreiber Garcia Spurs 1981 Signed Print
Martin Schreiber Garcia Spurs 1981 Signed Print
$99.95
Pair of Vintage Garcia Art Glass Mugs with Spurs Western Theme
Pair of Vintage Garcia Art Glass Mugs with Spurs Western Theme
$26.99
2003 04 ULTIMATE COLLECTION ALEX GARCIA 122 ROOKIE 114 750 SAN ANTONIO SPURS
2003 04 ULTIMATE COLLECTION ALEX GARCIA 122 ROOKIE 114 750 SAN ANTONIO SPURS
$1.99
2003 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection 750 122 Alex Garcia San Antonio Spurs Card
2003 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection 750 122 Alex Garcia San Antonio Spurs Card
$4.68

There are many other types of antique cowboy spurs available too, so go have a look through the menu options.