Antique Kelly Cowboy Spurs

History

Pascal Moreland Kelly was the maker of another of the most famous sets of Cowboy Spurs.

After Kelly auctioned of his first ever pair of cowboy spurs in Beaver County in 1903, they have been highly sought after items. He was able to make 2 pairs of spurs in a day and sell them for $4 a pair which was four times the wage of a local cowhand.

After some time traveling Pascal set up business with his 2 brothers and forged the Kelly Brothers company.

Often designing custom made spurs and naming them after local rodeo stars or cowboys, patterns such as Booger Red and Toots Mansfield were made. Kelly also offered a slightly cheaper line of spur products and stamped them with the word RODEO.

In 1965 the Kelly Brothers company was sold to Jim Rendale. By that time the Kelly company was producing over $100k of sales a year. Jim Renalde has already bought the Crockett Spurs business and was looking to grow his empire, so selling to him was a logical step for the aging Pascal. Renalde Spurs, encompassing the Crockett and Kelly spurs companies are very collectible items.

In 2008, one of his pairs of silver-mounted, silver and copper overlay spurs with a rare Diamond Dick Pattern sold for $28,000! They belonged to 80 year old Buster Welch.

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Identification

Antique Kelly Cowboy Spurs are always marked using one of the following stamps:

KELLY BROS
KB&P
KELLY BROS & PARKER
KBP
KELLY
RODEO

The stamp is usually located towards the end of the band under the buttons. The manufacture and design of these spurs is something that the Kelly Brothers are famous for in the American west.

ATQ KELLY  SILVER SINGLE MOUNT NO118 WESTERN COWBOY SPURS w STRAPS
ATQ KELLY SILVER SINGLE MOUNT NO118 WESTERN COWBOY SPURS w STRAPS
$199.99
Vintage Kelly Engraved Spurs with Leather Straps
Vintage Kelly Engraved Spurs with Leather Straps
$95.00
Vintage Kelly Spurs youth with Leather Straps
Vintage Kelly Spurs youth with Leather Straps
$19.80
Kelly Brother Spurs
Kelly Brother Spurs
$500.00
Vintage Kelly Silver Mounted Ladies Western Spurs
Vintage Kelly Silver Mounted Ladies Western Spurs
$130.00
VINTAGE Kelly Bull Riding Spurs used in RODEOS LEATHER
VINTAGE Kelly Bull Riding Spurs used in RODEOS LEATHER
$40.00
Kelly Marked Silver Mounted Card Suit Spurs
Kelly Marked Silver Mounted Card Suit Spurs
$135.00
Antique Vintage Used Bull Riding Spurs maker  Kelly  230 w Leathers Mens
Antique Vintage Used Bull Riding Spurs maker Kelly 230 w Leathers Mens
$120.00
Antique Vintage Used spurs maker Rodeo  by  Kellyw Tooled leather straps
Antique Vintage Used spurs maker Rodeo by Kellyw Tooled leather straps
$75.00

Kelly Spurs image courtesy of Spurmarks