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.

Kelly marked Spurs
Kelly marked Spurs
$200.00
KELLY  MARKED SPURS  6 POINT ROWELS WITH GREAT BASKET WEAVE STRAPS
KELLY MARKED SPURS 6 POINT ROWELS WITH GREAT BASKET WEAVE STRAPS
$200.00
Vintage Kelly Spurs
Vintage Kelly Spurs
$70.00
RARE SPURS MARKED KC KELLY  CROCKETT  WITH STAPS  CONCHOS
RARE SPURS MARKED KC KELLY CROCKETT WITH STAPS CONCHOS
$270.00
Kelly Bros  Parker KB  P Spurs
Kelly Bros Parker KB P Spurs
$615.00
PM KELLY Vintage Engraved RODEO Spurs With Leather Straps Cowboy Western NR
PM KELLY Vintage Engraved RODEO Spurs With Leather Straps Cowboy Western NR
$66.05
Old Etched Kelly Rodeo Spurs
Old Etched Kelly Rodeo Spurs
$13.40
Nice Pair Kelly Marked Cowboy Spurs
Nice Pair Kelly Marked Cowboy Spurs
$91.00
Pair of Red KELLY Boot Spurs
Pair of Red KELLY Boot Spurs
$24.99

Kelly Spurs image courtesy of Spurmarks