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.

Vintage KELLY Spurs Toots Mansfield Pattern
Vintage KELLY Spurs Toots Mansfield Pattern
$275.00
VINTAGE KELLY MARKED COWBOY WESTERN RODEO SPURS w SILVER OVERLAY
VINTAGE KELLY MARKED COWBOY WESTERN RODEO SPURS w SILVER OVERLAY
$83.00
Kelly Silver Star Jingle Bob Spurs 1 2 Band 16 Point Rowel Chrome Plated
Kelly Silver Star Jingle Bob Spurs 1 2 Band 16 Point Rowel Chrome Plated
$18.33
Rare Vintage Kelly Bros 14k Gold Mounted Spurs Signed Dated 1920
Rare Vintage Kelly Bros 14k Gold Mounted Spurs Signed Dated 1920
$1,325.00
Kelly Silver Star Long Shank Spurs 9 Point Brass Rowel Mens Black
Kelly Silver Star Long Shank Spurs 9 Point Brass Rowel Mens Black
$21.61
Old Vintage KELLY Marked RODEO Hand Engraved COWBOY Western SPURS With Chains
Old Vintage KELLY Marked RODEO Hand Engraved COWBOY Western SPURS With Chains
$100.00
Kelly Silver Star Praying Cowboy Spurs 9pt Rowel Mens Antique Brown
Kelly Silver Star Praying Cowboy Spurs 9pt Rowel Mens Antique Brown
$39.90
Kelly Silver Star Jingle Bob Spurs
Kelly Silver Star Jingle Bob Spurs
$19.01
Kelly Silver Star Blue Steeled Rodeo Spurs Gun Blued Steel Bull Riding Bareback
Kelly Silver Star Blue Steeled Rodeo Spurs Gun Blued Steel Bull Riding Bareback
$40.59

Kelly Spurs image courtesy of Spurmarks