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.

2 Single Kelly Bros Spurs One Marked Heart Pattern the Other Unmarked
2 Single Kelly Bros Spurs One Marked Heart Pattern the Other Unmarked
$11.50
antique kelly Bros spurs rare early 1900s silver turquoise California SF
antique kelly Bros spurs rare early 1900s silver turquoise California SF
$1,850.00
Kelly Toots Mansfield Roping Spurs Cowboy Silver w Leather Straps
Kelly Toots Mansfield Roping Spurs Cowboy Silver w Leather Straps
$125.00
Antique Western Cowboy Mounted KELLY SPURS  leather straps old west decor
Antique Western Cowboy Mounted KELLY SPURS leather straps old west decor
$49.00
2 Marked Single Spurs 1 Kelly Silver Mounted 1 Rodeo Engraved
2 Marked Single Spurs 1 Kelly Silver Mounted 1 Rodeo Engraved
$10.00
Vintage Kelly Rough Stock Bucking Spurs 230 Used with Straps
Vintage Kelly Rough Stock Bucking Spurs 230 Used with Straps
$47.50
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
$14.81
Kelly Womens Show Spurs in Aqua
Kelly Womens Show Spurs in Aqua
$20.00
Kelly Silver Star Spurs 10 Point Rowel with Floral Overlay Ladies Black Steel
Kelly Silver Star Spurs 10 Point Rowel with Floral Overlay Ladies Black Steel
$46.54

Kelly Spurs image courtesy of Spurmarks