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.

kelly spurs

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.

PM KELLY Terrific Vintage RODEO Engraved STEEL Cowboy Western SPURS
PM KELLY Terrific Vintage RODEO Engraved STEEL Cowboy Western SPURS
$14.00
Vintage Used  Kelly  Offset Mens Rough Stock Cowboy Riding SPURS with leathers
Vintage Used Kelly Offset Mens Rough Stock Cowboy Riding SPURS with leathers
$72.00
Kelly Bros Pearl Button Steer Head Arrow Shanks Rare Spurs
Kelly Bros Pearl Button Steer Head Arrow Shanks Rare Spurs
$1,200.00
WESTERN COWBOY RODEO KELLYS HAND FORGED BITS AND SPURS MANUAL CATALOG
WESTERN COWBOY RODEO KELLYS HAND FORGED BITS AND SPURS MANUAL CATALOG
$17.50
C1965 RENALDE CROCKETT AND KELLY SPURS BIDS ANS SADDLE HARDWARE CATALOGUE
C1965 RENALDE CROCKETT AND KELLY SPURS BIDS ANS SADDLE HARDWARE CATALOGUE
$30.00
vintage kelly spurs copper embellished
vintage kelly spurs copper embellished
$49.99
Western Cowboy spurs Kelly brand
Western Cowboy spurs Kelly brand
$25.00
VINTAGE 1960s or 1950s KELLY MARKED TEXAS FOUND COWBOY or COWGIRL KIDS SPURS
VINTAGE 1960s or 1950s KELLY MARKED TEXAS FOUND COWBOY or COWGIRL KIDS SPURS
$64.99
Vintage Hand Made KELLY Bits  Spurs Horse Bit Black Metal w Silver
Vintage Hand Made KELLY Bits Spurs Horse Bit Black Metal w Silver
$95.00

Kelly Spurs image courtesy of Spurmarks

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