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.

Great Pair of Kelly Etched Spurs with Leathers
Great Pair of Kelly Etched Spurs with Leathers
$75.00
VINTAGE KELLY MARKED SINGLE MOUNTED FREEDOM RIDERS COWBOY WESTERN SPURS
VINTAGE KELLY MARKED SINGLE MOUNTED FREEDOM RIDERS COWBOY WESTERN SPURS
$159.95
Pair of Antique Kelly Bros Spurs with Leather Collector All Original Not Cleaned
Pair of Antique Kelly Bros Spurs with Leather Collector All Original Not Cleaned
$675.00
Vintage Kelly Spurs with 3 sets of straps
Vintage Kelly Spurs with 3 sets of straps
$159.95
VTG KELLY Rodeo Marked Hand Engraved Spurs Leather Anchor Spur Straps USA Made
VTG KELLY Rodeo Marked Hand Engraved Spurs Leather Anchor Spur Straps USA Made
$165.00
A Collectable Old Pair of Kelly Bros Heart Pattern Spurs Circa 1919 1939
A Collectable Old Pair of Kelly Bros Heart Pattern Spurs Circa 1919 1939
$1,300.00
Kelly Prince of Wales Gold English Spurs Horse Tack Equine 24 9995G
Kelly Prince of Wales Gold English Spurs Horse Tack Equine 24 9995G
$12.00
Kelly Silver Star Youth Size Equitation Spurs horse tack equine 78 887c
Kelly Silver Star Youth Size Equitation Spurs horse tack equine 78 887c
$29.99
Kelly Stainless Steel Mens Etched Show Spurs Horse Tack Equine 78 803
Kelly Stainless Steel Mens Etched Show Spurs Horse Tack Equine 78 803
$25.00

Kelly Spurs image courtesy of Spurmarks

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