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 Spurs with Hearts on Side and Leather Strap Pair
Kelly Spurs with Hearts on Side and Leather Strap Pair
$89.00
Kelly Brothers Double Mounted Spurs
Kelly Brothers Double Mounted Spurs
$1,250.00
VINTAGE KELLY NO 215 BULL RIDING RODEO COWBOY SPURS
VINTAGE KELLY NO 215 BULL RIDING RODEO COWBOY SPURS
$49.99
Vintage Kelly Bros Category 20 Single Mounted Silver Diamond Motif Spurs
Vintage Kelly Bros Category 20 Single Mounted Silver Diamond Motif Spurs
$1,250.00
Rodeo Marked Kelly Antique vintage Western Spurs Pre owned Pair NP engraved
Rodeo Marked Kelly Antique vintage Western Spurs Pre owned Pair NP engraved
$125.00
Antique Silver Overlay Iron stamped Kelly Horse Spurs Straps Collector Condit
Antique Silver Overlay Iron stamped Kelly Horse Spurs Straps Collector Condit
$329.00
KELLY BROS X MARKED PAIR OF GOOSE NECK SPURS STAR PATERN ROWELS
KELLY BROS X MARKED PAIR OF GOOSE NECK SPURS STAR PATERN ROWELS
$550.00
PAIR OF KELLY MARKED ARROW HEART SPURS WITH STRAPS
PAIR OF KELLY MARKED ARROW HEART SPURS WITH STRAPS
$595.00
Vintage Handmade KELLY Bits  Spurs horse
Vintage Handmade KELLY Bits Spurs horse
$350.00

Kelly Spurs image courtesy of Spurmarks

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