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Lot 0115A
Included for sale in this lot is a custom Western saddle by the renowned Edward H. Bohlin, out of Hollywood, California. Edward Bohlin and his carefully selected team of leather, and silversmiths, were know to craft the worlds finest saddles, and leather tack. Ed was born in Sweden in 1895, and ran away towards America at the young age of 15. Ed had dreams of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West in his head, and when he arrived state side, got a job working cattle drives in Montana, later to open his first saddle shop in Cody, Wyoming. Ed would often stand in front of his shop, performing rope tricks to entice cliental. Bohlin met a man named Tom Mix, while performing at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood - Mix convinced Ed to stay in Hollywood to produce his fine saddles, eventually to serve patrons such as Mae West, Hopalong Cassidy, Monte Hale, Lyndon Johnson, and Ronald Reagan. Under Ed's watchful eye, "The Edward H. Bohlin Company" operated from the early 1920's, through the 1980's, now operating under different ownership. This fine Bohlin saddle shows a heavy-duty build, wrapped in top grain leather, and showing exceptional floral tooling on the fenders, pommel, skirt, jockey, and cantle. In addition to the tedious tooling, the saddle is decorated with silver floral conchos, and a Bohlin makers plate on the seat rise, reading; "Edward H. Bohlin - Saddle Makers - Silversmiths - Hollywood, California - Made - For". The latigo keeper is additionally stamped; "Edward H. - Bohlin - Hollywood, CAL". The saddle is finished with a steep Cheyenne roll, and a low pommel, with a large horn. The saddle shows good condition overall, with rich hydrated leather. The saddle features a 14 1/2" seat.


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Edward H. Bohlin - Hollywood, CA Western Saddle

Estimate $1,250 - $2,500Jun 30, 2018