This vintage canvas bag was made in the 1930s. It has early talon zippers, with the D shaped stoppers at the top (before they switched to the solid metal stops in the ’40s) and a rare variant of the bell-shaped pull. The slider is of the plain-back style (no stampings) which was used in the early-mid 1930s. The end of the opening on the bag is leather reinforced. Unlike regular saddlebags, which are essentially two bags with a separate connection piece, these are a single, continuous bag, shaped roughly like a barbell. The ends are bucket-bottomed, and have drainage grommets both in the bottom and on both sides. The zippers open the entire bag and run vertically, as opposed to the horizontal openings usually seen on this type of bag. The heavy canvas started out life as a deep forest green, as can be seen in the last photograph, but has faded heavily over time. This is perfect for motorcycles or just as a rugged over-the shoulder carryall.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/271577537059 In the 1950s and 1960s, Stetson’s top of the line hat was the Stetson 100, which cost a whopping hundred dollars at the time. For that money you got a hand crafted pure beaver Stetson hat in a leather presentation suitcase. This is one of those cases, in the smaller Open Road / Fedora size, as opposed to the larger cowboy hat size.
Vintage 1940s Melody by Arco hand painted dog pheasant knot planned tie necktie http://www.ebay.com/itm/271575018595
This great Arco shows a pheasant in flight, a hunter with gun and two pointing hunting dogs. 52″ long, 3-3/4″ wide
Vintage 1940s National Shirt Shops hand painted trees men’s necktie swing tie http://www.ebay.com/itm/281411529849
This tie was made by the National Shirt Shops. It is unlined in a deep blue with hand painted ghostly flowering trees on them. The style has a sort of Japanese print look to it. The tie is 46″ long and 4″ wide
Vintage 1940s paisley floral knot planned men’s necktie swing tie red yellow http://www.ebay.com/itm/271575024859
One giant paisley on a red field. Knot planned. 4-1/4″ wide, 50″ long
Vintage 1950s Penney’s photo print goose men’s necktie swing tie hunters delight http://www.ebay.com/itm/271575027919
This vintage tie was made by Penney’s under the Towncraft label. It is a color photo print titled “Hunters Delight”. 51″ long, 3-3/8 wide
This vintage canvas bag was made in the mid 1930s and was used by the US Biological Survey for poisoned grain, which was used to eliminate “undesirable species” from the western states of America to clear the way for agriculture and ranching. The Bureau of Biological Survey was created in 1934 and lasted until 1940, when the Fish and Wildlife Service was created.
The bag is made of selvedge canvas, with the selvedge edge by the zipper. The zipper is a very early Talon, made in the same shape as earlier Hookless zippers. The buckle has anchor and “W” hallmarks.
This vintage belt was made in the 1950s by the Chambers belt company of Phoenix, Arizona. It was sold in Banff Canada. The leather is tooled with a zig-zag western pattern, and the buckle has a bucking bronco on a background of cattle brands. The belt is marked a size 38.
Smallest hole: 35″
Largest hole: 39-1/2″
This vintage leather western belt was made in the 1930s. It is made of a natural colored leather with a geometric (squares over octagons) tooled pattern. It has a double prong garrison style buckle. As was popular with western belts of the period, it is embellished with jewels and studs. It is faintly marked “Genuine Full Grain Cowhide Bridle” on the back. This is a rare example of one of the earlier designs of this style.
Sizing (remember to take measurement over pants)
Length to first set of holes: 30-1/2″
Length to last set of holes: 33-1/2″
Belt Width: 1-3/4″