SOLD….Ex Steve McQueen antique high back western saddle. I bought this back in 07 from McQueen auction in LA at the Peterson automotive museum. I had the enjoyment of owning this great saddle for several years, even had it on a beautiful paint, {picture in this section}……I love owning and selling early cowboy antiques and art, leather chaps, branding irons, gun related items, scabbards and holsters, bronzes, etc….I also buy Civil War and Rev War- all items.

  • This RARE and GENUINE, 19th. C. 1880s Wells Fargo Express Co. box remains in 100% original untouched condition including its strong original blue paint. This box was made for Wells Fargo by a Buffalo NY Co. makers name and address is stenciled on the inside cover, "MANFD BY GEO C LANKIER BUFFALO NY BOX # 18563" and was found in a barn in W. Massachusetts. As one would expect with both a box this size and for the type of usage that was expected of it by a company with very high standards, this box was built like a vault. Its hand forged iron straps, hinges and reinforced sides and corners are hot riveted on. The box was painted and stenciled with the Wells Fargo Express Co. name "before" the box was assembled. The heavy spring loaded locking hasp is also hand forged, a beautiful piece of work all in itself. Spring loaded so it remains closed even without a lock. This rare box is 100% original and authenticated by a San Francisco collector of Wells Fargo...This box was used on trains and freight wagons..You won't find a better and safer investment than this box. The paint remains strong at 90+%. . Opportunities to buy original Wells Fargo Express pieces like this are few and far between. The box weighs close to 100 lbs, I will help locate a shipping co. for you. Authenticity, as with all my inventory, 100% Reduced from $3500, $2275.00


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  • The roots of the Milburn Wagon Company can be traced to owner George Milburn and his start in Mishawaka, Indiana in 1848.  He was contracted by the U.S. government to build wagons for the army in 1857 and ended up seeking help from the Studebakers in South Bend, just to get the order filled in time.  In 1873, he moved the firm to Toledo, Ohio and, within a few years, began producing buggies and spring wagons.  By 1888, Milburn was one of almost two dozen vehicle shops in the city.  A decade and a half later, Toledo was home to nearly three dozen vehicle shops – yet, Milburn continued to dominate the city’s vehicle production.   During the mid-1800’s, Milburn was producing around 600 wagons per week.  That’s one full wagon finished almost every 10 minutes.  It’s the kind of statistic that helps reinforce just how efficient the production processes of many of these mega-sized wagon firms truly were.  It also puts to rest any misconception that these folks were limited to crude hand tools and inconsistent design standards.  Clearly, by the 1880’s, many of America’s largest wagon makers had come into their own and were a serious competitive force to be reckoned with. {First photo shows a compleate Milburn wagon on display in the collection at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne Vt.} What I have here is a 100% original Milburn wagon box which was found up on blocks in a Western Massachusetts barn. As you can see from the photo's its in wonderful condition. This box has never been repainted with strong original color remaining. It has both of its side steps, foot rest, it has removable sideboards all the way around with original hard wear. If you have a set of running gear for a wagon which is missing its box and you want something original rather than making something up, well this is what your looking for. I may be able to help with finding a  shipper. Box measures 42"x 12' might weight a couple hundred pds, not allot as I loaded and unloaded it myself. This is a wonderful piece of early American western history. I could also see this used at a country farm stand under a porch, waist high loaded with fresh farm produce. Presentation is everything! $1275.00