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horsecents
Apr. 30, 2010, 10:17 AM
Friend of mine is cleaning up her tack room and has 2 circa 1980's Hermes saddles. Still in good shape except the seats need replaced. Is there any value in these saddles? If so, what would be the best way to market saddles.

Serah
Apr. 30, 2010, 10:18 AM
Ebay would be my suggestion.

Mac123
Apr. 30, 2010, 10:26 AM
I bought an old Hermes Steinkraus (at least 20 years, I'd say) for $1200 from Trumbull Mountain. I've seen similar saddles listed for similar prices depending on condition. Mine was in good condition but not without wear and some superficial cracking on one flap.

Hope that helps!

SidesaddleRider
Apr. 30, 2010, 11:08 AM
Try eBay, although if they are the flat, no-padded flaps Hermes saddles, the going prices that I have seen are around $450-650 for older ones in good shape, and $750-1,250 for excellent condition newer ones. I sold a mid-90's flat Hermes Steinkraus in barely-used condition for $1,250 early this year (private sale), and have a padded flap Steinkraus that was barely used one for sale now for $1,500. And remember that it costs about $400 to get a seat replaced on a saddle, so figure that into your pricing...

BAC
Apr. 30, 2010, 11:46 AM
Still in good shape except the seats need replaced.

Replacing the seat can be very expensive, Beval charges $935 and up. :eek: Personally, I wouldn't want to buy a saddle that required such an expensive repair.

theoldgreymare
Apr. 30, 2010, 01:36 PM
Try eBay, although if they are the flat, no-padded flaps Hermes saddles, the going prices that I have seen are around $450-650 for older ones in good shape, and $750-1,250 for excellent condition newer ones

Sold my 1976 flat as a pancake Steinkraus on eBay last year and got almost $800 for it. I was tickled pink!