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Restored Post 23: Signed by Their Makers

Updated: Nov 14

The maker's mark is important to us collectors and there's another 'mark' on holsters' backsides that tell us the maker: everyone chooses, for one reason or another, to sew a belt loop tunnel differently and this tendency is yet another mark of authenticity.

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Who cares, eh? Well, it's the big clue that tells an unmarked Gaylord from an unmarked Seventrees. As I write this there is a rare Gaylord on an auction site that is listed very cheaply because the seller doesn't know what it is -- Chic's marks is often missing but his belt loop stitching jumps out at a collector who has drilled down deep to learn his biz.


I'm unable to give a heads up to the seller there because he has overseas bidders blocked from bidding or communicating. If he were to update his listing not only would he get a better price, but the buyer would know what he/she has secured!


Read more about Gaylord's and Theodore's place in holstory in my book titled "Holstory -- Gunleather of the Twentieth Century -- the Second Edition" available at www.holstory.com .

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