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Collectible Garcia Bits

Handmade Garcia Bits

It was in the year 1884 that Guadalupe S. Garcia abandoned his home in California and headed to Elko, Nevada in search of fame and fortune. He certainty found it, becoming the maker of some of the highest quality spurs and bits anyone had ever seen in the area. So many people bought his bits and spurs that after just a single year of business, they were forced to move to a larger building to accommodate orders.

After releasing a catalog, even more people had access to their products; and Garcia sterling silver bits and spurs were regarded as the finest quality and were highly sought after. Garcia died in the year 1933 and the company was passed down to his three sons, who then moved the business to California and continued the tradition.

If you want to own really fine bits and spurs to ride or show in, you would do well to go with the Garcia brand, as they are still made with care today by highly trained people. Eduardo or E. Garcia bits are extremely popular.

Many people collect antique and vintage Garcia bits and spurs. In fact, some of the earliest pieces are worth quite a bit of money.

If you decide to collect these wonderful pieces of American history, be careful to make sure you are getting the real deal and not some cheap imitation. Check out the seller carefully; make sure they have a high rating and many positive reviews.

One Comment »

  • Terry said:

    I have a Garcia bit I have had since the 1980′s. It does say GARCIA on it and looks like the bit marked Ref #74 on the J. M. Capriola site. Since I have had it so long, and know the person I got it from, I do not feel it is a fake, but how do I tell and if I ever did want to sell it, what would be the market price for a almost 40 year old sterling silver bit in very good condition??

    Terry

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