Western Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle & Howard's Inc. Clothier's Fob (2 Items) (108298)

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Western Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle & Howard's Inc. Clothier's Fob (2 Items)  (108298)
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1. Montana Silversmiths Western Cowboy Belt Buckle, "Million Dollar / Cowboy Bar / Jackson Hole / Wyoming". Reverse is numbered N520 8-12 with maker's mark: Montana Silversmiths German Silver Columbus, Mont. German Silver is an alloy of copper, zinc and nickel, sometimes also containing lead and tin. It was originally named for its silver-white color. Montana Silversmiths Master engravers have created exceptional handcrafted jewelry and buckles that reflect the richness of the American West for over 45 years. Gold electroplating detail. Wyoming's landmark watering hole, The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, is located on the town square in the heart of Jackson. The unique western drinking and entertainment venue was established in 1937 and has been carved into Wyoming's history, becoming a landmark watering hole for seekers of libation, countless celebrities, presidents, royalty, cowhands, as well as people from all walks of life. Great Western piece. Some scratches and wear are visible. See high resolution images online for condition. 2. Howard's, Inc. was an early San Francisco clothier located in the heart of the City. This silver plated fob has a scalloped edge and punch hold on top. It reads - Obv: Quality / Guaranteed / Howard's, Inc. / Lifetime Guaranteed / Clothing / 936 Market Street / San Francisco. Rev: This Number / is Registered with / Howard Clothing / Finder Please / Return To Howard's / Reward / Howard's Will Credit Finder With / $5.00 Towards Purchase of Suit or Coat. Great early advertising piece. Difficulty finding this business in directories. Possibly pre-earthquake/c1850-1900? More research is needed.

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