Pancho Villa’s last saddle, made shortly before his assassination in 1923 went at auction for a cool $718,000. That exceeded presale estimates of $150,000 to $250,000 by just a bit. Read the story here. Went to a South Texas-based collector who plans to put it in a museum.
I’ve never been a fan of highly ornate saddles, but there’s some pretty cool silver work on this thing.