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I know a collector who found an ultra rare holster at a gun show for a few bucks that he knew was worth hundreds. The maker was someone with a name that began with “C” who I think then teamed up with a now famous maker of old west holsters. I wonder if yours is one of those. I should contact him with a picture of your belt and holster. Maybe Red will know who I mean.
You're thinking of this that is from Old Cowboy Saddles & Spurs:

Font Terrestrial plant Screenshot Number Document


OCS&S continues with this that puts the end of Coggshall at 1909:

Font Terrestrial plant Screenshot Document Number


All this leaves us not knowing when the Coggshall stamp itself was retired. I only press on this because the belt is machine sewn and doesn't appear to be the light industrial sewing of the late 19th century but more likely the harness machines that were crazy expensive and began to appear early in the 20th. Otherwise the set's construction w/b consistent even with the oldest Coggshalls.
 

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Also, IMHO, the centerpiece of many maker's marks circa 1900 is a representation of the 'all seeing eye' of Masonry. My father was a Mason, as was his father -- and virtually all saddlers of the 19th century and early 20th century were both German and Masons. Here are a few others that caused me to consider the possibility in the first place: I have more but can attach only 10 here :)

Artifact Font Circle Metal Carving


Automotive tire Tire Tread Wood Artifact


Brown Motor vehicle Wood Font Artifact


Brown Currency Money Amber Artifact


Automotive tire Motor vehicle Font Artifact Automotive wheel system


Brown Head Eye Human body Eyelash


Brown Wood Artifact Circle Font


Font Circle Pattern Close-up Natural material


Automotive tire Tread Font Artifact Wood
 

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