Concho belt age/authentic?

A friend recently acquired this belt trying to figure out its age, authenticity. No markings
…anyone have any input?

Thank You

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Do you mind sending a picture of the backside?

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Hi Jason

A local trader in town named JB Tanner was having these made in the early 1970s. They are made using a hydraulic press, that is why the back looks different. I am including a picture of a handmade one and then another like yours to show you the difference.


This is done using a stamp.


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Thank you, great information.
What do you think an estimated value would be on the belt?

It has gotten expensive to make concho belts and that is always reflected in these older pieces, $1500.

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Jason,

So are these NA (Navajo) made?

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Jason, can you clarify your pricing estimate: do you mean that for the drop-press one in the original post (and in the Tanner types), or the handmade example? (It would surprise me to see that high a dollar amount for a drop-press one.)

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Bringing this one BTTT. Interesting thread. :slightly_smiling_face:

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For the press piece. We have been getting new handmade belts by Roger Skeets Jr. and those are working out to $2250 - $3000 depending on the stone. These belts still have lots of silver and real turquoise, using techniques like a Fred Harvey.

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Oh that’s more generous pricing than I figured. Though yes, the hand-worked good ones do range quite a bit higher.