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"The Rattlesnake" By Frank E. Hendricks - $1,850 (San Antonio)

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condition: new
make / manufacturer: Frank Hendricks
model name / number: The Rattlesnake
size / dimensions: 3 5/32" X 2 7/16"
Frank Hendricks Buckle Series #5,"The Rattlesnake", this one is # 4 of 200, Made For "Big Bill Lister" engraver, artist and country western singer, guitar player. Big Bill Lister turned his early 1950's stint as Hank Williams' opening act and rhythm guitarist into several hits when he recorded versions of Williams' songs, "Countryfied," "The Little House We Built Just Over the Hill," and, most memorably, "There's a Tear in My Beer. His skill as a performer kept his career afloat long after he stopped producing hit songs, and his honky-tonk style drew from across the country spectrum. His somewhat raw sound may have kept him from being a commercial smash, but his nearly 50-year career kept soldiering on anyway.These Frank Hendricks belt buckles are the Mona Lisa's of western art belt buckles. You can Google Frank Hendricks for more information on one of the most famous engravers of the world. Frank is responsible for many famous guns and rifles. Big Bill worked with Frank Hendricks and his son Weldon is a master engraver and a famous engraver also. Big Bill Lister had many talents beside engraving. Please Google him also for much more information. This buckle comes with Proveance, the original bill of sale. I am listing as used but have not seen much if any wear. Frank E. Hendricks has been one of the worlds top ten gun engravers for more than 50 years. Back in the 1970's Frank engraved several belt buckle designs based on Fredrick Remington, Charles Russell and his own designs. The buckles are negative engraved into bronze dies and are created by the lost wax method in three metals, bronze, sterling silver & gold. Each buckle is part of a limited series, the quantities vary from 200 to 400 pieces and are signed and numbered by Frank with, "Made Especially For 'your name" on the back. "The Rattlesnake" is number 4 of 200. Made In America. In God We Trust. God Bless Our Troops. FYI this buckle in gold sells for 18,000-20,000, in silver 4,500-5,500. Please look at my other auctions for some other fine items.

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