Well, here it is. It's pretty rough, needs the sheepskin underneath replaced and a little bit of stitching re-done. It also needs some oil. I can't find a maker's mark on it anywhere. The name of the people mom sold it to is stamped underneath and I can see the word HULE tooled into the leather but other than that, I can't find anything.
I'm going to see if one of dad's old friends can look at it and see if he remembers it. I'm not sure why, but I have a feeling this was dad's saddle. I guess I'm going to have to do some sleuthing! It's very plain and basic, kind of what I remember and I can't imagine dad having anything different.
I ended up payiing $300. My friend Schanen went with us and said that was a fair price.
Thanks Schanen, for going with us and for helping me. It was great to have you along for this rather emotional experience.