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Antique Western Gear

Elmer Miller spurs and cowboy hat
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Do you want the $2,500 spurs or the $250 Stetson? It's a tough choice.

Maybe these Elmer Miller spurs, with their silver conchas and 20-point rowels, will turn your head at the Cowboy Connection, a collectibles shop in Livingston, Mont. But, whoa, they're $2,500? Easy there. A century-old, all-beaver Stetson with a Montana peak goes for less ($250), as do antique playing cards, ivory poker chips, match safes, and watch fobs. (406) 222-0272,

Photography by Lynn Donaldson

This article was first published in March 2009. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.