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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Tap Handle #576: Coors - Cowboy Boot

Tap size:  8.75" tall by 7.25" wide
Rarity:  Very Rare
Mounting:  standard 3/8" ferrule on 5/16" anchor bolt

I know very little about this tap. Obviously with a cowboy boot this was probably used in western-themed bars or restaurants - possible for a specific restaurant chain - but I don't know that for sure. Although on the small side, it makes up for that with the sheer amount of detail and authenticity - it looks like a real cowboy boot! From the sculpted stitches and different leather pieces, to the spur and the wear on the toe section, someone put a lot of work into this piece. From the toe to the spur is over 7" wide, making the tap almost as wide as it is tall, which could lead to mounting issues for some people. At one time these were very scarce and sold for over $300, but lately some have popped up on the secondary market and the price has dropped to less than half of the older, more scarce price.

For more about Coors, see this post.

Click through to see more photos of this kickin' tap...

1 comment:

  1. Every rodeo season Coors will put out limited edition Beer Tap handles to be used at the beer booths at the Rodeos (on the grounds , or at local bars in town) then usually the distributer will come back for them and move them on to the next rodeo in the next town. A lot of these "stayed behind" or were handed out to "friends".