About the Artist:
Great American Products (formerly known as The Great American Buckle Company) was founded in 1971. One of its original co-founders, Roger Tuttle, serves as the firm’s current President and CEO. During its first few years, the company was an entrepreneurial mail-order firm selling to the motorcycle market, but later it emerged as a manufacturer specializing in the production and sale of hand-crafted pewter belt buckles, which were sold to specialty shops throughout the country. At the peak of the buckle market, in the late 1980s, Great American Products had a list of over 5,000 active customers.
Though no longer in the Midwest but now located in Texas, Great American Products has become the leader in the pewter-casting industry, designing and manufacturing not only belt buckles but also miniatures, figurines, paperweights, key chains and lapel pins.
For that special outdoorsman in your life — hey, perhaps, that’s even you! — comes a sturdy and solid metal belt buckle depicting a deer and her doe standing on a ridge in the forest. This limited-edition belt buckle was manufactured in 1976 by The Great American Buckle Company of Chicago, Illinois. The serial number of this buckle is #520. All manufacturing information appears on the backside of the buckle.
On the belt buckle, the two deer and trees of the forest are raised in a relief-style design with a heavy enamel background color of green for the forest and tan for the forest floor. This buckle will accommodate belts no larger than 1.875” wide. It is in superb condition and appears to have rarely been worn by the condition of both sides of the buckle. Do note, however, that the muzzle of the deer was blunted during the manufacturing process.
This belt buckle would make an excellent gift for any hunter and/or fan of outdoor gear, or serve as a fantastic addition to any buckle collection.