Leather Brands as Art 9.75 x 7.75 – Serial No. 069 (Patent Pending)
Our Brands As Art Collection is the creative vision of Colonel Littleton. “I’ve always had a love and appreciation for true Americana. The traditions and symbols of the American West brought out in this collection are an iconic and important part of our American heritage,” says the Colonel.
This authentic rancher’s brand represents the 150-year-old tradition of marking cattle to prove a rancher’s ownership. Brands typically include a combination of symbols, letters or numbers that form an identity unique to the rancher in a creative and often clever way.
All hides that come into our workshop are carefully inspected; and when a hide includes a rancher’s brand, it receives special attention from the Colonel. Some are destined to become part of a product in our Private Stock Collection, while others become an artistic focal point in themselves as a part of our Brands as Art Collection.
Each brand is mounted to a poplar wood backing and framed with leather trim, which is carefully chosen to complement the piece. The frame is stamped with Colonel’s Brands As Art logo.
In choosing this Brands As Art piece, you can be sure that no one else will have one exactly like it. It is truly a one-of-a-kind piece. You may hang it vertically or horizontally, display it on a table or shelf or group it with other Brands As Art pieces to create a unique, artistic focal point in your living space.
Each framed piece includes a certificate on the back that is signed, numbered and dated by Colonel Littleton. Made in the USA. Product packaging includes a protective cotton canvas dust bag and gift box.
Small Size – 9.75” x 7.75” (Overall)
Brands As Art is a registered trademark.
We are committed to producing quality, handcrafted products that showcase our time-honored standards of excellence and deep respect for the Americana tradition. Col. Littleton products go through rigorous testing and numerous quality inspections before being shipped to our customers. Should you receive a Col. Littleton product that is defective in materials or workmanship, you can count on us to make it right. Our guarantee is limited to the cost of the product itself. It also does not cover normal wear and tear. We feel if you just plain “wore it out,” you got your money’s worth. Also, we cannot be responsible for an item which has suffered through alteration, damage due to improper cleaning, improper use, mishandling or accident. If we made a mistake in personalizing your product or if the product is defective in materials or workmanship, of course we’ll replace it. Otherwise, personalized products are not returnable.
Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steer hide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.
I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America. Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery. Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.