Once in a while, I’ll check out the internet to see if I can find a family crest similar to the one passed to me (pre-internet) by a family member. Below, the one on the left was given to me in the early 1990’s. Today, I found the one to the right, here, and noticed some immediate take-aways.
The differences include spelling, from Zaldibar to Saldivar, the helmet, ornamentation around the shield, the shield’s border. Similarities include what appear to be two dogs/wolves, the two keys below the tree (although orientation differs), the pot hanging from the tree with a fire below, the ornament on the tree’s canopy.
I found this little Penn-Peer 109 (stamped Made in USA) at a local pawn shop at a very good price. After a call to Penn Fishing, I was informed they made these reels in the USA from 1945 to 1954. It’s still in great condition. You can find them new here.