Me, too.Shell wasn't an expensive material, was it?http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=w2ZSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4XwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1970,1819820I didn't notice at all! Alden has horn.I suppose that French Shriner is around 1960s―1970s.
These don't seem like military-issued shoes because of the absence of a contract number, but I was very surprised and this may be the first and last time to find military-style shoes made of shell. Does anyone know whether these are USMC-style civilian goods?
I cited Vegano as an example of burnishing leather and didn't intend to write the boots were made of Vegano. Don't you call this shading burnishing?Here is a factory tour at Annonay just for reference.Neither do I.
Are your shoes X765 or 765?I gather a factory of cordovan shoes was changed from Church/Cheaney to Alden around the (late) 1970s.Here are shell wingtip oxfords "X764" stamped "MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN" on the sock & the outsole.Here are shell PTBs "X765" stamped "MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN" on the sock & the outsole and calf PTBs "X816R" stamped "MADE IN ENGLAND" on the sock & the outsole. X765: https://archive.today/H7yUE X816R: https://archive.today/ezhSyHere are calf wingtip...
I'm deeply sorry for your loss and looking forward to the launch of the website. Banisters are one of the hardest to find.
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My intention was resale price in Japan. So, wholesale price (thru ebay) would be around $100 to $300.For example, old Church's prices last 3 months at a Japanese auction:http://closedsearch.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/closedsearch?select=02&ei=UTF-8&va=%E6%97%A7%E3%83%81%E3%83%A3%E3%83%BC%E3%83%81&auccat=0&slider=0
These are around 70s. If you buy from the same person, other shoes would be 70s. Your Alan McAfee was made by Church's. The sizes range 6 to 8 are ideal for the Japanese market and they will be sold around $300 to $700. (Canadian shoemakers are less popular.)
For example, sold for 68,250 yen.
@FosterandSon, @bengal-stripe, thank you so much!
1939 Brooks Brothers' caltalog in the upper right of page 11 : Tan Polo Calf Oxfords, full brogued, Jeddite soles and Rubber heels. Made by Peal & Co., London.
Would you happen to know JEDDITE? (A company's name or a trademark? The number 25109 is not listed in http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/tm/t-os/t-find/tmcase.htm )