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post #61 of 178

Regarding the Sealskin shoes. The width designated is F and that is the widest they were made --it is actually an EE and Dacks always used letters : D = Med. ; E = Wide; F = X- wide. The numbering inside indicates that they were made 1987 in either March or April. The value of such an old pair is exactly as someone has earlier stated, 20. or maybe 30. if the buyer is " really" pumped up about them  Daxman ( retired Dack store manger).

post #62 of 178

Many thanks for your help, Daxman.  I appreciate the time you took for such an informative reply.  :-)

post #63 of 178

REPLYING TO ' SHOELADY ', MY FAMILY OWNED DACK'S AND HARTT FROM 1947 AND 1959 RESPECTIVELY ... THE ACTUAL NAME OF THE SEALSKIN SHOES YOU HOLD WAS MARKETED AS ' FIGHTING SEAL ' AS  YOU SHOULD NOTE VARIOUS SMALL  SCRATCHES / GOUGES IN THE OVERALL APPEARANCE OF THE SHOES ... THESE WERE ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR SHOES FROM THE EARLY 1960s UNTIL DACK'S WENT OUT OF BUSINESS ... THE SHOE SOCK WITH THE 150th ANNIVERSARY WAS USED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, FROM LATE 1983 IN ADVANCE OF THE 1984 ANNIVERSARY YEAR TO PROBABLY 1987 OR 1988 UNTIL THEY REVERTED BACK TO THE NORMAL S.E. DACK OR DACK STYLE SHOE SOCK ... THIS PAIR OF SHOES, IN THE CONDITION THEY APPEAR TO BE IN, SHOULD BE WORTH A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT TO ANY SHOE COLLECTOR AND ESPECIALLY SOMEONE WHO WEARS THIS SIZE, BUT DEFINITELY MUCH MORE THAN THE PERSON WHO QUOTED A FIGURE OF $ 20.00 ... I HOPE THIS RESPONSE CLEARS UP SOME OF THIS FOR YOU ...

 

COLONEL77

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REPLYING TO ' SHOELADY ', MY FAMILY OWNED DACK'S AND HARTT FROM 1947 AND 1959 RESPECTIVELY ... THE ACTUAL NAME OF THE SEALSKIN SHOES YOU HOLD WAS MARKETED AS ' FIGHTING SEAL ' AS  YOU SHOULD NOTE VARIOUS SMALL  SCRATCHES / GOUGES IN THE OVERALL APPEARANCE OF THE SHOES ... THESE WERE ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR SHOES FROM THE EARLY 1960s UNTIL DACK'S WENT OUT OF BUSINESS ... THE SHOE SOCK WITH THE 150th ANNIVERSARY WAS USED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, FROM LATE 1983 IN ADVANCE OF THE 1984 ANNIVERSARY YEAR TO PROBABLY 1987 OR 1988 UNTIL THEY REVERTED BACK TO THE NORMAL S.E. DACK OR DACK STYLE SHOE SOCK ... THIS PAIR OF SHOES, IN THE CONDITION THEY APPEAR TO BE IN, SHOULD BE WORTH A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT TO ANY SHOE COLLECTOR AND ESPECIALLY SOMEONE WHO WEARS THIS SIZE, BUT DEFINITELY MUCH MORE THAN THE PERSON WHO QUOTED A FIGURE OF $ 20.00 ... I HOPE THIS RESPONSE CLEARS UP SOME OF THIS FOR YOU ...

 

COLONEL77

 

Colonel77:  Many thanks for your informative reply.  I really appreciate the additional information.  I did already realize that they are worth more than $20 to the "right" people (those who collect exotic skin shoes) but I am very happy to have your confirmation.  I am just unsure of how to proceed with selling them.  My first choice would have been eBay, so that the bidders can determine fair market value...I can try to relist them on eBay as simply "exotic skin" in the wording and hope that eBay doesn't catch me again, or find another website, such as perhaps Etsy.com, which does allow the sale of vintage goods (not sure about seal, but they do allow bear claws, so I'm guessing they might), but I would first have to determine an asking price, and then consider that their traffic is much lower than eBay's, so I would most likely have to wait for quite a while for a buyer to come along.  I have had one interested party PM me through this site (I won't mention his identity) but he is unsure that they would fit well and in any case has not made a firm offer.  Can you or anyone here recommend a website that specializes in the sale of nicer men's clothing/accessories that would allow more exotic skins, such as seal?

post #65 of 178
Shoelady, try Etsy. They focus on the sale of vintage items. Or try Craigslist.
You may also post your question to our Thrift Store Bragging thread where you may find assistance. http://www.styleforum.net/t/9006/the-official-thrift-discount-store-bragging-thread
In fact, you may want to invest some time and browse the thousands of items that other people have found in thrift stores; items much nicer than your shoes that probably sold for a lot less than what you are anticipating selling your shoes for.
You are appealing to a vintage shoe afficianado to buy them at a price over $20 and that person will more likely be interested in exotic skins such as gator, croco, sea turtle, stingray, elephant, etc before they will want seal. Even if someone wants seal, they will be looking for a beautifully styled shoe and not shapeless blobs. I am sorry but this is the reality of it.
Your only other hope is to find a complete novice to jump on these but once educated they will quickly learn they have been cheated, should you charge too much. Price gouging will only work against your reputation as a seller.
One website that focuses on the discussion of old and vintage mens clothes is the Fedora Lounge http://www.thefedoralounge.com Some members over there enjoy old shoes and you may find a buyer there. Again, I am sorry to be the bearer of news you find difficult to accept but all you have there is an old pair of shoes that 99.9% of the male population would find ugly. If your intention is to charge more than the price of a case of beer for these shoes, be warned that most men would rather buy the beer.
post #66 of 178

Man of Lint:  I'm afraid my patience is at an end.  In nearly every post you've directed to or about my seal skin shoes, you stated that you find them to be ugly and without much worth.  To be clear:  I get it.  I do appreciate the fact that you consider them to be the very epitomy of unattractiveness and good taste.  If you felt that I was directing my most recent comment to you, personally, or if perhaps I accidently replied to your last post, please know that I would not dream of asking you to purchase them. But I believe that there are other people who will disagree with you.  I realize that you have some difficulty in fathoming that anyone would like to own them, but I suppose there's just no accounting for taste, sometimes.  puzzled.gif

 

As for your opinion that I would be cheating and goudging prospective buyers in asking over $20 for them:  you are certainly entitled to your opinion, but again, not everyone shares it.  Perhaps 99.9% of the male population would not want them, and that's okay with me.  I only want one buyer.  But I am a person who values honesty and integrity, in myself and in others, and I do not appreciate your accusations that I am anything other than an honest person.  I have given you no reason to think otherwise.

 

The facts are that the shoes were made by a respected company, they are in good condition, and made of a somewhat rare and hard-to-find material.  I would greatly appreciate it if you would refrain in making any more disparaging remarks about them to me. 

post #67 of 178
Wow, MoL, she really told you to phoque off! Pardon my French.
post #68 of 178

Well.......not in those exact words! But seriously, enough is enough.  ;-P

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Well.......not in those exact words!
post #70 of 178

LOL, that was fabulous! My hat's off to you.  :-)

post #71 of 178
Well she sure did Kobalto lol8[1].gif
I had best adhere to the old Shakespeare addage that states, 'hell hath no fury like a woman (bearing thrifted vintage sealskin shoes) scorned.'
She is looking for that one-in-a-billion good-hearted, half-drunk man in the world that will regard those shoes as beautiful or buy them out of sheer pity.
Shoelady, there is another old saying that states, 'a person convinced against their will, is of the same opiion still.' So on this point my fair and sweet spring peach blossom, I will aside and leave thee to thy research. I do hope you beat the odds and update us all, posting photos of both your hand clutching a generous fistful of cash and the smiling face of your happy customer. Until then, you have my sympathies.
Fair thee well mon coeur. இڿڰۣ—-ڰۣ——
post #72 of 178

SHOELADY - IT NOW GREATLY APPEARS YOU HAVE MADE YOUR POSITION VERY CLEAR IN THIS ISSUE ...  WELL DONE !!!

 

FOR  THE  RECORD,  WE MADE A NUMBER OF STYLES IN ' FIGHTING SEAL ' IN BOTH LOAFERS AND LACED STYLES ...

 

THEY WERE ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SHOES WE SOLD FOR A VERY LONG TIME, COVERING OVER 30+ YEARS ...

 

THEREFORE,  I WOULD DEFINITELY FEEL THIS NICE PAIR SHOULD BE WORTH AT LEAST $ 100 IN THE SHAPE THEY ARE IN AND IN AN OPEN AUCTION COULD VERY WELL GO FOR MORE THAN DOUBLE THIS FIGURE AS NO ONE IS NOW MAKING ANY SHOES FROM SEAL HIDES OF THIS HIGH QUALITY ...

 

AM SURE YOU SHALL DO VERY WELL AT ANY RATE ...

 

IN CANADA MANY PEOPLE RUN THINGS ON KIJIJI AND SAY THEY DO VERY WELL IN SELLING THEIR ITEMS QUICKLY AND FOR GOOD RETURNS ...

 

ALL THE VERY BEST - COLONEL77
 

post #73 of 178
Colonel, why are you shouting at us?
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Colonel, why are you shouting at us?

Maybe he does not know how to undo the Cap key on the keyboard?
post #75 of 178
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Originally Posted by COLONEL77 View Post

SHOELADY - IT NOW GREATLY APPEARS YOU HAVE MADE YOUR POSITION VERY CLEAR IN THIS ISSUE ...  WELL DONE !!!
FOR  THE  RECORD,  WE MADE A NUMBER OF STYLES IN ' FIGHTING SEAL ' IN BOTH LOAFERS AND LACED STYLES ...
THEY WERE ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SHOES WE SOLD FOR A VERY LONG TIME, COVERING OVER 30+ YEARS ...
THEREFORE,  I WOULD DEFINITELY FEEL THIS NICE PAIR SHOULD BE WORTH AT LEAST $ 100 IN THE SHAPE THEY ARE IN AND IN AN OPEN AUCTION COULD VERY WELL GO FOR MORE THAN DOUBLE THIS FIGURE AS NO ONE IS NOW MAKING ANY SHOES FROM SEAL HIDES OF THIS HIGH QUALITY ...
AM SURE YOU SHALL DO VERY WELL AT ANY RATE ...
IN CANADA MANY PEOPLE RUN THINGS ON KIJIJI AND SAY THEY DO VERY WELL IN SELLING THEIR ITEMS QUICKLY AND FOR GOOD RETURNS ...
ALL THE VERY BEST - COLONEL77

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