I picked up the dark brown pair some time ago from our resident Mr. Pollock down in Atlanta. He mentioned that he might be looking to unload an extra pair or two and I think I was the first person to respond. I recently purchased 3 pair on ebay, two of which were the black shovel soles and the light brown wingtips. I would describe them as lightly used, with literally no wear on the aristocraft/handmade design on the inside. The shovel soles came in the original box, with original J&M shoe trees and shoe bags. The other pairs were without boxes, but also had original J&M shoe trees and shoe bags.
The 3rd pair, black wingtips (no shovel sole), showed considerably more wear. I'm considering sending to J&M in Nashville for refurbishment, but there are portions on the back heel of one shoe where the leather is worn out. I'm not sure if they can do anything with this, so I guess I'm reluctant to send the shoes out there. There refurbishment form does list replacement of handmade soles and heels for $250.00. But I don't think they sell them anymore. I understand Bennies still has some around in random small narrow sizes.
All in all, I paid about $130 for the 3 pairs. The shovel soles went for about $75, and the light brown wingtips and black wingtips were about $20 each. I'm not complaining. I actually posted the auctions on the thrifting thread a few weeks ago.