Gotta figure some SFers are in the hunt for this pair of Lobb St. James oxford plains (I waited to post til the last few minutes; didn't want to spoil anyone's well-heeled plans): http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_1038wt_1167
Seems like ol' pakratdebbie is not altogether aware of the value of her estate sale booty ("custom made", yes, but $39.99 start price? "In Nordstrom, John Lobb shoes start at $1500"? Psst, deb, Nordstrom doesn't sell John Lobb bespoke). She'll be pleasantly surprised.
edit: actually $770 seems like a decent price for what appears to be a fairly pristine, basic pair of well-made shoes. Of course they were made for someone other than the winning bidder, so in the end, a bit of a gamble.