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Not the stain that would worry me so much.
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Originally Posted by aportnoy
Big miss on our parts. I wonder who snagged them? Do we have a mole among us?
It was me - I bought the chelsea boots, but right after they still showed up as available, so I figured they had another pair. I'll post pics when they arrive. Sorry to get hopes up...
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While surfing Ebay I came across these NOS Victorian shoes. They are made by a company called Selz. I looked them up on Google, and they were a prominent American shoemaker at the turn of the century. I don't see how I can justify them for myself since they would be small on me.

For our shoe experts. What size do you think they equate to?

I think they are fabulous. Compare them to vote4tom's "Priceless Lobb Boots" for $10,000!! The Buy It Now is $189.00. Someone from the forum ought to grab them. They seem underpriced to me.

Here they are:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

BTW: I have no connection to seller.
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Originally Posted by rnoldh
While surfing Ebay I came across these NOS Victorian shoes. They are made by a company called Selz. I looked them up on Google, and they were a prominent American shoemaker at the turn of the century. I don't see how I can justify them for myself since they would be small on me.

For our shoe experts. What size do you think they equate to?

I think they are fabulous. Compare them to vote4tom's "Priceless Lobb Boots" for $10,000!! The Buy It Now is $189.00. Someone from the forum ought to grab them. They seem underpriced to me.

Here they are:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

BTW: I have no connection to seller.

wow, they have NOS? those must be fast.
post #1671 of 14986
Needs rimzzzzzz.
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Dang, I was so tempted to buy those just to have a look at them. Somebody should grab them.
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
It was me - I bought the chelsea boots, but right after they still showed up as available, so I figured they had another pair. I'll post pics when they arrive. Sorry to get hopes up...


Well done Zach! At least we know they're going to a good home! Pictures, please!
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Originally Posted by A Harris

Beautiful shoes!! They're on my wish list, if I can find my size (these are not my size, but someone here should grab them).
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Originally Posted by drizzt3117
wow, they have NOS? those must be fast.

NOS = New Old Stock

In this case it equals New Very Old Stock
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Thread Starter 
Vote4Tom is back, my G-d (not banned). Anyone want to start a pool on when the shoes ever actually sell (and the sale goes through)?

Re: Edward Green riding boots, of which there appears to be a pair on ebay currently: this month's British GQ features brown riding boots by RLPL for 530 pound -- could they be Greens?

New & Lingwood Eton slippers (corduroy and leather):
http://cgi.ebay.com/Leather-upper-so...QQcmdZViewItem

New & Lingwood oxfords:
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Lingwood-Eng...QQcmdZViewItem
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[quote=RJman]Vote4Tom is back, my G-d (not banned). Anyone want to start a pool on when the shoes ever actually sell (and the sale goes through)?

/QUOTE/

I don't know about a pool, but I say he does not have a completed sale on Ebay for more than $1000.

I think a few weeks ago the bidding got to about $875, and it didn't meet his reserve. He was crazy not to take the $875, if it was a legitimate offer! He's all over the map with his start prices and his Buy It Now prices. This time he's starting at $3,000 with a Buy It Now Price of $7,000. Last time he had a Buy It Now of $10,000! He even changes his shipping costs.

Note that, in his ad, he features pictures of George and Laura Bush, Prince Charles and Camilla, Winston Churchill, The Duke of Windsor and Abraham Lincoln. And of course he plays up his "Proud Father of a US Marine" connection. Quite a cornucopia!

Perhaps he should get spiritual. Maybe include images of Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed in his ad. And show those prophets in Lobb Boots! Whatever it takes. After all, this is a guy that made the bulk of his money in a sexual discrimination case against the US Postal Service! I guess he would have went "Postal" against the USPS if they didn't pay him off.

I wonder what these Ebay ads are costing him? A Harris are you out there? What is an estimate of his seller costs for repeatedly running his Lobb ad with a high start price?

Getting back to what started me. Compare the 1890's Selz Victorian boots for a $189.00 Buy It Now to his 1922 "Priceless Lobb Boots" for a $7,000 Buy It Now!

Here's his $7,000 Boots:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MakeTrack=true

And here's the $189.00 Selz Victorian Boots:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1
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Oxxford topcoat:
http://cgi.ebay.com/2000-Mint-Oxxfor...QQcmdZViewItem

This is nice. If I needed a topcoat I'd get it.
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They are called Bilgeri Boots (sometimes Husar Boots) and are a (minor) Austrian speciality. Ludwig Reiter offers them as well.

Here is the version by the Viennese bespoke firm Bálint:


http://www.balint.at/english/index2.htm
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