[Public Service] Friend of Aportnoy Selling Off Size 9 Edward Green and John Lobb

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  1. SpringCleaning

    SpringCleaning Member

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    I am not sure if this is appropriate, but I understand this forum enjoys a good "feeding frenzy." I am a friend of Mr. Andrew Portnoy and once enjoyed polishing my shoes during Easter. The sentiment has passed and, in addition to various career and lifestyle changes, I have decided to instead spend Good Friday trying to list my shoes on Ebay.

    For the benefit of potential buyers and morbid spectators alike, these are mostly John Lobb Prestige and Edward Green (including Purple Label) shoes, including models such as the Jermyn II and the Dover.

    I take a US size 9.

    Below is the photo I took of the first shoes I removed from my closet this morning, and I hope to add links to eBay auctions:

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    (back to front, left to right)
    (US9D) Crockett and Jones for Polo Ralph Lauren, Tellman, burnished tan, 337 last
    (UK8E) Edward Green, Dover, black buffalo calf, 505 last
    (UK8.5D) Edward Green, Newmarket Chelsea boots, burnt pine, 202 last
    (US8.5D) Edward Green for Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Stern, burnt pine and white suede, 89 last
    (UK8.5D) Edward Green, Chelsea, black calf, 202 last
    (UK 8F) Edward Green, Malvern wingtips, chestnut calf, 202 last
    (UK 8E) John Lobb, Newland monkstrap, black calf, 8000 last
    (US 9D, INCLUDES TREES) Edward Green for Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Mackay (Asquith), dark oak calf, 888 last
    (US 9D, INCLUDES TREES) Edward Green for Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Peering (Carnegie), black calf, 89 last
    (US 9D, INCLUDES TREES) Edward Green for Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Carter "Dover" style derby (Ecton), burnt pine and white suede, 89 last
    (US 9D, INCLUDES TREES) Edward Green for Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Mackay (Asquith), black calf, 888 last
    (UK/Italian 8.5) Sutor Mantellassi for Borrelli, chukka boots, tan suede
    (UK 8E) John Lobb, Vale monkstrap, chestnut museum calf, 8000 last
    (UK 8E, NOT FOR SALE) John Lobb, Fould monkstrap, black crocodile, 8695 last
    (UK 8E) John Lobb, Jermyn II monkstrap, dark brown calf, 7000 last
    (UK 8E, NOT FOR SALE) John Lobb, Chapel monkstrap, dark brown calf, 8000 last
    (UK 8E, NOT FOR SALE) John Lobb, Marston derbies, dark brown calf, 7000 last
    (UK 8.5D) Edward Green, Berkeley, antique burgundy calf, 888 last

    I hope the Shoe Fairy approves.
     
  2. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Nice collection - wish I were a size 9 [​IMG] .
     
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    I am a size 9. This is an amazing collection and I hope I can at least score one pair...
     
  5. SpringCleaning

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    Gentlemen:

    Thank you very much for the torrent of private messages that poured into my new Inbox while I was having supper with the family. I have given up on answering each and every one, and I hope you understand.

    To the kind members I was unable to answer, please understand that I hope to avoid protracted negotiations via private messaging, as this would take weeks. I literally have to list the remaining shoes right now as I wish to have a weekend, and if the response is good, I hope to dig further into my closet when I return from my long scheduled holiday.

    I will just check my Inbox as I list the rest of my shoes. If I receive a message with a serious and firm offer, and if it is higher than what the other people who expressed interest send in, then I will set that pair aside. If I can receive payment and delivery instructions by Easter Monday, I will ship first thing in the morning on Tuesday and be done with it.

    I hope you all understand my situation and thank you very much to you all once again. Some of you introduced yourselves as students nearing graduation or young folk beginning their careers and of course I hope some of my treasured shoes find their way into your caring homes.
     
  6. SpringCleaning

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    I am deeply embarrassed but I confess that I have closed all my open Ebay auctions. I have not used eBay extensively, and it appears that when I made a listing as a seller, there was an automated unholy cock up in the way the bloody website handled my finances. I simply do not want to deal with eBay's nonsense while I attend to several bits and bobs nagging at me before I go on holiday.

    As I do not wish to waste your time, I will gladly sell my shoes here to someone who submits a respectable offer that is higher than other respectable offers. I am willing to post shoes first thing Tuesday morning.

    I have not yet determined what I might consider an attractive price and will post tentative rates if I do. If not, then I will have to continue this process when I return from holiday. Fortunately, I have not yet reached the point of having to pay for offsite storage for my wardrobe.

    Let me just request that no one send what you call lowballs, nor send inquiries about whether an Edward Green size 9D fits into a 10.5E foot.

    All the shoes featured have little wear (and you might imagine they are not worn often), as you have already seen from my aborted auction pages. This is excepting the Malverns, which is from a much older set of purchases and was mixed in with some of last year's purchases.

    Also, I have decided not to sell the brown Chapels, the brown Marstons, and the crocodile monkstraps at present.

    I am very sorry because I promised a feeding frenzy, and I hope it does not end in the equivalent of dropping fish food for a goldfish. If any buyers are willing, I will gladly post a leaderboard for lucky purchasers.

    Cheers and a pleasant Easter.
     
  7. pkincy

    pkincy Senior member

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    Is it just me or is this posting really violating every rule we have on the forum.

    It should be moved to buying and selling and it should list prices. This is not an auction site, unless it has changed to one recently.

    Perry
     
  8. SpringCleaning

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    I am sorry. This was originally intended as a hello with an interesting photograph, and a link to eBay auctions. The shoes are all of one size, so the general membership would be limited to a spectator role. In any case, I had not intended to sell these shoes here.

    I have also placed the thread in the forum specified. I apologize again for any inconvenience.
     
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    Thank you very much.

    Yes, it should be in buying and selling and a price needs to be specified.

    BTW, I wear size 9, but alas already have each of the shoes presented.

    Good Luck and someone will get some fine shoes.

    Perry
     
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    Thank you very much.

    Yes, it should be in buying and selling and a price needs to be specified.

    BTW, I wear size 9, but alas already have each of the shoes presented.

    Good Luck and someone will get some fine shoes.

    Perry


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    Didn't think the Shoe Fairy has this much competition...
     
  11. FidelCashflow

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    I'm going to get an orthopaedic surgeon to chisel my feet down a size for those black crocodile JL derbies! [​IMG]
     
  12. SpringCleaning

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    Lay on! That's the spirit! (Although unless machetes are involved, you may well save money by buying your own pair. You might even call at St. James.)
     

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