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GENTLEMEN'S FANCY SHOES
: $175 :
Description: A very well made pair of highstyle turnofthecentury gentlemen's shoes. Made of a highgloss black patent leather on the lower half with a finely woven black wool for the upper half.
There is a heavy worsted cotton tape loop (with the name "James A. Bannister Co" woven into it) at the top back of each shoe for pulling the shoes on.
These outrageous and stylish shoes measure 12" long to tip of pointed toe, and stand 6¾" high at the back.
Condition: Very good to excellent. There are some small areas of minor 'marring' of the patent leather on the heels and side of each shoe. This is not noticeable except upon close inspection.
EARLY MEN'S HANDKNIT COTTON SOCKS
: $65 :
Description: A pair of heavy cotton handknit socks. Socks appear to never have been worn and still have uncut thread ends on them. Color is a natural offwhite with a grayyellow tinge. Foot is 9½" long.
Condition: There are several small light tan spots on the bottom of one stocking. I believe they will come out easily. Otherwise they are in very good condition.
GENTLEMAN'S LEATHER MULES
: $325 :
Description: A rare pair of finely made black leather mules with handcarved oak soles ½" thick with a 1" high heel set far to back of shoe. The soft black leather uppers have a ½" wide strip of patent leather sewn down center of instep and a patent leather tip on the square toes. A thin strip of linen ¼" wide runs across the toe on the edge of the patent leather. The black leather uppers are fully lined in a soft tan leather and are attached to the thick wooden sole by numerous small nails all around the shoe/mule. Mules are 11 1/8" long and the sole is 2 ¾" wide at widest part which is ball of foot. These are a gentleman's mule or slipper, not a laborer's or farmer's clog.
Condition: A very unusual item in good condition.
BOYS WOOL AND LEATHER CAP
: $225 :
Description: A boys cap made of a checkered blue and white wool with a black leather strap across the front over a black leather visor. The visor is lined underneath with dark green leather, and there is a painted black button on each side of the strap. The 1½" wide band which forms the sides of the cap is of brown and black woven threads (horsehair?), almost like braid. Cap has a 7/8 inch wide brown leather sweatband and is lined in black glazed cotton, with a gold stamped makers label in the center of the crown. The makers label is a wide scroll with the script capitol letters CRC, with a star above and an eagle on each side of the star. At bottom is a scroll that says "warrented".
Condition: There is some light damage to the finish in one area of the leather visor, and a tear in the leather sweatband, otherwise this delightful cap is in very good condition.
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