Another of those boxes in the basement which I hadn’t thought about in a while – finds of the last 10 years stored away. It’s always fun to see what’s inside! Lots of variety from several different decades.
From the top row down, we’ll start with the DUDS, from the viewpoint of a true vintage hunter:
Pairs #1, #2 & #3 – nice to very nice classic styles in leather, 1980s at the earliest to 1990s. Pretty shoes. Ho hum. More retro than vintage, but reminiscent of the 1940’s and 1950’s.
Pair #4 – True vintage late 1950s – early 1960s gold-tone all – leather stiletto pumps. For cocktails and dancing the cha-cha.
Pairs 5 & 6 – True vintage bowling shoes, 1950s – 1970s. The two-tone ones are suede.
Pair #7 – Original true vintage Dr. Scholl’s leather exercise sandals from the very early 1970s. They’ve made them in later years, but they aren’t the same.
Pair #8 – Low-heel leather pumps by Johannson from the mid-’60s.
Pair #9 – Leather pumps from the ’70s. Nothing to lose your wallet over.
Pair #10 – Leather flats from the mid – late 1960s, with price tags still inside.
Well, that was interesting. I remember finding all of these. Probably I will sell them, since I run into the issue that all vintage collectors usually do – storage space! Sometimes you have to (sigh), but as I get better and better at my craft, the non-keepers become fewer and fewer
Don’t forget that one of these pairs might be just what is needed to finish off a Halloween costume soon . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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