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WW1 Doughboy hobnail boots in mint cond on ebay

Started by BOLO , Nov 22 2007 08:54 AM

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#1 BOLO

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:54 AM

Dead link removed. drt




heres a nice pair of US Doughboy hobnail boots size 9.5 E

I can imagine the sound of hundreds of troops marching on cobblestone streets in France


Edited by DesertRatTom, 26 May 2014 - 10:27 AM.


#2 LTGSANCHEZ

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 10:22 AM

I saw those! Really nice. Too bad all I can do is sit back and watch the price go up and up.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 03:17 PM

Then nice thing is to they are the very rare first pattern M1917 boots, w/out the rivet or toe plate. I've never seen or heard of any truly mint M1917 boots like this before, very, very rarely mint M1918 boots pop up, but never the very first model M1917 as initially used by the AEF, as they simply all went to France and were used by the AEF. Plus the collection and collector they are coming from is truly stellar.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 09:07 PM

Really good 1917 trench boots are hard to find, though not impossible. I picked these up last year.
They are not quite as perfect as the one mentioned though they are as close to being unissued as you can find.
Now, just to find the same condition 1918 "Pershing" boots.
Cheers

 

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