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    hi all

    could these boots be wo1 or indian war period ?
    any help would be appriciated

    thanks all
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    Looks 19th century to me. Barn find?

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    Look to be Indian War period.. Nice.. They should clean up nicely..

    Smitty

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    Quote by Rakkasan187 View Post
    Look to be Indian War period.. Nice.. They should clean up nicely..

    Smitty
    They are indeed a barn find
    What could these old historic boots be worth
    They seem pricey on the collectors guild site

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    Quote by Anderson View Post
    Looks 19th century to me. Barn find?
    Yes indeed a barn find

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    Well Jake, We don't do appraisals here for a number of reasons, but since you know their price on the collectors guild, search out some other sites that specialize in Indian Wars period artifacts and you'll get a general idea.

    IF you decide to clean these up, and are unfamiliar with the process, I would suggest searching conservator ways to properly clean them.. They need to be delicately cared for and cleaned with proper cleaning materials that will not damage the leather or soles..

    Soft bristle horse hair brushes and chamois cloths can wipe of some of the surface dust and dirt.

    Here is a link to a PDF that describes the daily cleaning and upkeep of leather equipment in the 19th Century

    http://www.jarnaginco.com/reenactor%...%20article.pdf


    Saddle soap, and renaissance wax are some of the products we use at the Museum I am curator at to clean some of our Indian Wars Period items,, But once again do some research and try your cleaning methods first on another pair of boots or leather so that you don't damage the originals..

    Smitty

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    Hi man , thanks for all of the information
    Im planning to find a new home for these historic boots as i only collect german militaria 1933 1945 , these boots were pure luck finding them.

    Is it something you would like to add to the museum if so please send me a pm
    Otherwise i will put them for sale or trade to make a collector or other historian happy with it

    Glad you responded smitty ,thanks again

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    Jake,,

    Thank you very much for the offer on the boots.. I will have to respectfully decline your offer to accept the boots into the museum system.. We are unfortunately restricted by accepting donations and or purchases,, but I am sure that there are other members here who will be happy to add them to their collection..

    Just a suggestion,, if you want to sell them, I would not clean them,, leave that to the new owner.. Good luck in selling them, I don't think you will have any problems

    Best regards and happy collecting

    Smitty

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    Thank you smitty
    Im not going to clean them as i love this look on found items especially this old

    Good luck with the museum sir many thanks
    May i ask a link to your website im always interested in learning

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    Here is a link to a topic that has a 30 minute video tour of the museum..

    US Army NCO Heritage and Education Center Virtual Museum Tour

    Smitty

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