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Article about: Hello again, While i was searching for some cheap surplus boots to wear during the winter, i stumbled upon a a cheap pair of Korean War white felt arctic double buckle boots. They seem to be

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    Hello again,

    While i was searching for some cheap surplus boots to wear during the winter, i stumbled upon a a cheap pair of Korean War white felt arctic double buckle boots.

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    They seem to be made out of white felt and leather, and supposed to have been used in snowy conditions. Made during 1951. The only info i could find was form another fourm, which didnt have much to say about price other than that a guy saw them for sale for $20.

    White Double Buckle Boots...Snow Boots - UNIFORMS - U.S. Militaria Forum

    I did somehow find out they were called "boots, arctic, felt" if that helps.

    So what are these worth? I was thinking if they're common enough/cheap enough, they might make good winter boots with the m43 stlye. However, given my "wear only common militaria rule", if they're too rare, i'd avoid them.

    Any help? Thanks!

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    I certainly would not wear them. These are not common by any means. Buy them for the collection only. I think that quoted price of $20 was a steal...

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    They are common in my area, they are in many surplus stores and used to be 5$ a pair but are up to about 35 so I think you did well.

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    This is interesting and just shows how regional and International markets can diifer in values. I find this is especially true with US kit (Whereas German stuff the values are Global) here in the Uk you could ask for much more.

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    I agree most British and Russian items here seem expensive but I see you gents pick them up a lot cheaper, I guess it is simple supply and demand.

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    Hm, so 35ish? I read somewhere on another fourm (cannot find topic for some reason) that their local surplus store was flooded with unsellable white double buckles. So i wonder what my course of action should be?

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    If I was still collecting US kit I would happily pay $35 all day long.

    If the shipping would not kill it, you could sell them easy in the UK. But shipping now is a killer.

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    I would say that there are enough in our area and they are cheap enough to use them for hunting etc, but others might think that to be a sin

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    Sinner!

    If you can afford it, buy a few pairs, wear one and keep the others for a few years as an investment.

    Sins are then absolved.

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    Hell, it might end up begin cheaper than trying to find a pair of modern desert boots or jungle boots :L

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