Sunday, May 30, 2021


Brand: Montgomery Ward
Circa: 1940s / 1950s
Color: Black
Size: "10"
Soles: Leather with composition half sole
Leather: Oil Tanned Cowhide (not horsehide)
Hardware: Nickel
Sold For: $400 BIN
Seller: wfaa8

Montgomery Ward led the charge in the mail order business beginning in 1872 (pre-Sears catalog) and became one of the biggest national mail order and brick and mortar retailers, so it's safe to say that goods sold by Wards were quite abundant -- I've seen midcentury Wards boots pop up at auction with missing/worn tags, so they're more prevelant than we might know.

I'd say the $400 ending price tag on them is spot on. On a good day, I might be compelled to pay about six bills for them -- anything more than that, then we're talking about modern heritage boot territory.
All photos: wfaa8

From 1946 Spring/Summer Montgomery Ward catalog. These particular boots are the regular "Best Blue Band"

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