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Shoe Dating Help

Josephine

One Too Many
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Please? :) I acquired these shoes today, they were made by the Freeman Shoe company (went out of business in 1992), and I was hoping someone would be able to aid me in dating them/getting more information as I would like to put them up on eBay. The woven part has no backing in the inside. The insole says "It's a Freeman Shoe" with "Master Fitter" underneath it. The only bit I can read on the inside quarter is "COMB 324 C3". They have been reheeled (Cat's Paw heels).

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These spreaders came in them.

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Thanks so much for your help.
 

Tony McNally

New in Town
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England but Irish
Hi
These look fantastic. Just going by the visuals i would say they are definitely 1940's to early 50s. The weave is unusual, like a wicker weave. You usually see them with a fine netted weave. The wicker weave will make them interesting to the collector or wearer as it is seldom seen. Brilliant shoes a great find. Cheers, Tony
 

Josephine

One Too Many
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Tony McNally said:
Hi
These look fantastic. Just going by the visuals i would say they are definitely 1940's to early 50s. The weave is unusual, like a wicker weave. You usually see them with a fine netted weave. The wicker weave will make them interesting to the collector or wearer as it is seldom seen. Brilliant shoes a great find. Cheers, Tony

Tony, thanks! I do appreciate it. :)
 

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