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Custom Cowboy Boots and Vintage Cowboy Boot Collecting

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The Local Boots DealerPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2016
04:19 PM ET (US)
@bama, The Beard book is in the post as we we speak and thanks for the link. Archer LeForce,...what a name!...Grtz TLBD
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BamabootsPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2016
04:06 PM ET (US)
@TLBD, here is a little, http://www.thehcc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=39&start=50, and there is a little info in Tyler Beards books.
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The Local Boots DealerPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2016
03:13 PM ET (US)

@CBBN, again i'm thankful for your knowledge. How wonderful to get some more info on these gorgeous boots. Can I conclude he was pretty well known? having worked for such famous names in the industry? Any suggestions where i can get some more info online? as always grtz from Amsterdam

p.s. @Wilkinson I'll send you some additional pictures they are a 10/10.5 wide.
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A. WilkinsonPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2016
02:02 PM ET (US)
Local boot dealer,you can send photos & prices to. wbuff@swbell.net. THANKS
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CowboybootnutPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2016
12:24 PM ET (US)
The Local Boots Dealer, That is Western Boot Company that was in Tucson AZ, owned by Archer LaForce. Archer was a distant relative by marriage to HJ Justin in Nocona, and may have worked there a few years before going to Wyoming with Gus Blucher for a couple more years at Blucher Boots. I think he moved to Olathe KS with Blucher, and may also have worked with Hyer Boots. He later moved to Tucson and formed the Western Boot Company perhaps 1930s(?). Jay Griffith worked with Archer and learned the trade. LaForce was bought out by Paul Bond, and he died in the 1970s.

A lot of Western Boots and Blucher Boots, have similarity in styles.
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The Local Boots DealerPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2016
11:43 AM ET (US)

@wilkinson I've got some nice 1950-60's Hyers...
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Bootman1Person was signed in when posted
02-09-2016
11:00 AM ET (US)
A. Wilkinson - Thank you
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A. WilkinsonPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2016
10:55 AM ET (US)
Bootman1, I see early Hyer Boots from time to time and will keep you in mind when I see another pair. ₩
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The Local Boots DealerPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2016
10:21 AM ET (US)

...and the '40/50's shorties. grtz
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The Local Boots DealerPerson was signed in when posted
02-09-2016
10:16 AM ET (US)

Hi there,..it looks like i've found the maker of my '50's alligator shorties. I thinks they are made by Express Western Boot Co. anybody have any info on them? The placement of the label is exactly the same as it is on my boots and also there are traces of the color yellow as in the label...similar toungue stitch aswell so maybe this one is solved after all. Again any additional info is appreciated. Grtz from Amsterdam.
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Bootman1Person was signed in when posted
02-09-2016
09:32 AM ET (US)
I am looking for a pair of late 1800's Hyer cowboy boots
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A TaylorPerson was signed in when posted
02-08-2016
11:06 PM ET (US)
ThanK you cowboybootnut I had already contacted Tom, but appreciate the tip.

Sorry A. Wilkinson I didn't see this message before the boots were sold.

These were mid 1950s with original box.
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CowboybootnutPerson was signed in when posted
02-03-2016
05:56 PM ET (US)
Try this for labels.

http://ranchhouseboots.com/labels/index.htm

The home page has a lot of links to other material.
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CowboybootnutPerson was signed in when posted
02-03-2016
05:49 PM ET (US)
There are a few other books, some hard to find.

Kansas Boots - mostly about Kansas Boots, Blucher, Hyer, etc.
A Lifetime in Boots - about Lucchese Boots up to around 1980.

David R. Stoecklein - Cowboy Boot: History, Art, Culture, Function. Lots of old boot info.

M L Leddy is publishing one out for Spring 2016(?)
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silPerson was signed in when posted
02-03-2016
05:14 PM ET (US)
If I remember right Jennifer June hosted a site somewhere with lots of boots labels but at a certain point the site went down and later on it was moved to a social site, but I don't remember well really. I have this link from my old bookmarks maybe it could be what you are looking for

https://www.flickr.com/groups/38975450@N00/pool/

also for you

https://www.facebook.com/dimlights.cowboy.boots

http://dimlights.com/

Cheers
Edited 02-03-2016 05:21 PM
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Peter_10Person was signed in when posted
02-03-2016
02:54 PM ET (US)
Thanks Sil! About to order the Delano book and will take a look at your other recommendations on Amazon. This is great!! The last question I have regards the logo. Is there a label guide out there-I realize that such a book/web site would be hard to create and maintain. I was looking at boot makers in El Paso, Texas and between those still in service and those that have closed their doors over the last 30 years, there is quite a list. However, this seems to be the list to ask the question. Again, thank you for your help! Peter
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