This jacket sold quite a while back, it’s been in my “get to it” pile and I have now found the time to get to it. An excellent vintage Buco J-100 leather jacket with the blue steerhide label and terrific Motorcycle Club painting. Tons of patina and plenty of life left in this piece. It’s a great example of old school leather motorcycle apparel from the Joseph Buegeleisen Co.
From the listing:
“Belonged to “Bob” number 95E. Has Bob on one sleeve and 95E on the other. Marked 95 on the back with a VERY faint E.Unable to read what the name of the club was on the front.Tag says “Buco Garment Quality Steerhide Joseph Buegeleisen Co Detroit” Has all Talon zippers and they are all functioning. Main zipper still has it’s leather pull. Does show signs of age/wear, some scruffs and scratches from use. Unlined and has 2 pocket. Leather is not brittle and flaking but is slightly stiff and definitely needs to be conditioned. Does have that “old” leather smell.”
The sale details:
Vintage 50s 60s Buco Steerhide Leather J-100 Cafe Racer Jacket Sz 38 Talon
Seller: mustluvvintage / Kingman, AZ
Label: Buco . 38
Condition: Terrific vintage find. All original zippers and plenty of wear and patina.
This Louis Vuitton steamer trunk sold at auction last night. It’s worth a look – for the stickers alone it’s worth a look! The interior is in rough shape but with the amazing patina, old world styling and stunning history of this piece, this trunk is a sure beauty. From the listing:
“…… One of the interesting features of this antique Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk is that we have the original July 1899 receipt. Measuring 20 by 22 ¼ by 31 ¾ inches, this trunk has been around the world several times. It has stickers over stickers over stickers. Physically, it is in strong condition, with all of its hardware, wooden slats, and lock. In the photographs, you can see all of the scratches, dings, and rubs from years of use. As you can see, the interior is in poor condition; however, the labels are still in very good, condition. Whether you restore Louis Vuitton trunks or if you’re just looking for one in well used condition, you’ll be glad to know this authentic 1899 Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk is listed without any reserve! We also guarantee that the high bidder will be totally satisfied with its age, quality, condition and authenticity or all of their money will be returned!”
Details of the auction:
Authentic Antique 1899 Louis Vuitton Travel Steamer Trunk Chest
Seller: wwolst12 / Cumberland, RI
Label: Louis Vuitton
Condition: Stellar age and patina. It’s too bad the interior is in the condition it was.
Anyone who’s been following this blog for any length of time knows about my infatuation with these gorgeous vintage shawl collar sweaters. They were extremely well made, fit beautifully and protected torsos from the cold. All that while also making the owners look like a million bucks. It’s form and function at it’s finest.
This vintage shawl collar sweater is another terrific pick from seller ‘ozarkdrygoods’. They were also responsible for that beautiful Harley Davidson Turtle Zip Sweater that sold a few weeks back. This Iowa Letterman Sweater looks great. The fabric looks to be in amazing condition with no mothing or separations, it’s too bad some of it’s buttons are missing. Eight stacks seems like the going rate for this piece.
Here are the details:
Vintage Shawl Collar Univ. IOWA 1920s 30s Wool Varsity Sweater Cardigan MINT
Seller: ozarkdrygoods / Marina del Rey, CA
Condition: “Near mint, missing a few buttons, label coming loose, otherwise looks brand new”
Bates has been making top quality leather products since the 1960′s. This vintage Bates leather jacket is no exception. A terrific amount of age and proper wear give this piece just the right amount of patina. This was posted for a Buy It Now or Best Offer listing on eBay and sold to an offer somewhere in the neighborhood of $650. With the history, the patina and the sizing of this jacket, I think that’s a heck a price.
The jacket description from seller “max-vintage”:
“I BOUGHT IT STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
THE RIDER TOLD ME HE USED TO RACE IN THE EARLY 1960S
HAS BOTH HARLEY AND BATES PATCHES SEWN ON THE FRONT
NAME ON THE BACK WITH SILVER NUMBERS
TWO-TONE COLORS WITH THE AMERICAN RACING STRIPES ON BOTH SLEEVES
WELL WORN JACKET, BUT IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE
MIGHT NEED A GOOD DRY CLEAN
NOT SURE ON THE SIZE, BUT EITHER A SMALL OR MEDIUM”
Here are the sale details:
VINTAGE 60S BATES MOTORCYCLE JACKET HARLEY DAVIDSON 1960S RACING PADS TALON HD
Seller: max-vintage / Columbia, MO
Price: Offer price of $650?
Condition: “amazing well-worn vintage motorcycle jacket. The(y) don’t get any more authentic than this”
This weekend a beautiful Vintage WW2 Deck Jacket sold on eBay for $1,700! General wear and tear are certainly present but overall this jacket is in great shape! The original stenciling was present and patina’d. A real good looking piece. Here is the description from the listing:
“Beautiful 1940′s USN hook closure blue deck jacket. Back displays stenciling identifying the original owner as First Lieutenant. Fabric is strong, retains original cuffs, waistband and collar. A few small holes in cuffs, waistband, and collar but nothing large or damaging. Some light wear associated with age but again nothing serious. This is all original, intact, and very wearable. There is a small hole in the lining in the lower right (see pics.) Overall this is a beautiful piece of American history with great patina and wear. Tag is intact and designates the size as 42. See below for actual measurements. Please contact me with any questions.”
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Here are the auction details:
Vintage WW2 40′s USN NXss sz 42 Blue Hook Deck Jacket N-1 FIRST LT Stencil WWII
Seller: swedenkreme / Olive Branch, MS
Label: Navy department Contract NXss25614 / Sz. 42
Condition: “A few small holes in cuffs, waistband, and collar but nothing large or damaging”