Block Bilt was producing some gorgeous leather jackets in the 1930’s and 40’s. You can see another example of this jacket here. I’ve got a hunch that the massive asking price most likely drove away some of the biggest potential buyers forcing the seller to settle on the sale price of about $1,000. That sale price is a guess because we don’t have access to the exact sale amount.
From the listing:
“Another AWESOME FIND from PortlandStation®.. You will be proud to own it! A fantastic look, and a popular style. Honestly, it looks even better than our pictures.. Be sure to review all of the crisp photos and double check your measurements with ours, provided below. Don’t miss out.. and be prepared for all the compliments!”
Here are the sale details:
D-Pocket USA Vtg BUCKLE BACK Horsehide GROMMET ZIPPER Leather MOTORCYCLE JACKET
Price: Offered for $9,998.98 / Offer accepted $1,000???
Label: Block Bilt
Condition: “USA MADE – 1930s – Block Bilt – Incredible Condition for it’s age!!”