Financial feat: Boots of worth

Memorabilia that chased millions at the auction

Published: Jul 14, 2018

g_107433_cowboy_boot_280x210.jpgRonald Reagan’s Black Quill Ostrich, Cowhide and Frog Skin Cowboy Boots 
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Moments in time, a Los Angeles–based dealer of historic memorabilia, is selling a pair of ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. Is the $6 million asking price an over-the-rainbow dream? Here’s how much some other footwear sold for:

Sir Roger Bannister’s English Black Kangaroo Leather Running Shoes
$411,986 (Christie’s, 2015)
Worn by Bannister when he ran the first-ever sub-four-minute mile in 1954.

Ronald Reagan’s Black Quill Ostrich, Cowhide and Frog Skin Cowboy Boots

$199,500 (Christie’s, 2016)
What’s more American than something emblazoned with the Great Seal of the United States in 14 karat gold?

Michael Jordan’s
1984 Olympics Converse
$190,373 (SCP, 2017)


(This story appears in the 20 July, 2018 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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