Sunday, 14 May 2017

Gonna Scrape the Trouble Off My Boots....

The brief story of how even Joe Strummer's discarded footwear is now worth a small fortune, from the American version of The Antiques Roadshow.

6 comments:

Singing Bear said...

Love it. Those boots pretty much scream 'rock and roll!'. I wonder what Joe would make of it? Up to $12,000...nice. Would you sell them?

The Swede said...

Not on your nelly.

C said...

Fascinating! Love the back story, a nice example of generosity from Joe. And the boots themselves are gorgeous! (Hmmm... wonder if they do anything similar in my size...?)
After visiting the fantastic V&A 'Shoes' exhibition a couple of years ago I'd like to think they might end up somewhere like that, so that they can be enjoyed by lots of people. Hope they don't just end up locked away in a private collector's cupboard.

Brian said...

If all the episodes of Antiques Roadshow were like that, I would be a faithful viewer. Fascinating.

John Medd said...

I've seen it all now - the Clash on Antiques Roadshow. God, I feel old!

Swiss Adam said...

This is interesting. A lot of money for a pair of second hand boots. I didn't know there was a US version of Antiques Roadshow.

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