June 13, 2019 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
Ends June 24, 2019


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Rocky Carroll Custom Boots for Laura Welch Bush, with Texas and Republican Designs

13.5 in. high, women's size 8.5-9. Rocky Carroll (1941-2017) referred to himself as the BOTUS -- Bootmaker of the United States -- and made custom boots for all seven presidents from Gerald Ford to Barack Obama (he died with Trump's boots unfinished). An article from CNN.com states he met George H.W. Bush at the Houston Rodeo in the early 1980s, while Bush was serving as Reagan's vice president, and went on to make dozens of pairs for the 41st president. George W. Bush claims to have over 25 pairs custom Carroll boots, and was photographed in a pair nearly identical to these, including the initials with a lower case "g". We could not find a single photograph of Laura wearing cowboy boots by Carroll or any other maker, which may explain why they ended up with us.

 

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$375
06/13/2019

 

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