My stepdaughter's partner lost his father a while back. He inherited a Chestnut canoe, model unknown as it is still in northern BC. He had seen my restored Chestnut Cronje and was interested in learning more about them. He also inherited three pairs of Chestnut snowshoes and he recently gave me one pair (I think this is the bribe so I will help him with his canoe . . .) I'm curious to know more about them.(The leather harnesses were made by his dad, and are very supple and no mildew). From threads on the forum I suspect these are late-vintage; they have what looks like rubber-stamped printing on the underside, the company name and the size, 12x60 (they actually measure 11 and a bit by 63 and a bit). On the upper surface of the fore crossbar there appears to be a bit of adhesive remaining. I have heard about Chestnut decals but wonder if near the end they used adhesive labels? And last question, I gather it is okay to varnish these? I would use marine spar varnish, not urethane. I might use them very occasionally so mostly just want to protect them.