Vintage Fashion

original 1920s ladies corset , boxed

original 1920s ladies corset , boxed
original 1920s ladies corset , boxed

A wonderful original ladies Twilfit Ladies Corset which comes inits original box with the label.
It is fitted with Spiral steels.
Corset looks to be in excellent unworn condition but the box is very tatty.

Shipping Costs:

UK Recorded: £5.00

Europe: £13.50

World: £16.75

£0.00

1950s foldaway ladies fan, boxed

1950s foldaway ladies fan, boxed
1950s foldaway ladies fan, boxed 1950s foldaway ladies fan, boxed

In excellent condition , this is a ladies foldaway fan which fits into a handbag.
It is undamaged and comes in its box which has the great slogan of Keep cool and be gay.
Dates from the 1950s.

Shipping Costs:

UK Recorded: £3.00

Europe: 

World: £10.50

£19.95

v.v.rare 1920s philips silver wing ladies rubber swimming shoes

v.v.rare 1920s philips silver wing ladies rubber swimming shoes
v.v.rare 1920s philips silver wing ladies rubber swimming shoes v.v.rare 1920s philips silver wing ladies rubber swimming shoes v.v.rare 1920s philips silver wing ladies rubber swimming shoes

A simply stunning extremely rare if not unique pair of ladies rubber swimming shoes which date from the 'Roaring 20s'.
They are called Philips Silver Wing Shoes.
"The 1920s saw increasing numbers of women participating and excelling at sports. The sporting accomplishments of women, such as Suzanne Lenglen’s stunning tennis game and Gertrude Ederle’s record breaking swim across the English Channel were celebrated and inspired many women to take up a sport. Each sport required its own specialized footwear including swimming. This pair of red rubber, “silver wing” bathing shoes would have been worn by a swimmer in pursuit of both fashion and fun at the end of the 20s." ( from the BATA museum)
After extensive research , we can only find a record of 2 pairs in existance both of which are red with a cream edging.
One is on display in the BATA Shoe Museum in Toronto , Canada ( see above) and 1 ( which maybe the same pair?) were sold at Christies in 1994 for £1250 + their hefty commission.
This pair are cream with a red edging and could possibly be the ONLY pair in existance.
As the sole is white and still clean, i would guess that they have never been worn.
Although many 1000,s were made in the 1920's, because they were rubber, they didnt last long if worn and the rubber would deteriorate quickly.
They are quite small ( about size 4to 5 i think)and other than a bit or wear to the red on the toes are still in a superb condition for their age.
These really should be in a museum.

Shipping Costs:

UK Recorded: £5.00

Europe: £14.50

World: £22.75

£1,450.00
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