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Miniature Shoes - a Pictorial Potpourri

Martie Anderson

Published July 31st 2013
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Kindle Edition
310 pages
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 About the Book 

Not long after the first piece of footwear was slipped onto its owners foot someone, in an idle moment, began crafting a miniature replica. This custom has produced innumerable miniatures throughout history, ranging from the most humble little clogsMoreNot long after the first piece of footwear was slipped onto its owners foot someone, in an idle moment, began crafting a miniature replica. This custom has produced innumerable miniatures throughout history, ranging from the most humble little clogs to exquisitely crafted, jewel-encrusted treasures by master craftsmen.This book is a pictorial presentation of rare and collectable miniature shoes crafted in various materials, from plain wooden boots to magnificent crystal and gold masterpieces.It has a comprehensive bibliography and 148 pages of photographs, historical facts and interesting anecdotes, selected from a comprehensive collection acquired and researched by the author over a period of five decades. The author has spoken widely on miniature shoes and has presented the collection on television.The book is not intended to make the reader an expert on miniature shoe collecting. Its aim is, rather, to stimulate an interest in these fascinating little objets dart of yesteryear. Shoes have always played an important role in society, often indicating the class and social standing of the wearer. The miniature shoes of each period provide a fascinating kaleidoscope of the past, an intriguing insight into many of the fashions, customs and skills of ordinary people in bygone times.Moreover, good collectables have proved to be a sound investment with many articles appreciating by many times their original value over the years