Antique Ice Skates for the Collectorby Russell A. Herner
Ice skating has a rich heritage with traditions spanning the centuries and the globe. Here is a concise history of skating, from the first bone skates to the early 1900s, and a guide to antique ice skates for collectors and historians alike. It will enable the reader to identify the various skate types, styles, designs, approximate ages, countries of origin, and rarity. More than 250 photographs, lavishly illustrated artwork, and original patent designs present skates from countries such as Holland, England, Germany, and America. A chapter on skaters lanterns is also included. A general price guide will aid in evaluating a collection. This book will pique the interests of collectors and dealers in several fields, including antique ice skates, lanterns, miniatures, and tools. It will also be welcomed by wood and metal workers, carvers, and hockey, figure, and speed skating fans alike. All and all it is a delightful book.
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This is a long overdue book on antique ice skates. The book is beautifully done, informative and the prices are realistic. I recommend this to anyone who collects antique skates, or loves the history of skates. A 'must' for collectors. If you are a collector, make sure you have a ruler when you read this book. You will want to go around measuring the sizes of your own skates as I did. I loved the book.