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Vaseline Glass Comparison of Original vs. ReproductionThe differences are visibly apparent in all the photos. Above, the original has a clearer, less gaudy color and finer features when compared to the re production.

This difference in detail and clarity of the glass is obvious. 010 on the right, 011 on the left.

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Information was gathered from personal records, Collectible Glass Shoes by Earlene Wheatley, published by Schroeder Publishing, 2001 and Shoes of Glass 2 by Libby Yalom, published by The Glass Press, 1998.

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Although some of these shoes have a patent mark on the sole, this one does not. The earliest record of patent registration was October 19, 1886. Shoes made earlier than this have no mark. This particular style of shoe was listed for purchase in trade circulars and catalogs as early as 1884.

The sole is finely hatch marked and there is no overhang over the sole.

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There are three varieties of this shoe known today. The above shoe, maker unknown, has a very wide round toe and the overall opening is the largest of the three. The original shoe was made circa 1886 by the Duncan Company. It has a point at the toe and the opening is the widest of the three known types of shoes. Some Duncan booties are marked PAT’D. OCT. 19/86 canada goose jacket outlet toronto on the sole. This bootie was made in crystal, amber, blue and Vaseline. The second manufacturer known was the Fenton Glass Co. of canada goose factory outlet winnipeg Williamstown, WV. They made the booties in 1938 39 in several colors including Vaseline. The bootie was made again in the 1950 through 1970s, but not in the Vaseline color.

Detail of the two flowers at the front opening of the shoe. Ribbed back with detailed diamond pattern on the back of the sides. The sole of the shoe has a large open toe with solid closed heel.

Estimated date of manufacture is circa 1930s. This shoe was purchased at Bloomington Antique Mall in Bloomington, IL in July of 2001 for $55. Estimated collector value is $70.

Information from Shoes of Glass and Shoes of Glass, 2 by Libby Yalom, published by The Glass Press, 1989. This book has a very clear description of the three manufacturers of this shoe and a photograph showing the varieties and specifications of the different soles. A photograph of this shoe is on page 74 of Wheatley first book.

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