Antique Skirt Lifters

Skirt Lifters show the ingenuity of Victorian, Edwardian (and some earlier) inventors to raise ladies’ long skirts above the filth and muck of the roads and walkways. They come in a wide variety of very delightful designs, patents and mechanisms. They are small items that can be displayed very effectively or stored in small cabinets. Up until now, there has been little information on the subject. The aim of this book is to give prospective collectors and those interested In the history of such items an insight into the fascinating world of skirt lifters.


Exhibition at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

October 19, 2018
A further display of just over 100 skirt lifters can be seen at the RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum) in Exeter. The display is in the Collectors' Cabinet in the Finders Keepers Gallery.  The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, to 5.00 p.m.  Closed Monday and Bank Holidays.  Free Admission. The Display will continue […]
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Record price paid for Skirt Lifter

June 20, 2018
A four and a half inch long Victorian base metal ladies' skirt lifter, c1870s,  with crossed tennis rackets and three tennis balls motif, sold at Graham Budd's Sports Memorabilia sale in early June. It reached an unprecedented price of £3,200, plus 17.5% buyers premium. The battle of bids was between a foreign bidder online and […]
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Ladies’ Antique Skirt on display

March 29, 2018
Fairlynch Museum, 27 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6NP Open Daily from 30th March to 31st October, 2.00 p.m. to 4.30. p.m. This is a small museum but contains many extremely interesting exhibits.  This year it celebrates 400 years of the death of a local hero: Sir Walter Raleigh and a room is devoted […]
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