Rare to find blue iris vintage mink stole from the 1950's constructed using female pelts. This blue iris color is the epitome of glamour and success. Blue iris is a natural mink fur color, meaning that it has not been dyed this color and the color will not fade away like dyed fur will.
Vintage blue iris mink fur is soft, supple and glistening. Base coat is palest grey with the longer guard hairs appearing such a deep grey that they appear to be almost blue and they give off the most beautiful iris reflection in natural sunlight, hence the name, "Blue Iris".
Constructed using female pelts, which are lighter in weight, softer to the touch and much more pliable than male pelts, this vintage mink is in excellent condition.
Fur garments constructed using female mink pelts are more expensive to purchase due to the fact that female mink are smaller than male mink and it requires more female pelts to make an item.
Interior lining is in very good condition with expected wear along the neckline and a couple of wear through areas to the lining. The lining can easily be replaced and is not very costly ($35.00 by my seamstress). I chose not to do it in an effort to preserve the originality of this 1950's mink stole and my selling price reflects the lining issue. Please remember that this item has just been professionally cleaned and conditioned and when it comes to the true value of mink...its the fur that counts! This fur is PHENOMENAL!!!!!
Having been recently sent to Toronto for professional dry cleaning and conditioning, this vintage Blue Iris mink stole is in ready to wear condition. Absolutely no odor, dry rot, shedding, missing patches of fur or evidence of wear to the fur itself. Will arrive on your doorstep with the dry cleaning tags still attached.
I only sell what I would wear myself. I think it is a good practice to have fur professionally cleaned prior to listing so that I am able to detect any lingering odor, evidence of stiffness to the pelts or dryness to the fur. This Rare Blue Iris mink stole is something that I would be proud to wear . My pictures do not do this mink any justice, honestly, you have to see it in real life and run your hands over the fur to be able to truly appreciate its beauty and worth.
Silk lining bears the original owners initials EVS as well as the Delaneys Furs Winnipeg, Alta. tag.
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Measurements: Front Length: 29" Rear Length: 18" Shoulders: 20"
Item ID: 118
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