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Mid 20th Century Collins Style Canvas Kit Purse with Faux Jewels

30 Aug

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Authentic Enid Collins purses either have her initials on them somewhere, either ‘ec’ or ‘c’ or her full signature. Some were dated and some had the name of the decorating theme on them as well.  The ones with full signatures and the ec or c initials date to before the 1970’s. In 1970, the Tandy Leather Corp. purchased Collins of Texas and continued to produce Collins-type handbags.  After 1970 the bags are marked with a ‘C’ or ‘Collins of Texas’.

In the late 60’s, Collins manufactured do-it-yourself kits called Sophistikit.  These bags are not quite as authentic as the original Enid Collins bags with the signature, but, if you like the style, that won’t be a huge issue.  I believe this would have been one of those bags that started life as a kit. The bottom of the purse is wood.

Enid Collins began the company in Texax in 1959 where she procuded wooden box and canvas bucket styles of purses.  Most had brass fasteners and findings, mirrors, paint, faux jewels, rhinestones, sequins and more.  The handles and trims were made of leather and the designs on the purses were always glitzy with lots of bling.

Collectors usually prefer the original ones made before Tandy Leather took over the company.

Also, the purses made from kits are not as desirable as the originals and the price would reflect that. The ones made from kits do not have a designer signature on them.

priced at $45 and will be available in my booth at the A lmonte Antique Market, 26 MIll Street, Almonte ON.

Please note this item is now SOLD!!

 

 

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Lily Bet Mid 20th Century Box Style Purse

29 Aug

 

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Purse has original label inside which says ‘designed by Lily-Bet, Filbert Imports of the Palm Beaches’. Probably from the mid 20th century as these styles of purses were quite fashionable at that time.

The interior is nicely done in a paisley material and the lid has an oval mirror on the inside surrounded by gold coloured braid.  The handle is made of amber coloured lucite and brass coloured fittings.  The exterior is covered in a light gray vinyl, decorated with embroidered roses and butterflies which appear to be glued to the surface and then touches of gold painted leaves surround the flowers.   Overall the purse is in nice clean condition.

The purse is about 8″ in length and 4″ in depth and almost 5″ high.

Please note this item is no longer available. Thank you.

 

Orrefors Crystal Raspberry Votive Candle Holders

26 Mar

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These are heavy crystal candle holders made by Orrefors, Sweden.  The pattern is called Raspberry because of the bubble like surface.  Orrefors has been in business since 1898.

According to the Orrefors website: The popular Raspberry series was created in the beginning of the nineties and has become one of the great Orrefors classics. The rounded lobes of the raspberry give the crystal a soft, graceful feel.

These still have their original stickers on them.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $ $25 for the pair.

Vintage Fabulous Beatles Jewellery Brooch, John Lennon on Guitar, 1964

13 Feb

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Nice estate find just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on Feb. 7th 1964.  I hate to admit this because it dates me too, but I remember seeing this show back then. I was a very young teenager.  This plastic brooch is titled “The Fabulous Beatles Jewellery Brooch” and depicts John Lennon on the guitar. This dates to 1964 at the peak of the ‘British Invasion’.  The brooch is attached to a cardboard backing that has copies of all four Beatles signatures. The brooch is 4″ long.

Please note: This has now been SOLD!!

Vintage Beaded Purse, Ca. 1950’s, Hong Kong

19 Jan

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Made in Hong Kong, probably mid 50’s to early 60’s.   Just the right size to fit your lipstick and kleenex.  In nice condition with all beads intact. Brass coloured closure and serpentine style chain handle.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $ 15.00

Vintage Coco Chanel Striped Yellow and Clear Vinyl Purse

7 Dec

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Vintage Coco Chanel yellow vinyl and clear vinyl striped purse.  The shoulder strap has some wear along the edges.  This may be a reproduction, but I don’t know for sure.  It is still a very nice example and would be great for toting things to the beach in the summer.

Will be for sale eventually at my booth in Almonte ON, at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street.

Please note this purse is now SOLD!!