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Cleaning my 83 year old mothers house and I found this old purse. She thinks it was her mothers. Very heavy, chain metal. Any information would be appreciated! Thank you!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mary Nunn1920s-30s metal beads1 hour ago
Pat SealThis looks like cut steel and those beads were used over many years and are closer to 1900 in date ---some purses are older. Condition is more important than age ---really love these old ladies ----25 minutes ago
Mary GobetI have the exact frame. Yours appears to be missing the tab. It should be located on the opposite side of the plunger.18 minutes ago

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My new bag I got at fleamarket sat for 1.00 ... See MoreSee Less

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June Johnson TreadawayWhat a steal👜32 minutes ago
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Can anyone tell me anything about one of my most favorite purses? It's marked Tyrolean NY but I can't find this particular purse ... See MoreSee Less

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Colleen Rementer MostellerThat is absolutely exquisite!14 hours ago   ·  1
Courtney HightowerThank you! I got it at a flea market about 20 years ago for 10 bucks!!13 hours ago   ·  2
David Mejia JewelboyMost of these bags..which I love are referred to as lucite.but are actually cellulose acetate. .there is a whole book about them that I have4 hours ago
Katrina GladdishSo pretty!2 hours ago
David Mejia JewelboyI think the painting is done at home2 hours ago

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While I generally prefer and like to restore fine micro beaded purses, I had a couple of left over celluloid purse frames and decided to purchase at auction a few large bead art deco purses that were in need of restoration. These were purchased for less than $25. The results I thought were surprising and I actually grew fond of these bold colored geometric bags. The one challenge is the way these purses are constructed, an entire vertical row can easily begin to unravel as shown in the picture on the left. As such, the row needs to be stabilized before any fill-in bead work begins. ... See MoreSee Less

Tip. I looked all over for a chain to match this restored purse. I found using yellow ochre acrylic paint on an ivory plastic chain, and slightly modeling it, produced a close matching result. I finished it with a quick coat of clear nail polish to give it a similar patina to the frame. ... See MoreSee Less

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Rhett Regina OwingsVery clever !6 days ago

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I saw this on eBay and it got my attention. It's an Hermes Bag being sold for $10,000. Item # 182626527752

Has anyone ever seen another like this?
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Mary NunnCute...... but 10 grand? Nope, nope, nope!7 days ago   ·  3
Sue LarsonShockingly, it did not sell.7 days ago   ·  2
Ruth PensonProbably made in China 🤣🤣🤣7 days ago   ·  2
Jay LevyOmg no but I need it.7 days ago
Lucia ClericiMai vista...7 days ago
Sylvia BeneschanIt was ended early. It had an Hermes label but ????6 days ago
Lisa MorenoThere are similar large poodle beaded purses that hit 5,000. Knockoffs abound. This purse looks suspicious. Labels are easy to get.6 days ago
Sylvia BeneschanThe only ones I'm aware of are the W-alborg (wouldn't let me use the word) poodle purses and I know they've been copied, but there may be more.6 days ago   ·  1
Sheryl ElliottAnd I thought I overpaid at $500 for the Prysilla Snyder dog purse. My husband is still questioning my judgement!6 days ago   ·  1
Sylvia BeneschanThese are interesting. This Etsy seller has a few of these listed. www.etsy.com/listing/505703187/man-in-the-moon-handbag?ref=shop_home_active_46 days ago   ·  1
Sylvia Beneschan6 days ago
Martha MeltonCute But Not Ten Grand Cute.6 days ago   ·  2
Linda Loono way. ..6 days ago   ·  1
Sylvia BeneschanI thought the "Hermes" Bag looked more like a pyjama bag than a purse.6 days ago   ·  1

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This is a small miniaudiere I picked up at an estate sale today. I've been doing research on it, and I see attribution from the 1930s to the 1970s, and also Jerusalem and India. This is made of horn, I tested it. Does anybody have any information? TIA! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sioux BriettLooks Indian.1 week ago   ·  1
Midge FowlieI believe it's Indian, and 1970s.1 week ago   ·  2
Lynda Bradley MassonIn Canada we call them "Pillow Purses" Have 3, all brass1 week ago   ·  3

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Well, I might as well keep asking for help. I am still digging through my mom's [Evelyn Haertig] stuff and finding amazing things. I found this purse today that seems rather pretty. It is made of a pinkish-magenta soft suede with a black lining. But what is wonderful is the frame. There is a row of 16 large rectangular faceted rhinestones in a variety of colors and tiny marcasites all set in a fine metal setting. The back of the stones seems like the stones are bezel-set with very fine workmanship. There are no identifying marks or any other stamps on the frame or inside the purse. It is a large purse 10.5" tall x 9.5" wide. Is this just a dime store purse or something of more value? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Any idea of the maker? ... See MoreSee Less

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Sioux BriettIt's not a dimestore purse.1 week ago
Sioux BriettShow the interior.1 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsIf you click through the photos above one shows the interior. Not much to see, just black lining coming to a gathering at the bottom. No labels or pockets.1 week ago
Sioux BriettThe fact that the stones are open in the back so you get the play of light is superlative.1 week ago   ·  1
Sioux BriettHold on. I'm still looking.1 week ago
Sioux BriettLooks designer. Minimum custom. It wasn't cheap when it was bought. The suede looks supple. I hate trying to date something from a photo. My first thought is it's newer. May be a one off. Definitely up scale though.1 week ago   ·  1
Sioux BriettThe first name that popped in my head was Dior, but no proof. The stones are essentially prong set by the flowers. I'm wavering from 65-75 because the stones are faceted better than the early stones. Overall quality looks excellent. Shoulder strap. I'd have bought it.1 week ago   ·  1

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This is another recently restored purse from the Evelyn Haertig estate collection of purses needing repair. To repair some of the holes I used a tan thread in a transparent mint green bead to get a better match to the actual beads in the purse background. A mint green silk lining was added and buds and bows trim was used to cover the stitching to the frame. If I ever find the exact matching beads, I will redo one of the larger holes that needed repair. I thought the boathouse scenic quite unique, and one that I had never previously come across. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lucia ClericiBellissimo lavoro complimenti1 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsFabulous! My mom [Evelyn Haertig] would be very happy!1 week ago
Deborah KosnettI have a bag I need to replace some of the fringe on. Is the best thing to just find matching thread, and then fasten the top of the fringe to the underside of the bag as inconspicuously as possible?1 week ago
Sheryl ElliottCan you post a picture of the purse?1 week ago
Cathy McLane KaminskyBeautiful job!1 week ago
Amy Lynn BernsteinBeautiful...such talent!1 week ago
Lois KatchurGorgeous!1 week ago
Heather HovardAmazing!6 days ago
Sheryl ElliottThank you for your comments. Here is a larger picture of this unusual purse so you can see more of the interesting details of this purse.4 days ago   ·  1

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One more mystery... I found this beaded piece among my mother's things [Evelyn Haertig]. It is beaded with yellow and blue opaque beads in a netted pattern. I thought maybe it is a lampshade cover, but then perhaps a baby or doll skull cap. It is about 7.5" wide and 5.5" tall. Any thoughts out there? This group is awesome for helping! ... See MoreSee Less

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Lucia ClericiÈ un cappello anni 201 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsYes, I can see that. This would have to be for a very small head!1 week ago
Patti Barbano JonesThese were made like in the 70s. For evening women rarely wore an evening hat from the mid to late 30's...if so it would be a scull cap nothing like this and quite ugly. A good reference book would be from our Model A car club.1 week ago
Patti Barbano JonesEvery picture has a resource reference and date. Go to the MAFCA (Model A Ford Club of America) and check out their fashion guidelines1 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsThank you. Yes, it is rather dumb looking. I did searches for 1920s beaded skull caps and some of those are rather pretty. This yellow one is not especially. I photographed it on a styrofoam head. The head is a tad too big. In the 20's my guess is ladies heads were smaller.1 week ago   ·  1
Sioux BriettIt could have been a beaded bag that's lost its lining. The bottom would have been sewn on the fabric and fringe left hanging. Inclined to think that. If for the head, it's more likely a chignon cover.1 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsWhat is a chignon cover??6 days ago
Sioux BriettA chignon is a low bun at the back of the neck.6 days ago   ·  2

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Ok all you experts out there. Here is another puzzle for you. I found this purse frame?? among my mom's stuff [Evelyn Haertig]. It is really strange. If you press inward on the two silver end pieces the brass piece goes up and down. It doesn't unlock anything that I can see. It doesn't seem to attach to anything other than the long piece at the bottom which folds over something. There are no sew holes. It folds down all the way toward the front, but not toward the back. It is about 3.5" wide x 2.5" tall. Dated 1882. What the heck was it used for? I wonder if there should be more to it? I want to put it up on eBay but what do I call it? Appreciate your thoughts. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sylvia BeneschanI'd like to see the response to this post. I have a piece exactly like this and have never been able to figure it out either.1 week ago
Mary NunnIs that bracket wide enough to hold the narrow end of a small comb? Seems like I've seen something similar inside of vanity cases or dance purses. I just spent some time looking at my collection and can't find anything, but I've seen it somewhere!1 week ago   ·  1
Rhett Regina OwingsBut why the push ends and the brass thing going up and down?1 week ago
Mary NunnIt lays flat inside the vanity case, so it folds down and then can be lifted up when the case is opened. As for the release mechanism, maybe it pushed the comb out of the slot?1 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsI'm thinking the brass piece locked into a pin which stuck upward into the hole in the brass piece and when you pushed on the end pieces it pushed up releasing the pin. Kinda hard to describe my thinking.1 week ago
Mary NunnOK -- not sure I understand, but you can see it better than I. If I find something similar, I'll let you know.1 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsSo if it was on the edge of a pocket say, and the two metal pieces were pushed in, it would release the pin on the top part of the pouch/pocket purse [whatever] it would release the pin and the entire piece would flop forward and allow the back to open up. Here is a diagram of my idea.1 week ago
Mary NunnNow I know for sure you are an artist! LOL You have the right idea, I think. Now we have to find one to prove it!1 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsYou gave me the idea!1 week ago
Sherry MillerThe object is a clasp for a book or photo album. We have antique celluloid photo albums with this type of clasp. See more information found at the links below. www.etsy.com/listing/237930438/vintage-book-clasp-antique-brass-book www.google.com/patents/USRE101331 week ago   ·  4
Mary NunnWooHoo, Sherry Miller! You found it!1 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsYipppi! That sounds good!1 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsSherry Miller you are wonderful! I see yours has sold. What price do you think I should put on it for eBay? I have my grandmother's old photo album. I am going to check it out on hers! Thank you so much. It has been a mystery for years!1 week ago
Sherry MillerThat was not mine that sold on Etsy. We only collect the complete celluloid albums. Not all celluloid album clasps are of this design. Sorry, I have no idea of the value.1 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsThank you!. At least now I know what I am looking for! 😀1 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsYes and I found 2 on eBay. Crazy... one auction is asking $89 and the other $6.95. The two are almost the same and just like mine, but slightly different colors ! Both 1882.1 week ago   ·  1
Sioux BriettA repository for a mirror probably to ck. Lipstick.1 week ago

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Sioux BriettShow inside.1 week ago   ·  1

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This silhouette purse is from the estate collection of Evelyn Haertig purses needing repair. The finished purse measures 11 ¾” by 7 ¼”. The first restoration challenge in this purse was finding the transparent greasy white size 18.0 beads needed to repair the holes. The purse was also knit in such a way that the beads vertically would easily unravel when repairing the holes. I used red satin silk for lining the purse, which gave the purse more body, and buds and bows trim was used to cover the stitching to the frame. Considering the many problems with this purse, I do not consider it a perfect restoration, but in the end, another gem saved. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sheryl ElliottThis is the reverse side of the purse I forgot to include in the above photo.1 week ago   ·  1
Mary NunnAnother beautiful restoration -- and the frame that you chose is a perfect fit!1 week ago   ·  1
Naomi Maslin GodelSheryl, I sent you a message a while ago, looks like you didn't see it1 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsMy mom would be delighted with the beautiful restoration! Great job!1 week ago
Sheryl ElliottI am so glad you like it, Rhett. I wish I could have preserved the entire oval shape, but with the one side cut off, using this frame seemed to be the better option.1 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsYou did GREAT!1 week ago

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I wonder if anyone can give me a clue as to what these are called and used for? My guess is they are for shoes or perhaps hair ornaments? They are brass filigree and stand about 2" tall and 2" wide. There are 4 loops on the back, I suppose to tie them to something. They are curved. I want to add them to eBay, but it is difficult if I don't know what they are for. Any help would be appreciated. ... See MoreSee Less

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Rhett Regina OwingsI just discovered that they are stamped on the back "F. N. Co." A search of the internet comes up with Fishel Nessler Co.2 weeks ago
Anne MorrisseyThey are shaped like shoes heels… In the back.2 weeks ago
Rita Patton CobbThey look like the frame for cathedral type beaded bags.1 week ago   ·  1
Sally Dill OssmanCould be dress ornaments....for at the shoulder or wrist...just a guess. 🙂1 week ago   ·  1
Heidi SchultzLooks like a bun holder for your hair...but why would there be 2? With the way it's curved, I would guess shoulder ornaments.1 week ago
Lelia RaleyA bun holder with a long wood or torty pin through it, my guess.1 week ago
Pat SealThese are definitely meant to be sewn on a garment. Decorations on the shoulders were very popular in the late 30's and 40's ---just watch movies from that time period. My 2nd guess would be the wrists ---hard to say without holding them---very nice!1 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsThey are up on eBay if anyone is interested in using them somehow.1 week ago
Sioux BriettDo the clips have prongs...shoe clips will. Even dress clips do...so you won't lose them.1 week ago
Rhett Regina OwingsThey only have 4 small rings on the back. I assume these are for sewing them on. Dress decorations sound good, maybe?6 days ago
Sioux BriettThey look like they went on a thicker heel, but maybe on the shoulder...experiment. Try them on various body parts.6 days ago

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I'm still learning about purses, and so I'm trying to place this purse in time. No marks that I can see; can't tell if it's older or more recent. Opinions? TIA! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sara Klotz de AguilarThis one looks mid 1920s to me.2 weeks ago   ·  3
Deborah KosnettThanks! I did some image sleuthing and found a couple somewhat similar. One was labeled Victorian (and probably wasn't).1 week ago
Pat SealThis is c.1900----1 week ago   ·  1
Sioux BriettIt's not recent.1 week ago   ·  1
June Johnson TreadawayLooks like this purse in in excellent shape considering the age..Wow👜40 minutes ago
Sioux BriettWhat's the inside look like?35 minutes ago

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Kathy Glaeser or Lori Rose Blaser, I am looking for a post where one of you posted a picture of a business card ( It was from Europe...maybe Germany) which had a photo of a purse pattern like the one I own. Can you repost please? ... See MoreSee Less

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Kathy GlaeserAmy...I think the purse may have been in the Museum Im Storchen in Germany....I hope Lori has the card....I'll try to look through pictures of our trip.2 weeks ago
Kathy GlaeserGot this from Lori.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Sabina SchürenbergManufacturer Johannes Härter (1886-1970), Göppingen, Germany. End of the 1920s. Business card from the World Fair in Leipzig with his signature.6 days ago   ·  1

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Thanks for the add! I've always loved ladies accessories and have a collections of purses, compacts, cigarette cases, gloves & clips and hats oh my. Started collecting for dress-up fun for my daughter and her friends many years ago. I store most of them in a large steamer trunk! Can't wait to broaden my horizons ( knowledge) with your help. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

Hi, all! Thank you for the add. I'm not sure if we're supposed to introduce ourselves or not, so I thought I would. I have a few vintage bags; I just pick them up in thrift stores when I find interesting ones. A few are in need of some serious help! I'm here to admire everyone else's bags and learn all I can. ... See MoreSee Less