Royal Purses

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in News, Purse News, Research
Royal Purses

ROYAL PURSES Author: Barbara Catanese   Purses that belonged to particular people are always charming; as for me I have a deep penchant for history.  Therefore when, some time ago, I succeeded in acquiring this purse, I was overwhelmed by strong emotions. As you can easily see it’s a sable pouch (height 7cm, diameter 9cm) […]

UK could completely ban ivory trade by 2018

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in News, Purse News
UK could completely ban ivory trade by 2018

By Gabriella Angeleti, The Art Newspaper
The UK government has announced a 12-week consultation to ban the sale and export of ivory objects entirely by 2018 with the aim of curbing the illicit trade and protecting African elephants

World’s most expensive handbag is offered in exclusive private sale

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in News, Purse News
World’s most expensive handbag is offered in exclusive private sale

By Stephanie Linning, Daily Mail
The world’s most expensive handbag is expected to fetch millions in a lucrative private sale.

Purse Collector: Melissa Overdorf

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in News, Purse News, Purse Tales
Purse Collector: Melissa Overdorf

By June D. Bell, CostCo Connection
MELISSA OVERDORF’S purse obsession began innocently enough, with a 1940s petit point Asprey of London handbag she inherited from her grandmother in 1999. Before long, the smitten Seattle resident was hunting down vintage beaded, mesh and fabric purses on eBay and at antique fairs.”

How The Snakeskin Purse Gets Made

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in News, Purse News
How The Snakeskin Purse Gets Made

By Agoes Rudianto, Roads and Kingdoms
The snakeskin purse is a classic fashion item, a common sight in luxury stores and on catwalks in the world’s fashion capitals. The demand for bags, boots, belts, and jackets made from the ornate snakeskin patterns remains strong.

San Diego purse exhibit has women’s history in the bag

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in News, Purse News
San Diego purse exhibit has women’s history in the bag

By Karla Peterson, San Diego Union-Tribune
Hey ladies, raise your hand if you have a love-hate relationship with your purse. Unless your arm is too sore from carrying your purse. In which case, wave your foot.

American Collectors: Melissa Overdorf

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in News, Purse News
American Collectors: Melissa Overdorf

Melissa Overdorf, founder of the Antique Purse Collector’s Society, shares her enthusiasm for collecting purses as one of the featured collectors in the movie “American Collectors.”

Are You A Clutch Person?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in News, Purse News
Are You A Clutch Person?

Fashion website Racked debates the merits of clutch purses. Are you a fan of the clutch or do you think it’s a waste of a perfectly good purse.

Ivory Crushed in New York

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in News, Purse News, Uncategorized
Ivory Crushed in New York

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New York State has crushed antique as well as new ivory again. On August 3, they crushed almost two tons of jewelry, statues, trinkets, and other ivory pieces.

A Woman Seen Through The Eye of Her Needle

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in News, Purse News, Research
A Woman Seen Through The Eye of Her Needle

A woman seen through the eye of her needle: A reflection on the importance of workbags in the past centuries Author: Barbara Catanese Rome, 18th May 2017 “A workbag seems to be such a common name for a lovely creation” and indeed the seventeenth and even more the eighteenth workbags are such delightful silk wonders […]