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Location 1956:

Sterling Handbag Company
72 Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn 5, NY

Location June 1961:

Sterling Handbags
25 West 31st.
New York City

This display ad from the June 1949 issue of "Handbag Buyer", page 50 connects three handbag lines to Frank-Samberg Company Frank-SambergCo, a manfacturer's representative on Fifth Ave. Sterling Handbags was their reptile line, Rainbow Corde Handbags is their corde' line and leather bags were labeled Kingsway Leather.

Thanks to Melody, whose Sterling Handbag contained a manufacturer's warrenty card with the 1956 address for the company. Thanks for sharing!

Bags for Spring 1956 were presented on January 3, 1956 by agreement as a member of the National Authority for the Ladies Handbag Industry. 1956NationalAuthorityMembers

Fall 1961 offerings from various makers were displayed together in this article on page 28-29 of the June 1961 issue of "Handbags & Accessories."

''Sterling Handbags, 25 W. 31 St., goes east and west with a slim, streamlined bag. The sole detail is gold finish tabs at the handle ends. Pale taupe is the color.''

More on the Sterling's Fall 1961 line is to be found on page 60 of the June 1961 "Handbags & Accessories."

"Sterling Handbag Co., 25 W. 31st St. carries an extensive handbag line in textured leather, glace cordigan, smooth calf, and sweet kid. Otter, dark green and brown trimmed with black dominate this collection. The slim tailored silhouette is noted throughout the collection. Handbags, from $10.95 to $23.95 also are offered to shoe coordination houses."

Display ad June 1961 Handbags & Accessories, page 64

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