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1) Inventory # B00375
: 40's Black Wool and Persian lamb pouch bag
Magnificent 40's style black Wool and Persian lamb pouch bag, with three-inch wide wrist strap handle. This is a beautifully designed bag by Surrey Original. There is slight wear to the edge of the fur panel, abrasion of the fabric cover of the frame, and 2 tiny moth holes at the edge of the handle where it doesn't show. A substantial chunk of Carved Lucite adorns the lift up latch. The Black satin interior has two small open pockets and a cavernous interior. There is significant wear and shredding of the flexure points of the lining. While not without its faults, this is a wonderful collectible bag, very much of its time. Measures 8 x 7 x 8 inches.
Descriptors: 1940s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags
2) Inventory # A00769
: 50’s Stunning black faille convertible clutch
Stunning black faille convertible clutch is a 50’s classic! The front horizontal of this stylish bay is accentuated with Rosy-Beige braid, a wide band collage of beads, sequins and gold plastic roses, with an embellished floral cartouche below. The back to the bag is plain faille. The simple thirteen inch gold chain handle folds out if you prefer a hand bag. The beige taffeta interior shows several tiny spots and one red pencil mark. Measures along lean 12 ½ x 2 x 5 inches.
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Clutch Bag, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags
3) Inventory # D00144
: 50's black silk floral wrist strap bag
Great 50's form and an air of mystery, make this black silk floral wrist strap bag a must for any collector. The spotless silver frame and lift up latch add contrast to the matte fabric finish. The oval base transitions to a slender narrow top. The interior is fully lined in pristine black taffeta. A gusset mounted metal zip pocket bisects the space. Flawless condition inside and out. Measures 7 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches with a 12-inch handle.
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Multicolor, Variety Handbags
Status: On Hold
4) Inventory # C00209
: 50's quilted cotton floral under clear vinyl handbag
Perfect late summer or resort bag of quilted cotton floral under clear vinyl. The gold lift-up latch opens to a spotless pink linen interior with a single metal zip pocket. Excellent unused condition. Measures 9 ¾ x 4 x 8 ½”.
Descriptors: 1950s, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, Yellow
5) Inventory # A00157
: 50's Vibrant multicolored Telephone Cord Clutch Bag
Vibrant multicolored Telephone Cord Clutch Bag has tremendous pizzazz! The front and back have different designs, the geometric pattern rolling around the edges of the bag. The cording is mounted to a cotton canvas in a mellow soft tone. A perfect bag for a summer at the beach! The bag is fully lined in black taffeta with a single open pocket. Dates ca. 1950. Some wear around the top edge, otherwise excellent condition. Measures 12 x 2 x 7”.
Descriptors: 1950s, Clutch Bag, Fabric, Multicolor, Plastic, Variety Handbags
6) Inventory # E00001
: 50's yellow faux weave vinyl box bag
The classic 50's box bag gets a new twist in this charming yellow faux weave vinyl number. The double-corded handles join at each end and loop around the shiny gold metal handle hardware. The sculptural gold lift up latch opens to a black taffeta interior with a metal zip pouch mounted on the back surface. The lid carries a large rectangular beveled edge mirror whose surface shows some signs of age. The only imperfections are two areas of blue pen marks on the back (see detail). Measures 10 x 3 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches and with a 15-inch handle.
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, Yellow
7) Inventory # B00179
: Aetna USA Chamois colored vinyl handbag
Rich Chamois colored vinyl handbag by Aetna USA has real architectural flair. The flexible vinyl handle follows the contour of the body of the bag. The black cotton print lining is awash in yellow daisies. No obvious flaw and a very usable bag. Measures 11 1/2 x 3 x 5 inches.
Descriptors: 1950s, Aetna USA , Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
8) Inventory # A00208
: After Five White vinyl convertible clutch
White vinyl convertible clutch evening bag by After Five. Faux reptile texturing. Gold front and latch with tiny rhinestones and pearl embellishment add some panache. Fully lined in spotless black satin. Includes a matching satin coin purse affixed to the frame by a safety chain. A 10 inch chain handle folds inside. Excellent condition. Measures 8 1/4 x 2” x 6 1/2“.
Descriptors: 1960s, After Five , Clutch Bag, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
9) Inventory # C00278
: Air Step shiny navy & white vinyl handbag
Air Step shiny navy vinyl handbag with white spectator inset in the envelope flap. The 1-inch wide double strap can unsnap to form a 28-inch shoulder bag length. The gold turnstyle latch opens to a navy faille interior with large open and one plastic zip pocket. The bag dates ca. 1970. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 9 x 4 x 7 inches.
Descriptors: 1960s, Air Step, Blue/Navy, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
10) Inventory # H00050
: Annette Olive Green Suede Cloth Bag
Annette is a lesser known maker from the 1950s. Click the maker link below to visit their page in Bag Lady University. This example of their work is a stately olive green suede cloth, a synthetic material that doesn't suffer from the crocking, spotting and wear of vintage suede. The single strip handle and color block style frame and latch have an Art Moderne look. Spotless light brown satin lines the interior and forms a single large open pocket, carrying the Annette woven label. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 10 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 8 3/4" with a 14" handle.
Descriptors: 1950s, Annette Handbag Company, Art Moderne, Green, Handbag, Variety Handbags