100 Years of Purses 1880s to 1980s: Identification & Values

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Collector Books, 2005 - Antiques & Collectibles - 143 pages
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This book will identify, by chapter, purse styles over a 100-year span, from 1880 to 1980. Any female who loves or is fascinated with handbags must own this book. More than 320 photos showcase creative, stylish, flamboyant, prestigious, and conventional purses. You will learn that the handbag creates a mystery about the owner. Discussed are purses of all types: beaded, evening, Lucite, pearl, straw, reptile, tapestry, and bags from the 1940s to the 1960s. There is also a chapter on German silver, compacts, and accessories. This book is truly a delight for purse lovers of all ages. 2005 values.

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Contents

Dedication
Elegant Evening 37
German Silver Silver 54
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About the author (2005)

Ronna Lee Aikins has collected costume jewelry for over 15 years and her book, Brilliant Rhinestones, is based on her personal collection. She owned a unique boutique offering vintage costume jewelry and clothing as well as new jewelry and couture. Pieces of her collection were also sold at an upscale Nashville, TN, clothing shop.

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