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Alligator Bags

A00763: Spectacular 2-toned alligator Convertible clutch. The worn strap handle has been replaced with a hefty metal chain. The tan suede-cloth interior features two gold-corded open pockets and one metal zip pocket. The lining shows some slight wear at the flex points of the gussets but no other signs of use. Exterior shows typical edge wear. My guess is, based on the woven fabric label with its four-digit telephone number in Hong Kong, this bag dates pre-WWII. It’s a beauty! Measures 11 ½ x 2 ¼ x 6 ¼”. SOLD for $130 in 2002

Beaded Bags

Circa 1950 A00512: Walborg Hong Kong Silver beaded bag with three dimensional flower front designed, outlined in concentric beaded rows which accentuate the unusual shape of the bag. The White satin interior has one large perfumes stain discoloring it. There’s a single large open pocket inside. A pretty bag in spite of the defects. Measures 7 1/2 x 1 x 5 1/2 inches. SOLD for $40 in 2002

Corde' Bead Handbags circa 1955

960086: Perfect color and texture for your Lilly Pulitzers! This 60’s vintage fabric, plastic bead bag is the descendant of the 50’s Corde’ Bead bags. The pastel colors and excellent condition make this an especially attractive accessory. The gold fittings really sparkle. Fully lined in clean white cotton with a single open pocket. Made in Hong Kong. Measures 9 1/2 x 3 x 7”. SOLD for $20 in 2001

Circa 1970 Beaded Bags A00516: Ring in the New Year with this silver and gold beaded evening bag! The diamond design makes a real graphic statement. A more recent bag made in Hong Kong circa 1970, it appears unused. The white satin interior is spotless. The silver frame and snake chain handle are in excellent condition and show no page. It’s a beauty! Measures 7 1/2 x 1 x 5 3/4 inches. SOLD for $90 in 2002

Vinyl Covered Rattan Basketweave bags circa 1965

A00607: Flamboyant red vinyl basket weave bag trimmed in encrusted metal handle, latch and front and back straps. Made by Guild Creations Hong Kong. The bag’s interior is fully lined with shiny red vinyl and features one open, gold-corded pocket. It’s circa 1965 and is as perfect as 35 years of shelf life will allow. Measures a spacious 11 x 6 x 7 inches. SOLD for $55 in 2001

C00127: Flamboyant Hounds tooth pattern vinyl covered basket weave handbag in Lipstick red, navy and white. The bag is handmade by “Adonia British Hong Kong.” The interior is fully lined in white vinyl with one open and one metal zip pocket. Dating this bag is difficult, but the metal zipper points to mid-60’s or early 70’s. The gold metal latch and hinged handles really sparkle. The bag perches atop four metal gumdrop feet. Excellent condition. Measures 9 ¾ x 5 x 7”. SOLD for $70 in 2003

Metal Bags

A00313: Cat shaped Metal Evening bag is similar to Judith Lieber bags. The long 44" gold chain can be tucked inside if you prefer a clutch. Includes gray suede cloth bag and original box. The handbag is identical front and back. Fully lined in black suede cloth. Marked "Made in Hong Kong." Excellent condition inside and out with no missing jewels. Measures 6 1/4 x 2 x 4 1/4". SOLD or $90 in 2000

LILY of HONG KONG

990877: Lily of Hong Kong Black leather bag with beautiful Strawberry design needlepoint front panel. Fabric label reads "Lily Shoes, Miramor Arcade, Kowloon H.K. Gold brushed metal frame is embellished with three coin-shaped details. Apricot color suede cloth interior is fitted with numerous multifunction pockets. Includes a coin purse with safety chain and a double sided mirror. Excellent condition. Measures 11 x 2 3/4 x 8". SOLD for $75 in 2000

MISTER ERNEST: Raffia Woven & Embroidered Bags

B00387: White Vinyl basket weave briefcase style bag carries a "Simon Styled by Mr. Ernest Made in Hong Kong" fabric label. The front panel is embellished with raffia flowers and leaves, embroidered on a tan burlap background. The back of the bag is plain white basket weave. The interior is fully lined in pristine white vinyl with one large open and one metal zip pocket. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 10 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. SOLD for $50 in 2002

Stylecraft Miami Made in Hong Kong

A00717: Curvaceous and sensuous briefcase style black Lucite bag by Stylecraft of Miami. This is the sixties vintage example and is marked made in Hong Kong.The interior is fully lined in black vinyl and features a single open pocket. The goldtone cool play at each lives to open. The high gloss body is in excellent condition with only very minor surface wear, especially on the bottom. All metal fittings are in fine condition including the for around the metal feet. Measures 7 x 3 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. SOLD for $235 in 2004

TROPICAL of MIAMI: Lucite & Rattan Basketweave Bags

990349: Caramel swirl lucite and plastic covered woven reed bag by Tropical of Miami. Also marked "Made in Hong Kong" this is a 60’s vintage bag, desirable mostly for its unusual color. Warm energetic swirled Lucite form the front, back, top and single curved horseshoe handle, while the one piece sides and bottom is woven of reed covered in clear vinyl. Fully lined in off white vinyl with one metal zip and one open pocket. Excellent condition,. Measures 7 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 5 1/4". SOLD for $80 in 2000


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