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Carved Bags-Octagonal body celery green bag 1) Inventory # 990371: Carved Bags-Octagonal body celery green bag
Octagonal body muted celery green lucite bag with unusual double twist strap handle. Tiny diamond diagonal carving on the lid is twice as detailed as normally seen. A real classy bag. Slight chemical fogging on the inside of the lid. Measures 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 4".
$220.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Green, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags
Status: On Hold  
Carved Bags-Rose-Beige box bag 2) Inventory # 990406: Carved Bags-Rose-Beige box bag
Unmarked Rose-Beige rectangular box bag has a quiet simplicity. Lovely 3/8" thick clear lucite lid reverse carved in leaf and stem design. Double clear hinged strap handles. Half a dozen small dark speckles on the hinge show through the clear lid, otherwise flawless. Measures 8 x 3 1/4 x 4".
$125.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Rose Beige
Status: On Hold  
Charles Kahn-Gold Lucite bag 3) Inventory # C00068: Charles Kahn-Gold Lucite bag
Glorious gold Charles Kahn Lucite bag. The diagonally carved 3/8" thick Lucite lid and contoured strap handle compliment each other beautifully. The gold three-ball latch and other metal hardware really sparkle. There is no label but style, color and hardware are clearly Charles Kahn. There is very slight surface wear to the body and clear bottom of the bag, but nothing overall to the over all effect. Measures 7 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 3 3/4 inches.
$375.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Charles Kahn, Gold, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags
Status: Available  
Classic Tortoise Bakelite Handbag Likely Rialto 4) Inventory # F00005: Classic Tortoise Bakelite Handbag Likely Rialto
Classic Tortoise Bakelite bags are increasingly difficult to find, especially in this sparking clean condition. This unmarked example is very similar to marked Rialto examples, differing only in its slim, rod handles and the arched top edge of the Presto Latch. The design of the lid carving is seen on other signed Rialto bags and. Care and storage of these bags is critical to their survival. This one shows no sign of chemical changes and it will include a silica packet to prevent moisture condensation inside when in storage. Excellent condition with only slight lacquer ware to the latch hardware. Measures an ample 8 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 5".
$375.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Art Moderne, Bakelite, Handbag, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Rialto, Tortoise
Status: Available  
Curvaceous White Lucite Clutch 5) Inventory # 990368: Curvaceous White Lucite Clutch
Curvaceous lines and wonderful feel in the hand are important features in a clutch bag. This beauty has it all. Unmarked but solidly constructed, this was made by a good maker and probably once carried a paper label. The latch hardware is identical to that used by Rialto, but without the button trim. Spotless navy faille lines the interior. Very slight plating wear to the latch surface is the bag's only shortcoming. Measures 8 x 2 1/2 x 3 3/4".
$135.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Clutch Bag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Fabulous Bircraft Gold Lucite Bag w Rose Front Panel 6) Inventory # G00009: Fabulous Bircraft Gold Lucite Bag w Rose Front Panel
Bircraft of Huntington, Indiana, a family owned business established in 1946, is still a well known maker of all manner of Lucite products including candle holders and paper weights, many with hand carves and painted reverse carved floral decorations. This the ONLY handbag I have ever seen. It is from their Red Rose Originals line. The body is laminated with sparkling gold lame'. The front is embellished with a reverse carved rose panel. The lid is reverse carved with fine line carving that meets at the corners of the lid in tiny faceted squares. A faceted solid Lucite knob lifts to open. The interior is unlined. Fogging on the bottom and one area at the base of one side are the only shortcomings. Simply Unique! Measures 5 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 6 1/2".
$475.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Bircraft of Huntington, Indiana, Gold, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Red/Pink
Status: Available  
Florida Handbag transparent translucent white Lucite bag 7) Inventory # B00307: Florida Handbag transparent translucent white Lucite bag
Octagonal front and back with contour sides and bottom in one piece combine to make this unusual transparent white Florida Handbag. The acetate label is still present and all else is as it was in the 1950s. Front-to-back mounted hinged strap handle varies in width from 3/4" at the center to 1/4" at the ends. The sparkling clear reverse carved lid and gold metal fittings are all in excellent condition. Sit atop four tiny clear hemisphere feet. If you seek a classic with Lucite bag, you can't do better! Measures 6 3/4 x 4 x 3 3/4".
$235.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Florida Handbags, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Florida Handbags-Clear trapezoidal bag with acetate costume 8) Inventory # A00308: Florida Handbags-Clear trapezoidal bag with acetate costume
This remarkable Florida Handbag was a real education to me. I’ve had the clear trapezoidal body of the bag before, and never realized it came complete with a wardrobe of flexible acetate costumes that fit over the front latch and snap closed at the back! One can only imagine the myriad of choices that one might have had for the costuming of this bag!. Please check the detail picture to get an accurate idea of the unique shape of this bag. It’s TRAPEZOIDAL, not rectangular, but it shows best photographed top to bottom! This bag’s only defect is a tiny chip in the back top corner of the lid (see detail.) Four clear hemisphere feet. Complete down to the label. The diagonal measurement from corner to corner is 9 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3 inches.
$240.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Florida Handbags, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Florida Handbags-Kidney shaped body 9) Inventory # B00281: Florida Handbags-Kidney shaped body
Curvaceous unmarked Florida Handbag with gently upswept bottom line, countering the kidney shaped body and reverse curved clear Lucite handles. The diamond carved 1/4" thick Lucite lid has softened corners. The dainty 3-ball latch is more petite than some and compliments the overall elegance of the bag. There is some evidence of chemical reaction (probably perfume) in the interior that shows slightly when light comes through the body of the bag. When the bag is full, it's invisible. Measures 10 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/2".
$350.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Florida Handbags, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Florida Handbags-Marbled Gray Lucite thickly embedded with long gold strands 10) Inventory # 990135: Florida Handbags-Marbled Gray Lucite thickly embedded with long gold strands
A Heavily Marbled Gray Lucite unmarked Florida Handbag thickly embedded with long gold strands! The beautifully angled one piece body forms the front, bottom and back off the bag. Beveled edge diagonally carved lid. The gold metal fittings are all in excellent condition. Double straight strap handles. The four feet are missing, but their absence is not noticeable except for a slight adhesive residue....but who’s looking!! Measures 7 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/8”.
$265.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Florida Handbags, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags
Status: Available  
Florida Handbags-Seven-sided Lucite with iridescent Mother of Pearl Chips 11) Inventory # 980530: Florida Handbags-Seven-sided Lucite with iridescent Mother of Pearl Chips
Seven-sided Lucite bag with beautiful iridescence from Mother of Pearl Chips! Perched on 4 clear Lucite spheres. Adhesive from the label is still present, but the label is long gone. Hardware indicates it’s likely a Florida Handbag. Surface crazing behind one handle attachment and some wear to plating on the latch, otherwise excellent condition. Measures 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4".
$245.00
Descriptors: Florida Handbags, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Multicolor
Status: Available  
Florida Handbags-White Lucite Octagon body bag 12) Inventory # B00060: Florida Handbags-White Lucite Octagon body bag
Florida Handbags White Lucite Octagon body bag. The straightforward 3/4" wide strap handle is the perfect compliment to the geometry of the bag. The finish of the deco turn-style latch shows some darkening. There is some surface wear on the bottom of the bag, otherwise excellent condition. Complete down to the acetate label. Measures 7 x 4 5/8 x 3 7/8".
$190.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Florida Handbags, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Florida Handbags-White Octagon Body 13) Inventory # A00101: Florida Handbags-White Octagon Body
Florida Handbags White Octagon Body Lucite Bag sits horizontally. The lid is actually two of the 8 faceted sides of the octagon! Gold fittings including turn style deco latch. Single 3/4" wide hinged handle. The bag is complete down to the label. Excellent condition. Measures 7 x 4 1/2 x 3 3/4".
$265.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Florida Handbags, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Gilli-White Glitzy embedded handbag 14) Inventory # 990821: Gilli-White Glitzy embedded handbag
Fabulous White Glitzy embedded Gilli Handbag, perched atop four clear spherical feet. The clear rod horseshoe handle echoes the clear feet. There is some webbing evident on the underside of the lid; otherwise the bag is in pristine condition. The Gilli label is missing, but adhesive residue remains. Measures 8 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/4".
$285.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Gilli, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Llewellyn Charcoal Gray Briefcase w Pink Brocade Panel 15) Inventory # E00061: Llewellyn Charcoal Gray Briefcase w Pink Brocade Panel
Llewellyn is a name to conjure with in vintage handbags and this charcoal gray briefcase is a classic with a twist. This style often carried a metal monogram plate on the front. This example has a silver and pink brocade panel instead! The signature Llewellyn latch lifts to open. To visit the Llewellyn maker’s page in Bag Lady University, click the Llewellyn link in the descriptors list below or copy this link into your browser: http://www.bagladyemporium.com/BLU/index.php?n=Main.LlewellynInc The spotless navy moiré lining features an elasticized pocket on one side and on the other a large pocket with a snap pocket forming the front. The Llewellyn Lewsid jewel gold logo is present, but not entirely clear. All metal fittings are silver in color with very slight darkening in the form of tiny dots, visible only on extremely close examination. Measures 8 ½ x 3 x 7” with twin hinged 6 ½” handles.
$195.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Handbag, Llewellyn, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Red/Pink
Status: Available  
Llewellyn White Lucite Handbags w Shoulders 16) Inventory # F00040: Llewellyn White Lucite Handbags w Shoulders
Joan Crawford’s shoulders may have inspired this fabulous Llewellyn Lucite bag. Its twin in purplish-blue is illustrated on page 21 of Kate Dooner’s book “Plastic Handbags Sculpture to Wear.” This pristine white example has everything a collector covets. The spotless beveled and scalloped clear carved lid latches with a silver knob friction fitting. Twin clear square rod handles move smoothly. Ample interior provides realistic capacity. Perches atop four white Lucite hemisphere feet. To visit the Llewellyn Inc. page in Bag Lady “U” for more information on the company, copy and paste this link into a browser window or click the Llewellyn link in the descriptors list below. http://www.bagladyemporium.com/blu/index.php?n=Main.LlewellynInc Measures 8 ¼ x 4 x 4 ½”. Flawless condition.
$365.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Art Moderne, Handbag, Llewellyn, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Llewellyn-Classic white lucite box bag  17) Inventory # A00431: Llewellyn-Classic white lucite box bag
Classic white lucite Llewellyn box bag with early gold stirrup latch.Simply elegant! The translucent white swirl lucite of the body and handle have an opalescent glow. Matching quartet of hemisphere feet protect the bottom. Signed on the interior hinge.Excellent condition.Measures 5 7/8 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/8”.
$225.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Llewellyn, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Llewellyn-Hexagonal body translucent white lucite 18) Inventory # A00425: Llewellyn-Hexagonal body translucent white lucite
Charming Hexagonal body translucent white lucite Llewellyn bag. The lid is a slightly more opaque, barely cream color. Marked on the interior hinge. Silver metal fittings. Four opalescent hemisphere feet. There is a small flake of lucite missing from the rear corner of the lid, but it's inconspicuous. Overall excellent condition. Measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 4 3/4”.
$225.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Llewellyn, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Llewellyn-Rose beige Lucite box 19) Inventory # B00084: Llewellyn-Rose beige Lucite box
Perky Rose beige Lucite box bag by Llewellyn. The 1/2 inch wide hinged strap handle is mounted diagonally to enhance the easy in carrying. The flat bottom of the bag forms a ridge that echoes the beveled shape of the lid. Four clear hemisphere feet lift the bag by 1/4 inch to make it appeared to hover. Signed in incised lettering on the interior hinge. The metal fittings are in excellent condition. There are 3-fogged areas, two on the back and one just under the latch on the front (see detail.) Measures 6 x 4 3/4 x 4 inches.
$235.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Llewellyn, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Rose Beige
Status: Available  
Llewellyn-Uniquely shaped white lucite bag 20) Inventory # 990321: Llewellyn-Uniquely shaped white lucite bag
Uniquely shaped white lucite Llewellyn bag has kind of a "Log Cabin" feel to it. The pearly white lucite highlights the contours of the body. the 3’8" reverse carved clear lucite lid is edge carved top and bottom in a scallop pattern, resulting in an eyepopping rick-rack edge that really catches the light (see detail.) White hemisphere feet and silver metal fittings. Some insignificant fogging on the bottom, where it matters not at all, otherwise excellent condition. Measures 7 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 4".
$285.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Llewellyn, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Llewellyn-Unmarked with scalloped front and back 21) Inventory # 980850: Llewellyn-Unmarked with scalloped front and back
Everything about this bag is distinctive. Its construction, handle attachment and details indicate it's an unmarked Llewellyn. Upswept swirl marbling, scalloped front and back with central horizontal detail echoing the horizontal edge of the lid. Measures 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4". Some fogging on the bottom, all else is excellent.
$190.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Llewellyn, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Majestic-Hexagonal 2 part body 22) Inventory # 980100: Majestic-Hexagonal 2 part body
Hexagonal 2 part body with embedded gold lace pattern, bounded on all edges by metal. Warm Chestnut brown lucite top and single hinged handle. Metal bottom shows some scratches as does the latch hardware. Measures 7 x 5.25 x 3". Overall a showy bag in very good condition.
$175.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Majestic
Status: Available  
Molded-Champaign beige box bag 23) Inventory # 980025: Molded-Champaign beige box bag
Champaign beige marbled lucite rounded corner rectangular box bag with split end single hinged handle. Rhinestone latch trim. Measures 9 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/4". Slight misalignment of the front edges, otherwise excellent condition.
$115.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Rose Beige
Status: Available  
Molded-Pearly gold bag 24) Inventory # 971042: Molded-Pearly gold bag
Pearly gold bag, unmarked, 4 x 9" and 4 1/2" high, cut glass type design on clear top attached with large raised hinges, double handles of softer slightly flexible solid brown plastic, clear front piece catches on raised molded area on bottom, identical except for color to example on page. 105 of "Plastic Handbags" by Dooner. This bag was sold, filled with Estee Lauder cosmetics, in the 60's.
$90.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Gold, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags
Status: Available  
Panel Constructed-oval lace embedded bag 25) Inventory # 980528: Panel Constructed-oval lace embedded bag
High style oval Lucite lace embedded bag. Lucite lid is charcoal gray. Single hinged clear lucite handle. Silver metal armature. One spot of wear at the very bottom, otherwise excellent condition. Measures 8 x 4 x 5".
$180.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags
Status: Available  
Rare Cobalt Blue Wilardy Briefcase Bag 26) Inventory # I00012: Rare Cobalt Blue Wilardy Briefcase Bag
Lucite collectors know Wilardy is one of the very best makers and colors like cobalt blue are as rare as hen's teeth! This style, #1575 in the 50s and 2050 in a 1965 catalog, was a staple of the Wilardy line and was available plain, ornamented or monogrammed. It retailed for $20.50 in 1965, the equivalent of $144 in 2011 dollars, obviously a high end bag of the time. This example is in pristine, unused condition with bright gold metal fittings and no troublesome defects. Black fabric lines the interior, carries the gold Wilardy mark and forms a pair of large gold corded open pockets. The detail pictures show a very slight misalignment of the left side, likely a result of hinge placement in manufacturing. There is no consequence in function or stability. Measures 9 x 3 x 7".

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$550.00
Descriptors: 1950s, 1960s, Blue/Navy, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Wilardy
Status: Available  
Rialto Rhinestone trimmed Acetate Briefcase Bag 27) Inventory # 990359: Rialto Rhinestone trimmed Acetate Briefcase Bag
Make a dramatic entrance with this rhinestone embellished clear acetate briefcase style handbag. Double rows of prong set stones trim the front. Molded acetate forms the faceted lid and handle. While the bag is unmarked, Rialto made these features and based on these features, the bag can safely be attributed to them. The slender silver three ball latch opens to a spacious interior with clear vinyl gussets that form the sides of the bag. Tuck a scarf or a fabric square to match any outfit inside and you are good to go! Excellent condition. Measures 8 1/2 x 3 x 5 1/2".
$175.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Acetate, Handbag, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Rialto, Translucent/Transparent
Status: Available  
Rialto Tall White Lucite handbag 28) Inventory # H00076: Rialto Tall White Lucite handbag
Lucite bags have such presence. This classic Rialto oval body bag has the star quality AND the carrying capacity to be functional for real life! The proprietary Rialto turn latch pivots on shiny silver hardware. The interior hinge carries the Rialto incised mark. The only downsides are slight fogging on the bottom of the bag and a slight possible defect in the hasp (see detail.) Measures 6 x 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" with an 11" handle.
$275.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Art Moderne, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Rialto, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Rialto-Acetate bag with diagonal jungle stripe 29) Inventory # C00205: Rialto-Acetate bag with diagonal jungle stripe
An unmarked Rialto Acetate bag with a fabulous diagonal jungle stripe covering the oval body! This material is an acetate sleeve that fits around the body and is attached with glue. The body is an attractive beige acetate. The lid and handle are clear molded acetate, often sold as Lucite by untutored sellers. Based on the handle and lid, this bag is attributed to Rialto. The bag's only defect is adhesive reside at the edges of the bag. Measures 8 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 3 3/8".
$185.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Acetate, Handbag, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Rialto, Translucent/Transparent
Status: Available  
Rialto-Elliptical signed bag 30) Inventory # A00423: Rialto-Elliptical signed bag
There are lots of distinctive qualities to recommend this Elliptical signed Rialto bag. First and foremost, of course, is the floral embellishment comprised of chenille flowers, petals and leaves, trimmed in pearls and rhinestones and topped off with painted gold and black tendrils. Ample capacity makes this a very usable bag. Solid construction and excellent structural condition would permit this collectible bag to be a regular part of your wardrobe. Some surface scratches but nothing significant or photographable. Four clear gum drop feet.Measures 8 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 6 5/8”.
$225.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Rialto, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Special-Pearly tan lucite bag 31) Inventory # A00118: Special-Pearly tan lucite bag
Flamboyant style and curvilinear features highlight this unusual pearly tan lucite bag.The reverse curved double clear handles and serpentine latch, central flower and leaf lid and gestural horizontal flow of the tan lucite make an outstanding package. Unfortunately, there is significant fogging on the front and back of the bag, while the one-piece top, sides and bottom remain unscathed.The bag is unmarked but I hope to attribute eventually to the proper maker, based on the ten pointed star trim pieces that function as latch and feet.Measures 12 x 3 5/8 x 3 3/4”.
$175.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Tan
Status: Available  
Special-Root Beer molded Acetate handbag. 32) Inventory # 990814: Special-Root Beer molded Acetate handbag.
Unique translucent Root Beer molded ACETATE (not lucite) handbag, with remarkable raised surface grid work makes quite a visual statement. Unmarked but beautifully made. Tiny 1/8" flake off the bottom at the back of the bag, otherwise excellent condition. Measures 8 1/4 x 4 x 4".
$195.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Acetate, Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags
Status: Available  
Special-white lucite bag with beveled clear sides 33) Inventory # 990353: Special-white lucite bag with beveled clear sides
Unmarked but truly remarkable white lucite bag with beveled clear sides, carved from the inside. Single 7/8" wide hinged strap handle. Gold hardware shines. A solid beautiful and highly collectible bag! Excellent condition. Measures 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 5 1/4".
$325.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Stylecraft Miami White Lucite 34) Inventory # 990369: Stylecraft Miami White Lucite
White Stylecraft Miami white Lucite briefcase, made in Hong Kong, dates to the 1960s. The loose swirl in the Lucite catches the light beautifully . Slight translucence of the plastic shows a slight gold glow from the back of the white vinyl lining whose large open pocket carries the woven makers label. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 8 x 3 x 6 1/2".
$205.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Stylecraft of Miami, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Stylecraft of Miami-silver fabric embedded Lucite 35) Inventory # A00316: Stylecraft of Miami-silver fabric embedded Lucite
Remarkable the silver fabric embedded Lucite bag by Stylecraft of Miami. The swirl texture and silver color make this a very desirable bag. Alas, it is not without its faults! There is fogging evident front and back, visible in certain lights and at certain angles. Some slight discoloration is evident in intense light from the attachment of the white vinyl lining. The lining is clean and unmarked and features a single open pocket. This is a later lucite bag from the early ‘60s and carries this “Stylecraft Miami” fabric label, which also reads “Made in Hong Kong.” Measures 3 1/2 x 6 x 6 inches.
$185.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Silver, Stylecraft of Miami
Status: Available  
Stylish Charcoal Gray Arnold Lucite Handbag 36) Inventory # 990347: Stylish Charcoal Gray Arnold Lucite Handbag
Tailored and solid, this rare Arnold charcoal gray Lucite bag is all business! The proprietary metal snap latch serves to identify this unmarked bag. The tight birds eye pattern in the Lucite catches light beautifully. Thee are slight imperfections here: fogging and scratches to the interior, aging to the large lid mounted mirror and some wear to the bottom of the bag but nothing visually or structurally troublesome. Measures 8 1/2 x 4 x 3 1/4".
$205.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Arnold Bag Co., Art Moderne, Black/Gray, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags
Status: Available  
Toro-Black Lucite Box Bag 37) Inventory # B00371: Toro-Black Lucite Box Bag
Toro Black Lucite Box Bag with gold Diamond lace embedded in the body! The clear curved bar handle adds sparkle. The horse shoe clasp pulls forward to open. The lid is black Lucite. The body and bottom of the bag are flexible vinyl. The interior is fully lined in pink linen. There are some pen marks and staining on the interior. The metal finish of the frame also shows some wear. Still a snazzy vintage bag. Measures 8 x 4 x 4 5/8".
$165.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Toro
Status: Available  
Tortoise Lucite &Metal Fretwork Cube Handbag 38) Inventory # E00013: Tortoise Lucite &Metal Fretwork Cube Handbag
This unusual cube body bag is unmarked but likely was created by Dorset-Rex or Goldstrom, both of whom used this "S" curve latch. It loops into the pierced flange that pokes through the decorative hasp fr a firm close. The pristine striped tortoise top and high hinged handle sparkle. The pierced metal body sets into the base which is textured in a nifty crosshatch square pattern. The interior surface of the base has a matt surface. Very slight speckling of the closure's lacquer surface is the only defect. Measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 4 1/8" with a 13" handle
$225.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Dorset-Rex, Gold, Goldstrom, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Metal
Status: Available  
Two Tray Style-Mahogany tortoise bag 39) Inventory # 990208: Two Tray Style-Mahogany tortoise bag
Outstanding, mahogany tortoise, two tray, molded acetate bag, with brass hardware. In excellent condition, with single, strap handle. Top tray latches with curved metal latch. Bottom tray with push button lock. Nearly imperceptible tiny hair-line crack 1/8" long, barely visible behind latch hardware on top tray. It was too small to get a good picture!
$190.00
Descriptors: Acetate, Handbag, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Tortoise
Status: Available  
Two Tray-Translucent tortoise bag 40) Inventory # 980083: Two Tray-Translucent tortoise bag
Translucent tortoise unusual 2 tray bag, most likely an old Wilardy. There is some age on this bag and I’d guess it’s from the 40’s. Some wear and darkening to the hardware and the mirror in the top lid. Slight misalignment of the lid and front edge and a small hairline in the back bottom corner of one side. Measures 7 x 4 3/4 x 3". A rare multitray style.
$195.00
Descriptors: 1940s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Tortoise
Status: Available  
Tyrolean Bulbous Body Tortoise Lucite Handbag 41) Inventory # H00072: Tyrolean Bulbous Body Tortoise Lucite Handbag
Art Moderne was all about style and this Tyrolean is all about style! This beautifully design is a unique product of the creativity of Tyrolean's lead designer, Louis Kaufman. Medium brown translucent is accented with darker diagonal stripes that accentuate the curves and angles of the body. Metal parts are plated in 24k gold. Carries the Tyrolean label inside. The classic Tyrolean high arch handle is trimmed in metal filigree. Four metal peg feet protect the bottom. Aging to the lid mounted mirror, very minor wear to metal plating and a few minute scratches are the only indication of the age of this bag. A real find for any collector. Measures 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 4 1/2" with an impressive 7" handle.
$475.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Art Moderne, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Tortoise, Tyrolean
Status: Available  
Tyrolean-Geometric briefcase style handbag 42) Inventory # A00705: Tyrolean-Geometric briefcase style handbag
The pearlescent white Lucite is formed into raised plateaus on front and back. Impeccable black moiré interior features two gilt edge open pockets and matching black coin purse with security tether. Very slight surface wear or and two or three spots on the metal handle are the only indications of its age. Marked in gold lettering on the lining “Pat. Tyrolean NY” which dates the bag pre-1954. Measures 8 x 2 1/2 x 7 in.
$175.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Tyrolean, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Unmarked Leslie of Miami Lucite & Wood Box Bag 43) Inventory # F00017: Unmarked Leslie of Miami Lucite & Wood Box Bag
Multimedia is the art school term for this collage style bag. Leslie of Miami as the master of this type and all signs point to that maker. Straw color raffia weave tape binds the graceful oval wood body. The daisy design lid is embellished with flat backed rhinestones and hinges 1/3 of the way across the top. A single clear Lucite rod handle attaches front and back. The interior is fully lined gold striped fabric that shows a few tiny pen marks, but is otherwise pristine. Excellent condition and great vintage style! Measures 9 x 5 x 3 3/4".
$145.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Green, Handbag, Leslie of Miami , Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Variety Handbags, Wood, Yellow
Status: Available  
Unmarked Suki Pink & White Lucite & Wood Box Bag 44) Inventory # I00004: Unmarked Suki Pink & White Lucite & Wood Box Bag
Pink and Pretty, this unusual collage of Lucite, fabric and wood combines to make this 50's Flash From The Past! Starting at the bottom rounded corner rectangular wooden base, braided pink & silver cord sides expand toward the white Lucite lid, formed Lucite catch & diagonally set Lucite handle. A water scene of European ladies and gents on an elaborate boat, trimmed in pink rhinestones. I had this bag in black back in the 90s so I am quite sure this is Suki Originals but this example is unmarked. Check the Suki page in Bag Lady University of more information by clicking the maker link in the descriptor list below. Four clear hemisphere feet protect the bottom. Fabulous condition inside and out with just a tiny chip on one end of the paint on the wooden edge (see detail.) Measures 9 1/2 x 5 x 4 " with a 4" high handle.
$225.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Red/Pink, Suki Originals, White/Off-white, Wood
Status: Available  
Unmarked Wilardy Lunchbox Lucite Handbag 45) Inventory # H00075: Unmarked Wilardy Lunchbox Lucite Handbag
Beautiful rose beige Lucite, elegant split handle design and bright gold fittings, sparked by aurora borealis rhinestone trim make this an Lucite bag to be envied. This bag is unmarked but the Wilardy lunchbox bag is illustrated on page 125 of "Carry Me" by Janice Berkson and page 54 of Dooner. Condition is very good, better for the outside. The interior is less than ideal with wear to the lacquer of the interior hinge and darkening of one interior corner. The bottom has some abrasion, but otherwise the exterior is excellent. Measures 8 1/4 x 3 x 5 with an 11" handle.
$225.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Rose Beige, Wilardy
Status: Available  
Unsigned 46) Inventory # A00675: Unsigned
Charming octagonal Art Deco celluloid dance purse has everything a collector could want. The black Bakelite hardware and cording are all original. The black tassel with beaded top replaces the original. The cylindrical carved Bakelite bead slides up to open. The interior is fully lined in beige faille with two open pockets. The condition is excellent with wear to the covering of the cord and slight darkening of a half dozen of the cobalt blue rhinestones, the only flaws. The body measures 3 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 3 1/4 inches with total length 12 1/2 inches ring to tassel.
$325.00
Descriptors: 1930s, Blue/Navy, Celluloid, Handbag, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Unsigned - Lucite briefcase 47) Inventory # D00085: Unsigned - Lucite briefcase
A fabulous trapezoidal eggshell Lucite briefcase bag perches atop four tiny spherical brass feet. The Lucite has a subtle graceful swirl. The interior is fully lined in gold and white stripes. The side gussets show discoloration and one long tear at the flexure point. The bag's condition is not ideal. Defects include small hairline cracks at three of the hinge rivets and spotting of the metal frame. Measures 7 3/4 x 3 x 7 3/4 inches.
$145.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Unsigned-Celluloid and black silk moiré clutch 48) Inventory # B00334: Unsigned-Celluloid and black silk moiré clutch
Classic Art Deco black silk moiré clutch carries a rhinestone trimmed celluloid front panel. The metal snap fastener opens to a beige moiré interior with two open pockets. A framed vintage mirror is included. The back of the bag has a loop handle. There is some edge wear and fraying on the outside and at the flexure points of the lining {see detail}. Measures 4 1/8 x 1/2 x 3 inches.
$225.00
Descriptors: 1930s, Black/Gray, Celluloid, Clutch Bag, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Silk
Status: Available  
Unusual Dorset-Rex Color Block Box Bag 49) Inventory # F00042: Unusual Dorset-Rex Color Block Box Bag
Dorset-Rex bags designs typically run toward the boxy, but this sleek, glossy rectangle sports textured strap trim and handle that simply states "Less is More!" Dorset Fifth Avenue, merged with Rex Fifth Avenue in 1951 to form Dorset-Rex. The thin lid is unadulterated by unnecessary latch hardware. The spotless beige satin interior features a large open pocket and carries the Dorset-Rex woven label. Slight surface wear to the bottom surface is the only defect. Measures 9 x 3 3/4 x 4".
$205.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Art Moderne, Dorset-Rex, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Tortoise
Status: Available  
White Plexigless Panel Constructed Bag 50) Inventory # 000011: White Plexigless Panel Constructed Bag
Unmarked white panel constructed bag with metal frame typical of Tyrolean, base 4 x 6 1/4"x 5 1/4" high, sides taper from 4" at bottom to 4 1/2 at top, metal snap latch, clear moveable rod handle, one darkened area on bottom metal frame section."
$70.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: On Hold
Wilardy - White Lucite scalloped front 51) Inventory # E00074: Wilardy - White Lucite scalloped front
Fabulous Wilardy white Lucite scalloped front bag is rarely found with the incised signature on the interior hinge, which this one has. The floral handle and latch embellishment are trimmed in clear rhinestones. The latch carries a 1957 patent number on the reverse. The over all condition is excellent except for a fogged area on the back. {See detail} Measures 8 1/4 x 4 x 6 inches.
$275.00
Descriptors: Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white, Wilardy
Status: Available  
Wilardy Mottled Cream Lucite Vanity Bag 52) Inventory # H00067: Wilardy Mottled Cream Lucite Vanity Bag
Lucite Vanity bags are rare and this example’s 6-sided shape and fabulous rhinestone embellished bas-relief escutcheon plate just add to its desirability. Wilardy’s catalogue describes this color as “Mottled Pearl.” It has a creamy quality, not a cold white. The large top vanity, identical to one in the 1952-53 catalogue, is likely made by Elgin American and includes a secret compartment beneath the hinged loose powder compact which comes without the original sifter and puff. A hinged lipstick tube flips up to allow use, but avoids the loose, rattling tubes seen in lesser products. Another compartment for cash or cigarettes nestles behind the hinged top mirror. The bag’s friction latch in the envelope flap style lid opens to a large lid mounted mirror and a spacious unlined interior. Carries the incised Wilardy mark. There are some condition issues including a small, non-propagating internal crack at the left front (see detail), spotting on the compact’s metal edges and speckling of the compact’s mirror. The bag’s lid mounted mirror is cracked all the way across and the finish of the interior hinge shows wear. If you expect only perfection, this is not you bag. But if beauty and rarity activate your collecting bug, this is a rare example that is usable and highly collectible. This bag in brown is illustrated on page 45 of "Vintage Vanity bags & Purses" by Roselyn Gerson, valued at $300-400 in 1997. Measures 8 ¼ x 4 x 7 ¾”.
$325.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white, Wilardy
Status: Available  
Wilardy Tortoise Lucite Vanity Bag 53) Inventory # A00457: Wilardy Tortoise Lucite Vanity Bag
Wonderful Wilardy Vanity bag with Tortoise Lucite front and back includes signed loose powder compartment, lipstick tube, stainless steel hinged mirror with compartment behind, circular engine turned interior and 13" serpentine chain handle, all in very good condition with only slight surface aging. Other Wilardy vanities used Elgin-American metal elements and I believe this body is also their work. Measures 5 1/4 x 3 x 1.
$195.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brass, Brown/Earth Tones, Caramel, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Vanity Bag w Built-in Compact, Wilardy
Status: Available  
Wilardy Two tray handbag 54) Inventory # D00150: Wilardy Two tray handbag
Rare and wonderful Wilardy two tray bag has none of the boxiness often seen in Wilardy bags. The incised Wilardy logo on the interior hinge reads "Wilardy U S patented" and points to a date before 1954. The mirror on the inside of the top lid is missing but so is the dark adhesive discoloration so often all too obvious on this translucent Lucite. The condition is structurally perfect. The only defect is fogging of the lower front and lid. Measures 6 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. At the request of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and their President, Diane von Furstenberg, this Wilardy bag was photographed for their new book “American Fashion: Accessories.”
$400.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white, Wilardy
Status: Available  
Wilardy-Elongated oval white Lucite bag  55) Inventory # A00168: Wilardy-Elongated oval white Lucite bag
Elongated oval white Wilardy Lucite bag carries an ornate metal escutcheon on the large five-sided latch. The exaggerated shape points to a mid to late 1950's date. The bag's only defect is a significant degree of fogging and checkering that is quite conspicuous due to the translucency of the Lucite. This is a rare shape in less than perfect condition. Measures 11 x 3 x 6 inches.
$165.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white, Wilardy
Status: Available  
Wilardy-Oyster Lucite with attractive gold filigree latch trim 56) Inventory # B00038: Wilardy-Oyster Lucite with attractive gold filigree latch trim
Oval Oyster Lucite with attractive gold filigree latch trim. The body and front-to-back handle are crafted in the light nearly all opaque Lucite with minimal texture, while the top and bottom are a slightly darker Birdseye Lucite. The bag is unmarked, similar in construction to Wilardy bags, but with enough differences in hardware (handle attachment latch and feet) that I'm quite sure was made by someone else. Very slight gap being between the body and the lid, otherwise flawless. Measures 8 x 4 x 5 1/2 inches.
$225.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white, Wilardy
Status: Available  
Wilardy-Train case style Lucite bag 57) Inventory # C00011: Wilardy-Train case style Lucite bag
Charming train case style Wilardy Lucite bag in coppery tortoise brown. The interior of the lid is filled with a steel mirror that shows some abrasion wear. The bag is signed on the interior hinge. There is fogging visible at some angles on the lid, the bottom, and back (see detail.) The twin Presto locks and other metal hardware are in excellent condition, but show slight lacquer darkening. There is still a lot to love here. Measures 9 x 4 3/4 x 4 1/8 inches.
$190.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Tortoise, Wilardy
Status: Available  
Wounded but Wonderful Llewellyn White Lucite Trough Bag 58) Inventory # E00104: Wounded but Wonderful Llewellyn White Lucite Trough Bag
Occasionally a really nifty but inperfect bag comes my way and, while normally condition is everything, it may be an oportunity to offer a great bag at a reasonable price. This white lucite Llewellyn has style and presence with the curvacous formed latch and white hemishpere peeking from beneath the well textured trough lucite body. Carries the incised Llewellyn mark on the interior of the silver hinge. Alas the bag must have been dropped, as witnessed by the ono-propogating impact crack at the front right corner and the chip missing from the back of the shoulder piece (see detail.) The good news is these defects are well hidded and the bags condition is otherwise pristine. Priced to sell. Measures 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 4"
$115.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Llewellyn, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Wounded but wonderful-Elegant white rectangular bag 59) Inventory # 990422: Wounded but wonderful-Elegant white rectangular bag
Simply elegant white lucite rectangular bag with thirteen 3/8" rhinestones embedded into the stepped up 1/2" thick lid which is carved in a horizontal bar pattern! Curvaceous double hinged strap handles. Unmarked. Significant fogging is present, giving the lid a consistent smoky appearance which looks quite intentional. Some slight body fogging visible a certain angles only. Four clear rounded cylinder feet. Measures 8 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4".
$165.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Wounded but wonderful-Octagonal faceted body 60) Inventory # 990421: Wounded but wonderful-Octagonal faceted body
Wounded but wonderful, this bag’s octagonal faceted body has a slight flair at its base. Beautifully constructed, the side mounted double hinged strap handles are offset from the body of the bag by half pearl spacers. The extravagant 3/4" thick lucite lid is beautifully beveled and reverse carved with floral stems and leaves. Regrettably, the lid is heavily fogged. Contour cut at the front, the lid latches with an interior ball friction fastener. Four clear hemisphere feet. Measures 6" in diameter and 5" tall.
$165.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available