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Plastics were hot in Summer 1942, as this article indicates. As WWII went on, plastic tile bags by Plasticflex and others became staples of fashion. (June 1942 Luggage & Leather Goods, page 44.)

A00591: Jolles Wartime production plastic clutch bag in stripes of red, white, black and green. Limited materials for luxury goods, restricted by the WWII War Department, resulted in this unique bag, made of half round tubes attached to black canvas. The fabric label affixed to the single open pocket reads “Plastic-rol Reg. U.S. Off Jolles Corp." A unique bit of handbags history! Measures 11 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 7 inches.

Valued at $65 and available at The Bag Lady Emporium

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