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The October 1955 issue of "Handbags & Accessories" provided guidence for buyers on styles for the upcoming Holiday season. (page 18)

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TOP COMPACT, set in filigree, is featured in geometrically shaped bag. In fluted faille, satin, velvet, brocade. Lee Fran bag at Robertson Gans


A00243: A unique Lee-Fran Black Patent Vinyl Clutch bag with a loose powder compact built into the lid! This is the first clutch of this type I’ve ever seen. The lid is embellished with a decorative floral plastic trim. The interior is fully lined in black faille marked in gold lettering with the Lee-Fran Logo. Very minor paint wear on the floral trim. The fittings are sparkling silver. The compact is matte silver finish. Excellent collectible for the handbag or compact maven! Measures 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/4”. Sold for $195 in 2008

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A00471: White Brocade Truncated Pyramid Bag with built-in compact by Lee-Fran. The loose powder compact is burnished silver and includes a mirror but no puff or sifter. The bag is not without its faults including stains on the pink taffeta lining, a yellowing of the exterior edges of the bag. A desirable collectible bag, identical but for fabric to one illustrated on page 256 of “Vintage Vanity Bags & Purses” by Gerson. Priced to sell! Measures 6 ˝ x 4 x 4”. Sold for $75 in 2006

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