I was told that it is a N.O.S. handbag and it sure looks like N.O.S. (new old stock - meaning old, but never sold so never used) vintage handbag - probably from the 1950's.
But because I am not positve with this one and I see that the goldtone closure has discolored with age, I am putting it at a sale price.
This one is a rather large handbag of black patent leather outside with black vinyl inside.
There is a bi-fold asymetrical flap over this handbag to keep contents secure.
Beautiful vintage handbag !
This has a goldtone clasp closer/knob and gold tone hardware for the handle which is also in an asymetrical shape.
The handle is a stiff single handle and also of the same patent leather material as the exterior of the purse.
Inside of this purse are three main/larger sections. One of these sections has one pocket on the side and an even smaller pocket on that one that has an 'Scott' brand metal zipper that is fully operational.
Measurements: 9 1/2" across, not including the handle.
3 1/2 "wide, when closed.
7 " tall not including the handle.
Handle part that is usable is about 18" long and varies from about 1" to 2 "wide.
Look at the photos and you can see that this looks new and was probably never used as even the bottom shows no wear.
The clasp does show a little discoloration from age, but it is hardly noticable.
Patent leather shows every tiny piece of fuzz and minor flaw which happens in the showroom so it is difficult to be certain - therefore the lower/used price - just in case.
* I do not clean the items - I sell them in the same condition as I find them as I am not an expert.
As this is delicate, it will need to be sent in a box and packed carefully which means it adds to the cost of getting it to you, but this cannot be helped.
*If you are local, it is at my Hubbard Ohio Gift Shop with free local pick up.