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Period: 1940s
A Rare Early Hermes Regain Named Crocodile Handbag - France Circa 1945-1950
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1945-1950 France PLEASE NOTE THIS RARE BAG IS ONLY SHIPPABLE IN EUROPE. Rare handbag by the famous Sellier Hermès named Regain and dating from 194...
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French 1940s Handbags and Purses

Vintage Tapestry handbag
Located in Romford, GB
Beautiful vintage 1940s handbag . Stunning tapestry work with lots of detail. Gorgeous frame with stones and cut gems. Ina very good condition . Two tiny stones missing in the midd...
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1940s Handbags and Purses

Vintage Hermes Kelly Bag Retourne Brown Box Leather 35cm Top Handle Bag 1945
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This fabulous handbag was made by Hermes in 1945. Originally coined the Sac a Depeches - this piece was made about 12 years before Grace Kelly wore the style that we now know as the...
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French 1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Guild Creations Wool Hand Bag
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a classy 1940s Guild Creations wool hand bag with zip closure. This solid black wool fabirc purse is high lighted with a wave shaped gold-tone metal engraved frame and set wi...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

Vintage Black Crepe & Crystal Evening Purse 1940s
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A Vintage Crepe & Crystal Evening Purse. A delightful wristlet evening purse from the 1940s. Crafted in crepe and watermark taffeta. The ruched detailing proving wonderfully demure a...
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1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Black Felt Handbag w Large Bakelite Frame and Loop Handle
Located in Gresham, OR
1940s Black Felt Handbag w Large Bakelite Frame and Loop Handle: Triangular shaped bag with single loop handle and pointed corners. Beautiful caramel colo...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

Hermès Shiny Black Porosus Crocodile Kelly Bag with Gold Hardware 28, 1940.
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Hermès Rare Vintage Shiny Black Porosus Crocodile Kelly Handbag with Gold Hardware 28cm, 1940. Originally introduced in the early 1930's as the Sac à dépêches bag, the Kelly became world renowned after Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco appeared on the cover of Life magazine shielding her baby bump from the paparazzi with a Kelly. With the help of Grace Kelly, the Kelly bag became a highly coveted luxury piece with over 24 hours of hand craftsmanship into each bag made in a variety of colors, leathers and finishes. This exceptionally rare and sought after piece of Hermès history was believed to have been hand crafted in France in the original Hermès atelier...
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French 1940s Handbags and Purses

Boucheron Silver and Vermeil Vanity Case
Located in PARIS, FR
Boucheron Silver Vanity Case in vermeil - Good condition. Slight traces of wear over time. scratches and light tarnish - Boucheron silver vermeil vani...
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French 1940s Handbags and Purses

Vintage Handbag by 'Garay' USA, Chenille flowers in diferent colors, USA 1950s
Located in Stuttgart, DE
This timeless collectable from the 1950s is an oversized, eyecaticng statement piece that adds a hint of tastful clamur to any ensable. Suptous cut velvet - chenille fabric in mult-l...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

Vintage Bag in black red and beige Chenille by 'Garay' in the 1950s USA
Located in Stuttgart, DE
A fun young bag designed in the 1950s USA with one longer handle made of printed Velvet/Chenille in diferent colors. Lined with black skay/artificial leather, which is typical of...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

French Chinoiserie Enamel Embroidered Sequin Clutch
Located in New York, NY
Amazing French Chinoiserie Embroidered Sequin Clutch with enameled silver frame. Beautifully hand embroidered with gold and silver tinsel threads over gold sequins on a vibrant purpl...
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French 1940s Handbags and Purses

Hermes Vintage Travel Razor Shaving Set Brown Leather Case
Located in Rome, Rome
Rare and hard to find vintage travel razor in case by Hermes - Paris. Possibly dating back to the 1940s. Two piece 'Wardonia - Sheffield' safety r...
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French 1940s Handbags and Purses

Charming Art Deco Beaded Flower Bag
Located in New York, NY
Charming Art Deco Beaded Flower Bag from the 1940's, Belgium. 3D flower with pearly beaded petals on an oval form zippered base with silvery beaded loop ...
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Belgian 1940s Handbags and Purses

Whiting & Davis Ivory Enamel Mesh Handbag w Bakelite Chain and Frame, 1940s
Located in Tucson, AZ
An eye-catching alternative to the traditional gold and silver metal mesh for which the company is famous, this rare enamel plated mesh version also features a unique Bakelite top fr...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Louis Vuitton Trunk from Saks & Cy New York Store
Located in London, GB
This stunning trunk by Louis Vuitton from Saks & Cy - Fifth Avenue - New York store features brass corners with leather trim, two brass closures and a keyed latch. The handle is bras...
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French 1940s Handbags and Purses

Art Deco Sapphire and Ruby Set Micro Bead Bag
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco Sapphire and Ruby Set Micro Bead Bag from the 1940's set in sterling silver. Dozens of hand set rubies and sapphires are set in an openwork floral pattern. Plunger stone appears to be a green tourmaline. Open work back is elaborately hand etched silver. Exquisite craftsmanship with the frame, hand made in Italy with the micro glass bead hand base...
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Italian 1940s Handbags and Purses

Exclusive Black Crocodile Leather Kelly Style Handbag
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This vintage "Hermes look" bag is made of glossy quality crocodile leather. The interior is leather and has 3 compartments, 1 with a inside closure. Gold h...
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1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Elaborately Embroidered Bird Silk Box Clutch
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous black silk clutch purse elaborately embroidered with a bird and flowers on the front and back. it has a gold metal frame, top snap closur...
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1940s Handbags and Purses

Josef of Belgium Hexagon Glass Beaded 1940s Handbag
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous black glass seed beaded handbag in a great wave pattern by Josef. It has a top handle, silk lining with a pocket and a gold clasp top closu...
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Belgian 1940s Handbags and Purses

Delill Square Glass Beaded 1940s Handbag
Located in Water Mill, NY
A beautiful fine black glass beaded by Delill in and intracate square pattern. It has a top handle, top black glass button closure and is silk lined with an inner pocket. Height 8"...
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Belgian 1940s Handbags and Purses

Black Carnival 1940s Beaded Triangle Box Handbag
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous black glass carnival bead triangular box purse. It has a twisted top handle, gold metal ball clasp closure, elaborate gold metal filigree frame and silk lining with 2 inn...
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1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Bronze Steel Cut Bead Circular Box Bag w/ Mirror
Located in Greenport, NY
1940s Bronze Steel Cut Bead Circular Box Bag w/ Mirror Circular shaped bucket box bag with an exterior of glass bronze beads and pleated detailing. Attached lid with circular mirro...
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1940s Handbags and Purses

40s Dark Brown Alligator Handbag
Located in San Francisco, CA
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Unknown 1940s Handbags and Purses

New Tyrolean Brown Suede Mini Steamer Trunk 24-Karat Gold Plate Filigree, 1940s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Hands-down the most clever, unusual and sculptural evening bag we’ve seen, this extremely collectable handbag resembles a miniature 1930s steamer trunk—if steamer trunks had been surrounded by 24-karat gold plate filigree, that is. This incredible bag’s front face unlatches and lays flat to reveal a mirror on its interior face, an elastic band to hold its original comb and comb sleeve, and a series of padded silk moiré interior drawers and compartments. A handbag worthy of a trip on the Queen Mary...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

Blue Carnival Glass Beaded 1940s Box Handbag
Located in Water Mill, NY
A spectacular midnight blue carnival glass beaded round box purse. The handbag has vertical raised pleats around it's circumference, a round base ...
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1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Italian Taupe Alligator Croc Embossed Vintage 40s Leather Handbag Purse
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic 1940s Italian made alligator / crocodile embossed patent leather bag! Perfect taupe color is great all year, and matches anything. Pale gold hardware, and removable chain strap....
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Italian 1940s Handbags and Purses

Brown Satin Beaded Evening Box Handbag, 1940's
Located in Atlanta, GA
1940's brown satin handbag fully embellished with intricate beading that provides a coppery sheen. The boxy silhouette has a wide flat fabric handle and a snap front flap closure. ...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Black Twill Purse with Decorative Brass Hardware
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Black twill purse with a decorative brass closure, gathered body toped with decorative frame. The interior of the purse is made of a black lining with several pocket and one of...
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1940s Handbags and Purses

1940 Koret Butterfly Flap Boucle Gold Bullion Clutch w Gold Sequin Accents
Located in Gresham, OR
1940s Koret gold metal boucle textured bullion clutch with a butterfly shaped flap and spring-back hinged closure. Heavily embellished with gold-tone sequins and beading. Interior is...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

Vintage 1940's Black Beaded Box Bag
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This breathtaking 1940's large rectangle box bag, with brass metal features is the perfect finishing piece to your ensemble. The rectangle shape of the bag, box an exterior of black...
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1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Brown Alligator Clutch
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Brown Alligator Clutch Slight wear in the lining. L 9 H 7 D 2
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Unknown 1940s Handbags and Purses

Vintage bag hand-embroidered light green and leather from the 1950, USA
Located in Stuttgart, DE
A hand embroidered bag all around. Colorful roses with buds and leaves on a light green background. Inside lined light leather with a zipper compa...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

Koret Bakelite Trimmed Double Pouch Bag
Located in New York, NY
Koret Double Pouch Bag in black calf leather with caramel bakelite trim. A practical attached "change purse" is applied to the front. 1940's USA. Excellent condition. 10" wide x 9" ...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Art Deco Ebony Iridescent Glass Beaded Evening Purse
Located in University City, MO
1940s Exquisite ebony art deco glass carnival beaded evening purse The elegant oval-shaped evening bag is encrusted with elaborate black iridisc...
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Unknown 1940s Handbags and Purses

Flower Shaped Handbag in Cream Leather with Gilt Metal Accents
Located in Chicago, IL
This darling, flower shaped handbag has wonderful details. The round body of the bag is accessed by way of a zipper. The front and back of the bag each have a 3-dimensional flower wi...
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1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Art Deco Black Carnival Glass Beaded Handbag
Located in University City, MO
1940s Art Deco Black carnival glass beaded evening bag The elegant retro handbag is encrusted with tiny iridescent jet glass hand beading on all s...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

Walborg unique copper beaded frame evening bag 1940s NWT
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Walborg unique copper beaded frame evening bag from the 1940s, new with the original tag. This beautiful bag has a oval-ish shape which is unique. The ha...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

A cream beaded evening bag, with a fabulous jewelled frame, Josef, USA, 1940s.
Located in Greyabbey, County Down
This rare and iconic clutch bag, in the realm of vintage and collectable handbags, made for Saks Fifth Avenue by Josef, is crowned with an exubera...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

HERMES Kelly 35 Crocodile Shiny Black Bag
Located in Paris, FR
MAGNIFICENT Kelly 35 bag from the House of HERMES in shiny black porosus crocodile. The jewelry is gold plated. On each tab, inscription "HERMES Paris". It...
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French 1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Rouched Alligator Handbag
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Rouched Alligator Handbag Beautiful gathered alligator handbag circa 1940, with snap closure and three interior pockets. L 11.5 H 5 D 5
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1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Harry Rosenfeld Sage Velvet Envelope Clutch W/ Beaded & Embroidered Flap
Located in Gresham, OR
A gorgeous Indian-inspired 1940s Harry Rosenfeld sage green velvet envelope clutch with a classic Indian floral design, beaded and embroidered flap in gunmetal, copper and rose gold ...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

Hermes Navy Calf Pan Clutch with Sterling Silver Hardware
Located in New York, NY
Hermes classic vintage navy calf leather "Pan" clutch featuring a fold over top with Art-deco push-lock closure of sterling silver signed Hermes and is made around 1930-1940's. Attr...
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French 1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Black Alligator Handbag
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Black Alligator Handbag Slight tarnish on the metal work. L 12 H 9 D 4.5
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Unknown 1940s Handbags and Purses

Hobe Gem Encrusted Evening Bag
Located in New York, NY
Hobe Gem Encrusted Evening Bag with faux rubies and diamonds, hand set into an enormous gilt filigreed frame. Wonderful quality with black silk velvet po...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Apricot Twill Hand Bag with Brass Hardware
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s twill hand bag in a rare tone of apricot twill. The closure is made of brass and designed into a decorative curse to match the decorative grip on the double sash handle. The in...
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1940s Handbags and Purses

1940's Satin Flower Bag
Located in New York, NY
Charming satin evening bag with applied motif made of dozens of loops of bias satin to form an oversized flowerhead near clasp. Push button clasp. 1940's USA. 8" x 8" with 14" handle...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

Jet Caviar Beaded Bag with Coil Handles
Located in New York, NY
Jet Caviar Beaded Bag with Self Bead Coil Handles from the 1940's. Snap tight clasp closure. Beautiful quality. 1940's USA. 6"h x 9" x 3.5", Handles add 5" in height. Excellent con...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

Tiffany Pink Silk Lame Clutch
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany Pink Silk Lame Square Clutch with 14k gold tips at corners to protect for wear. Silk moire lining, with handle which folds flat. Deep Rose pink wi...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Brown Velvet Muff
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Brown Velvet Muff. Ruched detail along top and arm holes. Velvet is in excellent condition with no noticeable pressing on fabric. Opens along top with metal zipper with lucite ...
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1940s Handbags and Purses

Hermès Rare Men's Leather Toiletry Traveling Briefcase
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Collectible and rare 1940s Hermès leather travelingcase. Case is numbered, pre-letter dating. Great condition with all interior parts in place. Black box calf leather has very minor ...
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French 1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Brown Round Alligator Purse
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Brown Round Alligator Purse. Gold tone hardware, leather interior.
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1940s Handbags and Purses

Art Deco Lame and Diamond Evening Bag
Located in New York, NY
Custom Evening Bag made in the 1940's with a bakelite frame, adorned with a lovely Art Deco diamond basket on a French lame broche base. The tortoise bake...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

Harry Rosenfeld 40s Clutch in Beautiful Tweed and Gold Leather
Located in Gresham, OR
An absolutely gorgeous 1940s Harry Rosenfeld Original clutch handbag: Envelope style with button-lock closure in gorgeous gold flecked tweed and lined in glamorous gold metallic leat...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Large Faille Clutch with Gloves
Located in Alford, MA
A unique design from the 1940s, this oversized clutch in black faille features a curved top and sides as well as central section of black-on-black design fabric that matches the trim...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Cordé Shoulder Bag with Lucite Pull
Located in Alford, MA
Very unusual to find a shoulder bag in this genre, and especially in this circular shape. Body and shoulder strap is crocheted in black, fully lined, with zip compartment. Metal zipp...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

Multicolored Abstract Pattern Beaded Clutch
Located in New York, NY
Vibrantly colored abstract patterned beaded clutch circa 1950s. Lined in blue and gold striped lurex from the period. Snap closure.
Excellent condit...
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American 1940s Handbags and Purses

Golden Mesh Deco Clutch with Paste set Frame
Located in New York, NY
Unusual gilt metal mesh clutch from the 1940's. Paste set frame with paste toggle. Extremely supple mesh lined in peach rayon.
Origin: US Zone Germa...
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1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Anne-Marie of France Suede Novelty Telephone Bag
Located in London, GB
A fine and rare 1940s Anne-Marie of France novelty handbag. Made from black kid leather and in the shape of a telephone, with the telephone receiver holder functioning as the lever clasp to open the bag. Inside is a black satin lined compartment with one internal pocket. The bag’s hardware is in brass which includes the telephone dial...
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French 1940s Handbags and Purses

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