Perle fur Perle Book for sale

FOR SALE… Comprehensive resource on antique purses. Book is 792 pages. Loaded with beautiful color photos throughout. This book weighs over seven pounds so don’t drop it on your foot! It’s in like new condition. Asking $150.00 + book rate shipping. Please refer to...

Plastic Purses – article by Wendy Dager

From (the always-entertaining) Wendy Dager of The Vintage Purse Museum: As promised, here's the link to the article I wrote about plastic handbags for The Vintage Purse Museum. It's very long and there were a lot of complexities (which I tried to simplify because I'm...

2022 APCS Gathering – Albuquerque

The 2022 Gathering was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the historic Andaluz Hotel located downtown on Central Avenue, a section of the famous Route 66.   Museums, presentations, and people meeting up for a great time!  Click here to read all about it (NOTE you...

Antique French Leather Purse

Early 19th Century Leather Purse  For sale is a ca. 1820 French leather purse with its original cut steel chain and steel key clasp. The lyre is also cut steel and of the period. The small steel piece on the front body is missing a small section and is a basket of...

The Torse Bead

Surprise treasure - the TORSE  BEAD    Author: Vicki Schwager  So.... what is it? And, why would a purse collector want it? “Torse” is French for twist. A torse bead is a twisted metal bead, more precisely a twisted French Steel Bead. Some silver and gold ones are...