PURSEonally Speaking: Spring 2022

PURSEonally Speaking: Spring 2022

Dear APCS Members:  PURSEonally Speaking, Vol. 7, Number 3 leads off with a reminder to Register for the Gathering! We meet in Albuquerque on October 13-16 and invite you to send in your registration by September 15th. There is still time to join the fun!  This...

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...

34th International Perfume Bottle Assoc Convention

The 34th International Perfume Bottle Association convention  will be held April 28-May 1, 2022. The four day event features formal presentations by leading collectors and authors, interactive round table discussions and a discovery program called Treasures Found. ...

Member Profile – Frieda Piechnick

Although hers looks like a lifetime collection, Frieda Piechnick only started collecting celluloid purses 7 years ago.  She makes purses for some of her purse frames, and they are works of art.  This is a bit about Frieda along with some jaw-dropping photos you won't...
In The Shadow Of The Convents by Barbara Catanese

In The Shadow Of The Convents by Barbara Catanese

IN THE SHADOW OF THE CONVENTS  Since the Middle Ages, both convents and monasteries have been the only beacon of light all along those difficult centuries, with monks copying classical books again and again and nuns preserving the arts of embroidering and lacemaking....