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...

Beaded Bags from the Erzgebirge (Germany)

Beaded Bags from the Erzgebirge Author: Bettina LevinOriginally appeared in The Bead Society of Great Britain Journal #140Summer/Autumn 2022Posted here with their permission   German APCS member Bettina Levin has written several articles for the Bead Society of Great...

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...