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...
Member Profile – Lisbet Sjoberg

Member Profile – Lisbet Sjoberg

Lisbet Sjoberg found her way from Sweden to the United States in 1965, at the age of 21, with $300 to her name.  Before Lisbet arrived, her sister lived in Washington D.C. and worked at the embassy.  She helped Lisbet get a job at Holiday Inn in Baltimore.  After...