PURSE TALES

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Henrik Møller Dragestil Purse

Henrik Møller Dragestil Purse

In the 1880s a dragon got loose in Norway. Actually it was more like hundreds of dragons got loose. You could see them peaking out under the eaves of churches, ski chalets and homes. Their sinewy forms wrapped around wooden roofs and stone arches.

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Purse Collector: Melissa Overdorf

Purse Collector: Melissa Overdorf

By June D. Bell, CostCo Connection
MELISSA OVERDORF’S purse obsession began innocently enough, with a 1940s petit point Asprey of London handbag she inherited from her grandmother in 1999. Before long, the smitten Seattle resident was hunting down vintage beaded, mesh and fabric purses on eBay and at antique fairs.”

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Purse Tales: WAC Dorothy L. Lammerson

Purse Tales: WAC Dorothy L. Lammerson

Despite challenges, more than 150,000 WACs served in World War 2, releasing seven divisions of men for combat. One of these WACs was Pvt. Dorothy L. Head who later married and became Pvt. Dorothy L. Lammerson. This is her purse.

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The story of the World Expos as told by purses

The story of the World Expos as told by purses

More than 160 years ago we celebrated the first world exposition. While there had been previous national exhibitions, the “Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations” in 1851 London was the first to become a worldwide event. The Great Exhibition, as it is known, sparked an event that continues to this day with the opening of Expo 2015 Milan.

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Sutton Hoo purse lid

Sutton Hoo purse lid

In 1939 what is considered the medieval equivalent of King Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered under a burial mound in Suffolk, England. Underneath one of the mounds was an 88 foot (27 meter) long Anglo Saxon ship from the 7th century (between 610 and 635 AD). At the center of the ship was a burial chamber packed with an amazing treasure.

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