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Antique and Vintage micro/fine beaded reticules/handbags/purses have always been a fascination of mine since childhood.  Little did I know that in my latter years I would become a collector of sorts.  I have a huge confession to make, in the early 1990's, I was offered an opportunity to purchase a large number of antique beaded purses.  The woman that owned them had been collecting them for a number of years because she used the itty bitty beads to do collages on faux Faberge' eggs.  I had contemplated the purchase , ultimately turning it down. I have not, as of this date, run across anything quite as amazing  in quality of what I had passed up years ago, argh, I've been kicking myself in the arse ever since.

I will  attempt to provide you with the most accurate information as possible, with references to additional information.  I am NOT an expert, so if you have information that I'm not privy to, please feel free to correct me, I welcome the educational information.

I'm also always in the market, so if you have a purse to sell, drop me a line with a picture, description, and desired compensation.  As well, please NOTE that my prices are usually whatever the current fair market value is or what the current market is selling at. I am very open to and ALWAYS willing to entertain and consider RESPECTABLE best offers! 

NOTE:  As you can probably ascertain by all the "SOLD" indicators, we, much like everyone else during this economic downturn, have found it necessary to sell our collectibles, RATHER than be a buyer and add to our collection.  So, please understand, that I'm currently NOT in the market to purchase any of the absolutely wonderful offerings I've been sent in the past, nor will I be able to make any purchases in the near future.  But go ahead and bookmark me so that you can return when the economy gets back on it's feet!!  When I'm feeling flush (nothing to do with menopause), I'll be back in the market.

HISTORY of GLASS MICRO BEADS
(click on the above link for a condensed synopsis of micro bead history)

This page last updated  Wednesday June 01, 2011

page 2  - Micro/Fine Beaded/Clutch/Envelope/and everything else styles

ANTIQUE and VINTAGE PURSES

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DRAWSTRING/FLAPPER STYLE

Antique crocheted red and black looped and fringed beaded drawstring purse. Antique carnival glass drawstring beaded purse. Vintage Jet Black Glass Beaded Knitted Drape Purse. Large antique hematite glass beaded drawstring purse.
AP02 AP05 AP06 AP76
 
Antique or vintage beaded silk drawstring reticule bag.      
AP81      

 

Antique beaded bag or purse with geometric design. Antique or vintage purse with art deco flower basket design. Antique knitted with crocheted header steel and carnival glass beaded drawstring reticule. Small Antique micro fine beaded floral drawstring purse.
SOLD
AP85
SOLD
AP88
SOLD
AP42
SOLD
AP39
 
Small antique hand beaded drawstring reticule. Antique Bohemian beaded drawstring bag. Antique white beaded fringed flapper drawstring purse. Antique beaded drawstring reticule with floral pattern.
SOLD
AP19
SOLD
AP77
SOLD
AP04
 SOLD
AP83
Micro beaded floral crocheted drawstring purse. Antique floral drawstring reticule with rare 1 cut brick red fine micro beads.

Antique knitted  micro beaded stylized floral 1800's drawstring purse.

Early 1900's hematite carnival glass beaded wrist swag purse.
SOLD
AP79
SOLD
AP43
SOLD
APO1
SOLD
AP27
 
COIN PURSES
Vintage checkerboard beaded coin purse.     Vintage beaded coin purse qith Swastica type design with silver plated top.
AP77     SOLD
AP84
 

FRENCH CUT STEEL/METAL BEADED STYLE

Antique beaded purse with french cut silver and gold beads and white glass beads. Antique French Cut Steel bronze and purple beaded drawstring reticule hand bag purse. Antique French Cut Steel Art Deco Micro Beaded Fringed Envelope Purse. Antique French Cut steel Beaded Purse.
AP89 SOLD
AP80
AP45
SOLD
AP46
SOLD
 
French Cut Steel Beaded Art Deco Lattice Fringed Purse. Art Deco French Cut Steel Beaded Purse. Vintage strapped, fringed, art deco aluminum beaded purse. Antique French Cut Steel Beaded Floral Basket Coin Purse.
AP47
SOLD
AP48
SOLD
AP07
SOLD
AP37
SOLD
 
Antique steel beaded coin purse with elephant and cool tie tack button closure. Vintage cobalt blue steel beaded purse featuring peacock feathers. French Cut Steel Beaded Envelope Purse with strap and fringe.
AP29
SOLD
AP50
SOLD
AP49
SOLD
AP28
SOLD
 

MESH/CHAINMAIL/DRESDEN/ALUMESH STYLE

Vintage Whiting and Davis Silver Mesh Clutch Purse with Rhinestone Clasp. Vintage silver beadlite mesh cigarette case. Vintage striped enameled alumesh purse. Vintage gold alumesh purse or clutch.
AP41 AP51 AP09 AP24
 
      Vintage Whiting and Davis White Enameled Mesh Purse.
      AP33
SOLD
 
Vintage Silver Mesh Coin Purse. Vintage Whiting and Davis Gold Mesh Gatetop Finger Purse. Vintage Whiting and Davis enameled mesh purse. Vintage Whiting and Davis Dresden Mesh Purse.
AP16
SOLD
AP52
SOLD
AP38
SOLD
AP12
SOLD
 

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