This is one of the finest examples of a genuine Patent Leather Kelly Handbag to be found. From the maker Classy Leather Goods Company from New York City, this outstanding treasure is circa 1949. The company also proudly served this country's military as it was selected to make the handbags for the Women's Auxiliary Army Corp also known as the WAAC. This beauty is one of five from a private estate collection, and for a handbag that is approaching seventy years old, it is in excellent condition. You must see it to really appreciate the depth and overall condition as it is astounding.
This fine Classy is an ultra-rare, genuine leather original in the deepest Black. The moment you first touch and hold this magnificent Classy the gleam from the Black will make you smile. Seldom do you ever see a Patent Leather in such spectacular condition. Look at the styling of this handbag and it was quite obvious that this is a very well made handbag.
Today, this Kelly will make a stunning impression and is very functional as well as beautiful. Whether you wear it to the boardroom, formal event, or traveling, this Classy is truly luxurious in every way. With ease, it can carry a tablet and your essentials in grand style with full protection.
When you feel the soft body and see the blinding Black Patent leather, you know right away that this is a very high quality handbag. Open the gavel shaped turn-lock to see a clean Natural Tan vinyl lining. There are five, full-length compartments with two, zippered security pockets and three slip compartments.
The Pana Brand zippered divider pockets float to three-quarters to the bottom so you can reach under them. The zippers oppose each other in opening. Inside, it is spotless clean and odor-free. In the front of the second pocket is the name: "Classy" in its trademark logo. The zippers work perfectly which is truly remarkable for its age. There is not one tear or stain inside and none of those “age” smells.
On the outside, the artistic lines are evident and are deliberate. The Patent leather is clean with no dull marks and even the bottom is spotless clean which is a testament to the meticulous care this Classy has received.
The brass back plate shine with blinding brilliance and the double handles are supple and has no wear. This is truly a bag you can carry with gloves, if desired. It is really that nice. This is a Classy that is a true, very rare collectible as only a few of this style ever existed. It is doubtful that there are many, if any, left like this. You will not be disappointed with this gorgeous Classy.
This is a LARGE, luxury handbag that measures 9 ½ “L x 7" H x 4”D and the handle afford a 7" drop. Enough to shoulder carry when needed.
As always, this luxurious Classy will come to you shipped with the utmost care via USPS Priority Mail with insurance. Never a handling charge, just the exact shipping to your zip code. I ship all over the world and will gladly combine shipping on multiple purchases.
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