1964 Hand Decorated Enid Collins Box Purse1964 Hand Decorated Enid Collins Box Purse1964 Hand Decorated Enid Collins Box Purse1964 Hand Decorated Enid Collins Box Purse1964 Hand Decorated Enid Collins Box Purse1964 Hand Decorated Enid Collins Box Purse1964 Hand Decorated Enid Collins Box Purse1964 Hand Decorated Enid Collins Box Purse1964 Hand Decorated Enid Collins Box Purse1964 Hand Decorated Enid Collins Box Purse

In the early 1960s, Enid Collins made a place in fashion for herself with her hand decorated wooden box purses. Her trademark, Collins of Texas with the hand-drawn horse, was popular with all the young fashion-conscious ladies. This purse, entitled Money Tree II, copyrighted in 1964, was offered at upscale stores like Neiman Marcus. If you carried one of these handbags, you “had arrived;” they were truly status symbols. The wood box purse measures 12” wide, 6 ½” tall and 2 7/8” deep, not including the handle or clasp; it is hand-painted with the black outline of a bird, tree, and sun and then bejeweled with gold braid, pressed “coins” and rhinestones. The purse closure is made of a black leather strap that fastens over a brass turn-knob. The handle is a shiny vinyl or plastic with brass fasteners. The inside of the purse is spotless; it doesn’t look like anything was ever carried in it. On the inside lid it states: The Original Box Bag by Collins of Texas, hand-decorated for You! copyright 1964 enid Collins. The purse does have a few slight dings and one small nick on the back left bottom. For being 50+ years old, it is in remarkable condition.

This would be a wonderful addition to your vintage fashion collection or to carry everyday. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Item ID: PAJA-ACC-ecpurse


Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: see description, Size: see description

1964 Hand Decorated Enid Collins Box Purse

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