Thursday, December 25, 2008

Hey, everyone! After a year-long hiatus, this old bag is back with more of her old bags! Thought I’d start everything off with a sweet little purse that’s a definite rarity.

Pink and White Coil Cord Purse. 1940s. Maker: Unknown, but possibly the Plasticoil Company. Baby pink and white plastic coils decorate this cloth bag, which has a zipper with goldtone circular pull, black patterned lining, and coil-covered handle.

These are sometimes called “telephone cord purses,” but that’s erroneous, since phones—and their colors—as we know them now weren’t available in the ‘40s. I have several coil cord purses, but when I saw this rare pink and white one, I jumped at the chance to own it. Most coil bags are either multi-colored or ivory, but I've seen them in navy, red and brown. Never pink. This one is a real gem.



Some Like it Vintage said...

That is such a great purse. You have a really nice collection!

Betina Sandra Guelman said...

You have a really nice collection!

Wendy said...

Some Like it: Welcome and thanks! I'll be sure to check out your site.

Betina: Thanks for stopping by! I'll be visiting you, too.

sweetheartville said...

Gorgeous! Glad to see you back on this blog. I hope you and yours had a happy Christmas.

Wendy said...

Thanks, Holly! I'm glad to be back.