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was $145

Sweet vintage 40's croc purse in fabulous useable condition.
The croc skin is shiny, soft, and has been conditioned
with special conditioner for reptile purses.

Leather lining shows very little use, and is clean.
The inside leather lining does not need conditioning.
It will just be dusted clean with a soft brush.
There is a brass zippered side pocket that is lined in green rayon faille.
Open side wall pocket on the other side.
The brass hardware is brilliant.
Tilt back clasp.
Unusual tear drop shaped profile.
The bottom is not flat, and it is a miracle that I got it to stand up for the photos,
without assistance.

The handle is about 12" long and offers a 6 1/2" drop.
The purse measures 8" across, and 5 3/4" tall.
The side measures 1 1/4" deep, at the top,
and widens to about 3 3/8" at it's widest point across the gusset.
There is no designer name inside the purse.

The underside of the handle is reinforced with leather.
The natural seams of the croc skin are bendable, and show no lifting.
If you are hard on your vintage purses, this handle will eventually need to be replaced.

There is a line, where the natural seam of the skin appears to be lifting,
it is the characteristic of the seam, and only lifts 1/32" or 1mm. It is not a tear,
and this purse has no repairs. This can be found on the side of the purse with the larger of the skin patterns, on the right side, along side the leather piping.

Vintage reptile bags are not to be abused. Especially when more often than not,
we, the new owners do not know how they were stored in the past.
Reptile skins are very precious, and delicate, and must be respected.
I examine my croc purses and condition and clean each one before they go up for sale.
I honestly depict and describe what I see, and tell you how to take care of them,.

Do not hang her up on a chair, door nob, hook, or nail.
Lay her down, when she is not in use.
When storing her away, stuff her with clean tissue paper,
so her body does not cave in, if you pile other purses or items on top of her.

Do not store leathers or skins in a erratic temperature environment, like an attic.
Do not store them in a moist or damp basement.
BIG no no.

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SALE Vintage 1940's Warm Brown Crocodile Purse Leather Lined