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Vintage Seashell and Seahorse General Crafts Jewel Tone Canvas Bucket Bag -- a day at the beach inspired purse -- 1970s

Canvas bucket bag with image is of a seahorse, starfish, coral reef, and sea shells with a very playful feel to it. Made from a kit that was for creating your own homemade purse which we believe to be General Crafts Jewel Tone Kit from Baltimore. Popular in the 60s and 70s -- you could make your own Enid Collins style purse at home for less!


Height - 10.5 inches (not including the handles)
Width - 11 inches
Depth - 3 and 3/4 inches
Handle Length tip to tip - 13 and 1/2 inches

The purse in in good to very good used vintage condition with some issues of note as can be seen in photographs.

The off white vinyl trim is not as crisp as when new and shows signs of being carried with a few ink spot on the back. One of the studs that holds the purse closing flap has come loose on the back. Some stitching along the bottom trim have worn away. The stones and sequins have some vintage patina from age -- all seem to be in place. Very light fraying at the ends of some of the cord. There are some smudges on the side of the purse (canvas area). The zipper has come unattached to the inside pocket. Overall the condition is age appropriate for a canvas bucket bag that was carried and loved by the original owner. The bag is sound structurally.

Serious collectors please view photos for additional conditions that might concern you.

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Seahorse and Seashell Bag Vintage Canvas Purse Jewel Tone Beach Resort General Craft Bucket Bag Canvas Handbag Starfish 1970s


  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Style: Jewel Tone Seahorse
  • Dimensions: 10.5 by 11 inches
  • Materials: rhinestones, canvas, sequins, jewel tone kit
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 547 reviews
  • Favorited by: 160 people