Thursday, October 20, 2011

This is Not a Lucite Purse

not a lucite purse
This is a plastic sewing basket (the plastic seams are a dead giveaway). You see these on Etsy, you see them on eBay, you find them in antique stores and the seller ALWAYS has them listed as a lucite purse. There is even a lucite purse book that includes it. If you want to use one as a purse I think that's great and I'm sure it looks very cute, I just want people to know what it really is and not get tricked by a seller claiming that it's some ultra rare 50s designer piece worth $180 (seen that too). They're not rare and they're not lucite. They're worth about $20 at the most. At any given time you can find at least ten online for sale.

And that concludes my Vintage Public Service Announcement. Back to packing orders...

3 comments:

  1. Good to know! I love them- cute as a purse or sewing basket! I found a small clear one that I keep my hand sewing needles and thimbles in.

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  2. My mom has one of these, I think she had told me that it was an item that had come with a department store purchase. I do see them quite often for sale.

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