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Enid Collins Paper Mache
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I believe the Enid Collins paper mache decorated bags were only made when she was having her bags assembled in Puerto Rico. If so, that would date this bag to 1966- 1968. The pocket inside, which is clearly leather, has Collins of Texas on it, but this bag did not get the ec initials stamped on the outside. We assume this was an oversight at the factory. These bags were not made after she sold her company.
The handle, trim, and closure flap are all shiny black patent leather. This bag is a slightly smaller size, measuring 9" wide at the top x 7-1/2" high (without the handle) x 3" deep at the bottom.
This bag is in Near Mint Conditon. It appears to never have been used with the only wear being some shelf wear on the wooden bottom. There are no marks, stains, or yellow dots on the canvas. The golden jewel on the flower is bright and shiny and the paper mache undamaged. The patent leather has no nicks, scuffs, or cracks. Any marks seen in the photos on the black patent are only lighting reflections - it is perfect.