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I have beaded handmade handbags that is at least 30 years old.

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I have beaded handmade handbags that is at least 30 years old. The inside of one bag says "Leo Miller, Paris, France" How much do you think there worth?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 5 years ago.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It's white Beaded with pink beaded flowers. 6" x 6" pink design in the middle. beaded clasp w/ a 9" inch gold chain. the inside said "Leo Miller i think it has an address: 12 R. CASTIGLIONE - PARIS 1ER" and its hand made in Paris. I'll try and get a picture for you.
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 5 years ago.
Okay - looking forward to seeing the pictures - sounds very lovely!
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
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Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 5 years ago.
Hi,
I'm just waiting to see your photos, and then I'll supply you with an answer. Thanks!
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 5 years ago.
Hi Christine,
Thanks for the pictures!

I just need to clarify a couple of things: There are three bags, right? And the labels belong to the first two? The third one doesn't have a label, correct? Thanks!
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
that is correct the 3rd one is embrodered not beaded
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 5 years ago.
Thanks for the additional information, Christine.

Let's take the bags one by one.

I'll start with the third one, because it's first in your pictures. It is a petit point bag, which is a tiny form of needlepoint. These bags are collectible, and I can see yours is in excellent condition, but they aren't popular at the moment. Some of these have scenes on them, but I like the florals best. With its brass frame and chain, its retail value is $100.

Next, the black purse: This one looks a little larger, and its style is from the 1940s. I can't tell if it's in perfect condition, but if it is, its current retail value is $175.

Last, the Leo Miller bag. The company is located at Rue Castiglione, Paris. The bag is most likely from the 1960s, and its current retail value is $175.

You'll notice that the petit point bag is worth far less than the other two. That's just because they're out of popularity right now. it' a cyclical thing, so the value could go up in the future.

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