Kim’s still busy sorting through all the vintage purses her grandmother had, trying to decide which to save & which to sell…
Vintage Metallic Mesh & Lucite Handbag
Such problems! *wink*
One question she asked me was regarding how to decide what to save & what to sell.
That’s a really subjective question…
Not just because beauty is in the eye of the beholder (or the holder of the vintage bag), but because value is a tricky thing.
(Just like those MasterCard ads say. lol)
Certainly those purses which remind Kim of her grandma are “priceless,” as are any purses that Kim may have no memory of — like vintage handbags which are connected to special family occasions (worn to weddings, etc.), and/or those which appear in family photographs. But then again, purses in photographs may have stronger sales appeal because collectors like proof of the vintage item’s age — it’s a form of provenance which adds to its collectibility. So if you want to get the most bucks when the auction gavel bangs… I guess those are the ones to sell.
Rare purses will fetch the biggest bucks too; but then, will you kick yourself later for parting with such a rare purse that you’ll likely never see again?
Ultimately, what it comes down to is what would you like to get for them vs. how much they mean to you — or any other family members (including your children or future children!) who might skin you alive for getting rid of them.
Then again, whatever you keep had better be stored &/or cared for properly…
So the choices may not be so so easy, huh? *wink*
Though for me, it would probably be easy: Keep them all!
The photo shown here is another vintage Lucite purse that Kim would like some help identifying; this one is rather unusual: metallic mesh with tortoiseshell Lucite bottom & handles with rhinestones. Have any ideas? Please comment!