September 29, 2011My Vintage 1960s Enid Collins Purse Collection
By Sara In AZ
I was inspired by Betty Crafter’s recent post on her AMAZING Enid Collins purse collection. If y’all haven’t seen her post on her Enid Collins purses yet you should definitely check it out!
I thought it would be fun to show you what I’ve found along the way, even though my collection is pretty small. I suppose I don’t have many purses because I am kind of cheap-o about buying Collins Purses. The average price I paid was right around $20, but some I even found for $5.
All Collins purses usually have cute names printed on the purse associated with the design of the bag. I just love that!
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This first purse is called Pavan. I looked up the meaning of the word pavan and it is related to a peacock’s courting movements. Well I guess that makes sense, seeing as it looks like those two birds are making the ‘eyes’ at each other! I think the birds are real sweet and I really like the green color.
This next Collins purse is called Carriage Trade. I think this purse is one of my favorites because every time I look at it I think of Cinderella and her carriage. So sweet!
My next Collins Purse is called Cable Car. I think this one is so cool because of the San Fransisco scene painted around the Cable Car and the Golden Gate bridge in the background. Unfortunately this purse is missing 3 stones, which drives me insane! You cannot just go down to Joann and pick up jewel stones like these either, believe me I’ve looked. If anyone has a pear shaped diamond/clear stone and pear shape emerald color stone along with an emerald color multi-faceted round stone, from a Collins Bag, that you do not need please let me know I will gladly buy them from you!
Here is another Collins Les Fleurs purse. This one actually came with the original box. Crazy huh! I got this one from an estate sale where this lady was crazy for Enid Collins purses. There literally must have been 100 purses there. A lot of them were still in the original boxes. I don’t think this purse had ever been used.
Here is the back of the Collins Box.
This is my last Collins bag. It is a canvas bag and not a box bag. This one is also the only purse I have that does not have a name stamped on it. However, it still has the Collins stamp on the bottom and on the inside of the purse.
This last purse is NOT a Collins purse, but the Jewel Tone kit purse I showed a while back HERE. I just wanted to show how the 2 canvas bags were very similar in idea and size. I have to say that even though this is not a Collins purse, this is probably my very favorite bag that I own. I mean a poodle, come on, who doesn’t LOVE a poodle bag!!!
Now, if only I could get my hands on one of those fish/seahorse Collins purses!!!
I hope y’all enjoyed seeing my Collins Purses!