7.5 inches tall
As I stepped into the yard next door where they were having a yard sale, I hoped to find something. As I was ready to leave with a few things, bought cheaply, I saw this purse, and my heart was pounding and hands trembled. I tried not to rush and asked casually, "How much is this?"
Be still my heart and let me pay for this and get out of the yard before this guy's girlfriend comes home.
spacious, but not as fat as it appears here
He is minding the store for her while she works. He told me she let him set prices.
I forgot to add--the strap is very long like a crossbody purse. However, it had a knot tied in it. I suppose this was the decision of the previous owner. Maybe it came that way.
Whiting and Davis purses are usually gold or silver mesh. Well, they are the ones I have seen, also the black and white mesh. The gold stays gold forever. I have never seen a tarnished gold or silver mesh purse. My little treasure looks as though it has never been used at all. The inside is pristine. The round braided strap is not worn. As soon as I brought it in, I laid it in front of the ac to remove any moisture that it had been exposed to on the muggy day and the night it had remained under a sheet. Then, I put it into a Glad freezer bag not completely sealed.
The body of the purse is gold, scrunched/wrinkled fabric, lurex, I suppose.
The price I will ask for the gold treasure? I think $20. What do you think? I could not locate the purse on their site.
I do wonder if this is a knockoff!
While I have never bought or owned a Whiting and Davis purse, I have purchased the key rings that are like a gold bracelet. They tore up easily, snagged my clothing, and were too expensive to replace. The bracelets did serve a purpose for awhile when I was in school, I wore it like a bracelet with a car key on it. That way, I always had my key on my person, not in the purse that could be stolen. I did not want a person to have my address, car make from the insurance card, and my keys!
So, what say you? Excellent price? What should I ask for it? Have you ever owned anything Whiting and Davis? Am I wrong on the resale price?