It was quite apparent years ago that the curiosity towards Whiting & Davis, as well as Mandalian mesh purses, was exuberant and soon to be out of control.
Mesh Bags", with a gold metal chain attached to the top for carrying.
The inside is fully lined in a peachy pink blush color silk fabric.
Do some price comparing and find a dealer that you feel is fair, offers good customer service and a return policy. A reputable dealer should be eager to answer your questions, offer specific information and point out condition issues that effect the value of a purse.
For example: are there any mesh links detached from each other or from the frame, are the hinges all straight and right as well as the frame, is there any paint loss, are there any missing links, any gaps at the hinge areas, and so on. You will want your collection to appreciate as the market dictates.
This enchanting evening bag fabulous flapper purse measures 8 inches high and 6 inches wide.
It is in excellent condition, with only a tiny tarnish spot on both sides of the scalloped bottom trim (see close-up).
Historically, buyers want the very best possible condition at the lowest price available.
Their demand for quality tells me that those are the purses which are most desired and to date, they always have been.
If you can't afford to buy a quality purse, I recommend saving up for one.
Cheap mesh purses, with wear and tear, will rarely be desired or appreciate in value.
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