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Alligator and Crocodile Bags6 of 14I have a vintage Hermès Constance black crocodile shoulder bag. Vintage Reptilian? Help Needed!!
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    Posted 7 years ago

    GoodwillGa…
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    I bought this purse at Goodwill for $2.00 and thought it looked old and might be collectible. Even thought twice if worthy of $2.00!

    The purse measures: 11.5" L X 7" H X 3.75" W at base. The latch swivels with a little spring action. Thus pic of the bottom side of this latch.
    The metal may be copper as green along edges. Alligator inside and out.
    Just learned how to tell the difference online between alligator and crocodile skin ! (Interesting read, online).

    So question is, "How old is this purse?"
    Who would of carried a purse like this?

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      I think this could be as old as 1920's. I've posted some like it. Also I have some old catalogs from 1890's-on and the woman who bought this bag was a working woman. You might want to rub this w/leather clean or restore product using a t-shirt rag. It looks like it needs some moisture.

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