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Posted 5 years ago

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Got this in an auction with othr items a while ago. Anyone know if this is worth anything? I think its a compact case.....Riht? LOL. Any help will do on this. Thank you.

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  1. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
    The face of your compact is unusual and pretty. Is it a copper or gold wash? What does the inside look like? Sorry but I can't read the marks on your 2nd picture.
  2. dempseycollector dempseycollector, 5 years ago
    The second Picture says. VOLUPTE U.S.A. I think it is Copper. It has a little corrosion on the lid inside.
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
    "VOLUPTE: 1920 - 1960s Volpute Inc. was founded in 1920 in Elizabeth, NJ producing compacts and cigarette cases and jewelry using chromium-plated metal mesh. Mark" Soldered on tag "VOLUPTE" It was purchased by Shields, Inc. of Attleboro, MA in 1957 and ceased operations in the 1960s."

    There are many compacts right now on ebay - but I didn't see one like yours.
  4. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
    My guess is that it's a 1950's copy of 30's art deco based on the latch and general construction of your LOVELY compact. Thanks for the 3rd picture - probably a mirror covered the back of the "cover" and the pressed powder w/sifting organza and puff on the gold side. I'm not sure but that's how my compacts were constructed.

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