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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Enid Collins "Wise Guys" Wooden Box - Just came my way!

What can I say??? This bag is simply Beautiful and in GREAT condition and priced right at $87.  The only Problem with this bag is that there are some Rhinestones missing from the "Wise Owls" eyes.  Out of 8 there are only Two.   With brass hardware and clasp. This box bag in a dark wood stain has one large owl and 3 smaller owls outlined in black sitting on a tree branch.

The background in painted in a greenish gold and the "ec" with the copyright insignia is beneath it on the lower left side of the bag. The closure is black leather and inside is a round mirror. Handle made of plastic.

This bag came with an original shipping card board box to the store which is pictured here. The front says “Road Runner” and the number 11204A, which may not be this bag's original Box. The back of the box reads “this protective shipping carton is designed to insure that Collins of Texas Original Box Bags reach your receiving room in perfect condition” ...and it says more about protecting before displaying.

Also, inside reads: Enid Collins' Original Box Bag by Collins of Texas with the Sun Face.

This vintage bag is in great condition and show slight wear. The clasp and the hinge works just fine and 6 out of 8 rhinestones are missing. Other than that, this bag shows normal signs of wear, but still in great shape.....all for just $87.00






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About Enid Collins and Collins of Texas: 
The following is taken from the Enid Collins Collection Blog, where you can find a collection of bags that people have posted for all to in enjoy. This portion regarding Collins of Texas was taken from a tri-fold brochure about the history of the company at the time it was printed then posted on April 05, 2010 by Christian Collins 
The famous Collins of Texas trademark and Enid Collins signature are the hallmarks of distinction for what has become the most exciting fashion accessory in America. The jeweled totes and box bags which have acquired an international clientele are produced right here in the Hill Country of Texas--at the original plant in Medina and the newest plant in Fredericksburg.


Enid Collins has been designing handbags for 22 years for the firm, Collins of Texas, which she and her husband, Frederic Collins who is now president and general manager, founded after moving to a Texas Hill Country Ranch immediately following World War II. Both were craftsmen. Enid had studied costume design while working for a fine arts degree at Texas Woman's University. Frederic was an engineering draftsman whose hobby was animal sculpture.

Combining their talents, they made some leather handbags, all hand-dyed and stitched, with ornamental brass closures sculptured by Frederic. The living room of their ranch house soon became a leather workshop as they filled special orders for friends and supplied the small shops at nearby dude ranches.............This is part one and you can find more information at the http://www.enidcollinscollection.com/ 

Enid Collins 1960s Wooden Box "Wise Guys"