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