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Rare Hammered Aluminum Purse
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One of the most unusual vintage bags are these hard to find hammered aluminum handbags. I don't know if it's the scarcity or the unusual use of material that makes them so collectible. A nice box size at 8" wide x 4-1/2" high (without handles) x 4-1/4" deep at deepest part.
Rating the condition of these bags is difficult as they naturally have bumps (thus the hammered name.) And the dark lines arond the flowers are also normal, either a result of the process or done intentionally to outline the flowers, we don't know. The clasp, as shown in the close up, is dull and darker in color. The front panel looks just a little bent inward, but the clasp closes fine and holds securely. There is no rust anywhere. (Does aluminum rust?) Since these bags were made to look "knocked around", we cannot tell the difference between how it would look new and how it looks now, except maybe for the clasp.