Evans Carryall Gold Metal Compact Or Purse With Mesh Metal Chain- In Orig Box
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Evans Carryall Gold Metal Compact Or Purse With Mesh Metal Chain- In Orig Box:
This is a vintage EVANS combination gold metal compact and cigarette case or purse, probably dating back to the late 1940s or early 1950s. I believe this was called an all-in-one or carryall. It comes to you in it's original box, together with it's own cloth felt carrying sleeve. The purse features a brilliant raised gold sunburst or starburstdesign on the lid, all converging in the center (see first four photos below). The back of the purse or case looks exactly like the front (see last photo below). Inside the purse, you see separate compartments for a comb, lipstick, loose powder, coins, and cigarettes. And also, there's a relatively thick double metal mesh carrying chain for your wrist, so this can really be your all-in-one purse. CONDITION IS EXCELLENT!
To open the compact portion, just press in the first little spring-loaded metal tab down the front. The lid springs open and you see an excellent glued-in mirror on the inside of the lid. The mirror is very clear and reflective, with NO damage or age spots or anything.Additionally, the inside of the compact contains the following:
Three attached swinging hooks or clips on top of the mirror, used for holding a celluloid comb. Notice in the photos below that the original white comb is present and does not appear used.
A covered or lidded gold metal powder well for loose powder, although there currently is no powder in the well. I don't think the well ever had any powder in it, as the vinyl-lined bottom of the well is free of any powder or powder residue. The powder lid is signed EVANS in the center.
The original soft luxurious pink powder puff. This puff is signed EVANS on the ribbon across the center. The powder puff has never been used.
A removable lipstick tube, currently containing some lipstick. When you move the tab all the way up the outside of the lipstick holder, the top snaps shut. To display the lipstick, just push the tab down. Notice in the photos below that the bottom of the lipstick holder also is signed EVANS.
A round spring-loaded flat tab for holding coins.
To open the cigarette holder portion, turn over the compact and press in the little spring-loaded metal tab down the front. Here's where milady would keep her cigarettes, lined up very precisely & with the clip holding them in place (see last photo below). I imagine you could use this today to keep your business cards or folding money or anything else. This cigarette holder portion is signed EVANS in two places.
The compact measures 5½" across by just over 3⅛" down, & is a full 1" thick. The double gold metal mesh carrying chain adds 5⅞" to the length across. As indicated above, overall condition is excellent. Everything appears never used, EXCEPT that the lipstick does not roll up easily and it does look like it was used once or twice. However - there's NO rust and NO dents and NO damage of any kind to the metal. All hinges and clasps work perfectly as they should and all internal fittings are present. Even the box is in great condition! This is a wonderful piece of nostalgia from a bygone era.
About Shipping ...
I will ship this vintage carryall metal purse to most locations in the world. I must receive payment 5 days after the close of the sale or I will re-list the item. Returns only if item(s) are misrepresented in the listing. Please pay for this via PayPal.
Whenever possible, I am happy to combine your purchases into just one package to save you shipping fees. I can wait up to five days to get paid, should you want to wait and see if you have won other items I currently am listing. If this what you're planning to do, be sure to send me a note & let me know! Also, if you live anywhere near me (North Detroit suburb), we can make arrangements for you to pick up your purchase(s) and thereby eliminate the need for shipping fees altogether.
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