1910s Purses

This entry is to share the ads we found that reference 1910s purses so that you our page followers can better attach dates and information to their bags. We will add more info as we come across it. Special thanks to Newspapers.com for allowing us to clip these via a paid subscription.

· Sun, Feb 25, 1912 – 70 · Evening Star (Washington, District of Columbia) · Newspapers.com · Sun, Oct 27, 1918 – Page 23 · The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) · Newspapers.com · Wed, Oct 29, 1919 – Page 3 · Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.com · Tue, Apr 23, 1912 – 28 · The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California) · Newspapers.com · Sun, Dec 3, 1911 – Page [Blank] · San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California) · Newspapers.com · Sun, Sep 8, 1912 – 43 · Evening Star (Washington, District of Columbia) · Newspapers.com · Sun, May 19, 1912 – Page 24 · The Topeka Daily Capital (Topeka, Kansas) · Newspapers.com

1920s Purses

This entry is to share the ads we found that reference 1920s purses so that you our page followers can better attach dates and information to their bags. We will add more info as we come across it. Special thanks to Newspapers.com for allowing us to clip these via a paid subscription. · Sun, Dec 3, 1922 – 10 · New York Herald (New York, New York) · Newspapers.com · Thu, Dec 14, 1922 – Page 13 · The New York Times (New York, New York) · Newspapers.com · Mon, Feb 2, 1920 – Page 6 · The Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Oklahoma) · Newspapers.com · Wed, Apr 21, 1920 – Page 10 · The Evening World (New York, New York) · Newspapers.com

Pegie by the Sea

We were so lucky to have a conversation with Ms. Cheri Roock, the current owner of Pegie by the Sea!  While our fun blue beverage handbag likely dates to the mid-1960s, when Joseph and Margaret Magargel owned the company, Ms. Roock, a former medical technologist, purchased Pegie by the Sea in 1995, becoming its fourth owner.

Pegie by the Sea appears to have been started in 1962 by Joseph and Margaret Magargel (see legal notice below; Pegie is a nickname for Margaret, so it is likely the company was named for her), then owned by their son, Forrest. We believe, through our research, that the Magargels were originally from Pennsylvania and that Joseph had a younger brother named Forrest who died in a car accident in 1939 at the age of 21. So it's probable that their son was named for his deceased uncle.

The company was sold by Forrest Magargel to a Canadian woman who was a Florida resident. The Canadian woman sold it to Ms. Roock after she left Florida to return to Canada to help run the family lodge.

The company, located in Key Largo, a resort town with many golf aficionados, eventually became known for its golf themed purses, golf wear and golf pins (jewelry). According to Ms. Roock, the purses were made of a durable, long-lasting marine vinyl that was all but indestructible. Customers have told her they wanted a new Pegie by the Sea bag, but their old one still has a lot of life left in it!

Please see below for more company info. Special thanks to the lovely Ms. Roock for taking so much time to talk to us. All newspaper ads, advertorials and articles clipped via a paid subscription to Newspapers.com.



Casa Grande Dispatch, April 15, 1970

Ft. Lauderdale News, Sept. 17, 1962

Obituary for Joseph Magargel,  Ft. Lauderdale News, July 10, 1979. We believe Margaret Magargel passed away in 2006.
Tampa Bay Times, March 9, 1981

The Courier Journal, May 9, 1969

The Orlando Sentinel, Jan. 5, 1969
The Orlando Sentinel, Jan. 8, 1967

The Tampa Tribune, Nov. 26, 1967


Enid Collins and Collins of Texas

At the Wire


Arguably the best-known designer of the late 1960s and early 1970s, Enid Collins began her company in 1959. The handbags were all wonderfully and whimsically designed with an abundance of faux gems, trims and themes. They were oft-imitated, but original Collins bags are highly collectible today. The Collins company was purchased by Tandy in 1970. Collins passed away in 1990.

There is a very good article about Collins here: https://www.coololdstuff.com/EnidCollins.html

The line was relaunched in 2012 by a different owner and can be seen here: http://www.collinsoftexas.com/.

Enid's son, jewelry designer Jeep Collins' website is https://jeepcollins.com/.

Handbags shown here are all from the collection of The Vintage Purse Museum. Ads and articles have been clipped via a paid subscription to Newspapers.com.
Collinsiana

Night Owl
Mini Glitterbugs

Mary Mary
Arizona Republic, April 11, 1968
Honolulu Star Bulletin, March 18, 1969
Arkansas Times, March 25, 1966
San Antonio Express, March 15, 1968
San Antonio Express, Feb. 25, 1968
The Tampa Tribune, Feb. 19, 1969

Pavan 2




Novelena


St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nov. 25, 1956

Cincinnati Enquirer, Sept. 5, 1955

Corpus Christi Caller Times, April 8, 1955
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 4, 1956

Waco News Tribune, August 31, 1955