More than 1,000 Beaded Handbags Will Be Auctioned Off to Benefit the ASPCA

October 8, 2015

Attention, fans of fashion and antiques: On Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17, a collection of more than 1,000 beaded handbags will be auctioned off to benefit the ASPCA’s life-saving work for animals! 

The beautiful bags will be among many vintage couture items at the auction, which will take place in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and online. The ASPCA inherited the handbags from the estate of animal lover and ASPCA supporter Carol Irene Bird, who was a collector of vintage bags. Some of the bags in her collection appear to be more than 100 years old.  

Read on for details about the auction:

What: Couture, Vintage Fashion, Textiles & Jewelry Auction hosted by the Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company
When: Previews will take place on Thursday, October 15, from noon to 6:00 P.M. and on Friday and Saturday, October 16-17, from 8:00 to 10:00 A.M.
The auction will take place on Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17, beginning at 10:00 A.M.
Where: New Hope Eagle Fire Co.
46 N. Sugan Road
New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938
Please note: Friday’s sale will be in-person only.
Saturday’s sale will take place in-person and online at
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