In the late 1940s and early 1950s, designers like using Lucite, a plastic material, to bags in different shapes and sizes. Now, many people like to collect Lucite handbags. But they don’t know how to value a Lucite handbag?
The most valuable Lucite colors are in the order of red, water, yellow, emerald green, pink blue, purple and pink.
Check the Exterior Condition
Lucite cannot be repaired. Any surface damage, including scratches, cracks, or warps, devalues the bag greatly. If you smell chemical odor, do no select this bag since its plastic is degrading.
Look for Designer
Look at the purse’s metal hinges and find the designer’s name. Or, look at the bottom of the purse to locate the designer’s name.
Look for Seams
Look for seams along the Lucite plastic. The handbags were handcrafted when it was first developed. As demand increases, manufactures make Lucite bag with machine. However, handmade bags are more valuable than bags made by machines.
Determine a price range for your handbag by finding prices of identical or nearly identical purses on online auction site. To develop an accurate price range, you can get three to five prices. Find purses by the same designer, in the same color and in the same condition to correctly value the handbag.