One of our girlfriends, Nancy, requested I do a close up of my 1920 - 30s compacts. Over a period of time, my compact collection grew to 54. By process of elimination, these are the ones I selected.
My collection began when I would visit my elderly mother in Pekin, Illinois. As she took her afternoon naps, I would visit the antique shops in the downtown area. My limit was buying nothing over $25. I increased my limit when I was in the UK and I "had to have"......so I paid more.
In selecting for my wall, I choose a little bit of everything from the past.
For those who come to my house for parties and they guess my favorite, they get a "Compact Prize."
This is a very handsome compact with the original protective cover. I call it the "Tree of Thank You." A high school alumni was asking around if anyone had a hand held Garmin GPS he could buy. I had one, never used. We already had one in our car. I sent him mine. In return, he knew about my compact collection and went shopping-!! Very thoughtful and a very welcomed gift. This compact being special, I leave it on a small easel in the powder room when entertaining.
This is Gwen's favorite-!!
This is the only compact I have ever seen with a watch and it works. My daughter thought it was a Birth Control case-!!
Denise & Gwen