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Rare and limited Hermès handbags dominate for Heritage Auctions
Hermes 35cm Shiny Graphite Porosus Crocodile Birkin Bag with Palladium Hardware.



DALLAS, TX.- An Hermès 30 cm Matte White Himalayan Nilo Crocodile Birkin sold for $93,750 in Heritage Auctions' Winter Luxury Accessories Signature Auction Feb. 2-3 in Dallas, Texas. Hermès handbags dominated the highest sale price positions once again dominating the top spots with four handbags each breaking the $40,000 barrier and the top eight handbags, all Hermès, totaling $340,000. The Winter Luxury Accessories Signature Auction total sales realized $1,172,065.

“We are known for offering rare and limited edition handbags and this auction included a magnificent Hermès 30cm Matte White Himalayan Nilo Crocodile Birkin, one the most desirable handbags in the world, selling for $93,750,"said Diane D'Amato, Heritage Auctions Director of Luxury Accessories. “The handbag on the cover of our Winter Luxury Accessories catalog featured a truly stunning Hermès 35cm Matte Malachite Nilo Crocodile Birkin, which sold for $50,000 in our Feb. 2 sale."

A total of 276 lots sold at this luxury auction with Hermès handbags, scarves and ties and other accessories accounting for 145 items.

An eye-catching Hermès 35cm Shiny Graphite Porosus Crocodile Birkin sold for $56,250. The pristine condition bag features two rolled handles, palladium hardware and a flap top with a turn lock closure. The interior is done in matching Graphite Chevre leather, featuring one zip pocket and one slip pocket. This bag includes two keys, a lock and a clochette.

The Heritage Auctions catalog cover subject handbag, a stunning Hermès 35cm Matte Malachite Nilo Crocodile Birkin, sold for $50,000. The handbag was in excellent to pristine condition and featured the very popular palladium hardware.

Another Birkin that sold for a handsome figure was a fetching Hermès 30cm Shiny Vert Veronese Nilo Crocodile Birkin, which gaveled at $45,000. The gold hardware and interior done in Vert Veronese Chevre leather made this one of the top handbags in the auction.

Others in the front running group of Hermès handbags were:

- Hermès Limited Edition 35cm So Black Calf Box Leather Birkin Bag with PVD Hardware: $27,500

- Hermès 30cm Matte Black Nilo Crocodile Birkin Bag with Brushed Gold Hardware: $25,000

- Hermès 32cm Special Order Shiny Blue Saphir, Blue Jean & Blue Marine Alligator Sellier Kelly Bag with Gold Hardware: $21,250


- Hermès 30cm Black Epsom Leather Birkin Bag with Gold Hardware: $21,250

- Hermès 45cm Blue Nuit Togo Leather Shark Mou Bolide Bag with Palladium Hardware: $20,000










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