Bevy of Birkins highlights Hermes handbags sale July 14

Hermes Rose Pourpre Shiny Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 30, estimated at $102,000-$122,000

Hermes Rose Pourpre Shiny Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 30, estimated at $102,000-$122,000

NEW YORK – Many companies – storied, well-respected companies – produce handbags. But among collectors, and in particular, within the realm of the secondary market for handbags, it’s all about Hermes. Caitlin Donovan, Christie’s New York head of sales for handbags and accessories, told Galerie magazine in 2020 that “Eighty percent of the handbag department is Hermes.”

Hermes handbags aren’t just beautiful; they make for a solid investment. A 2017 study cited by Business Insider showed that the value of the Birkin, the most sought-after Hermes handbag style, had risen 500% in the last 35 years – a far better performance than the stock market.

Whether you’re seeking a dependable but elegant daily driver of a bag or the next addition to your growing Hermes collection, Jasper52 has just the auction for you. Its Exclusive Hermes Handbag Sale starts on July 14 at 3 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Highlights of the all-Hermes 103-lot sale include an Hermes Rose Pourpre Shiny Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 30, estimated at $102,000-$122,000. The handbag sports the exotic skin-leather (crocodile, in this case) and bold, almost luridly candy-bright coloration that collectors adore. This example, made circa 2020, is described as being in mint condition, with no visible signs of wear and the plastic covering still in place on its hardware.

Hermes Ombre Shiny Salvator Lizard Birkin 25, estimated at $100,000-$120,000

Hermes Ombre Shiny Salvator Lizard Birkin 25, estimated at $100,000-$120,000

Equally stunning is an Hermes Ombre Shiny Salvator Lizard Birkin 25 that dates to 2011 and carries an estimate of $100,000-$120,000. It is used and is described as being in very good condition, with some scratching to its hardware and some marks to its interior. Like all Hermes handbags, it displays the impeccable and inherent quality that comes from a manufacturing process that calls for a single artisan to lavish as many as 40 hours on one piece.

Hermes Black Shiny Porosus Crocodile Birkin 35, estimated at $109,000-$131,000

Hermes Black Shiny Porosus Crocodile Birkin 35, estimated at $109,000-$131,000

The Hermes handbag that rounds out the parade of highlights is black, but not basic – not by a long shot. The Hermes Black Shiny Porosus Crocodile Birkin 35, estimated at $109,000-$131,000, was created last year and retains its mint condition, down to the plastic covering its hardware.

 

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