A rare Hermès special order black and white Kelly handbag

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Lot 8006
A rare Hermès special order black and white Kelly handbag

Sold for US$ 16,250 inc. premium
Property from the Collection of Barbara Taylor Bradford
A rare Hermès special order black and white Kelly handbag
32cm
date code for 2004
design from the Cheval-Surprise scarf by Dimitri Rybaltchenko
height 9 1/2in, width 12 1/2in, depth 4 1/2in

Footnotes

  • "My husband and I got to Paris every year, and one of the first things he does is to make a trip to Hermès on the rue du Faubourg St. Honoré. His mission is to buy me a Kelly bag, which he has been doing for many years.

    One summer, not too long ago, he was very disappointed to be told there wasn't a Kelly in the house. Hermès was sold out. Not wishing to deprive me of a present from Hermès, Bob decided to look at other styles. In the middle of this session, our sales person was approached by a colleague, who, excusing himself to us, began to speak in rapid French to the person looking after us.

    This conversation went on for quite a while. As we looked at diverse bags and scarves, Bob was listening carefully to every word being said by the two young men. Once the conversation was finally over, and the colleague had disappeared, our sales person apologised profusely.

    In perfect French Bob told him there was no problem, and that he would like to buy "the special-order Kelly which had just been turned down by the woman who had ordered it months before."

    Imagine the young man's surprise. He was flabbergasted that Bob spoke French and had understood the entire conversation. How could he have known that Bob grew up in Paris and ran a company there for several years.

    Within minutes Bob was paying for a stunning black-and-white Kelly. It was mine. Now someone else can enjoy it. What a unique item it is."
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A rare Hermès special order black and white Kelly handbag
A rare Hermès special order black and white Kelly handbag
A rare Hermès special order black and white Kelly handbag
A rare Hermès special order black and white Kelly handbag
A rare Hermès special order black and white Kelly handbag
A rare Hermès special order black and white Kelly handbag
A rare Hermès special order black and white Kelly handbag
A rare Hermès special order black and white Kelly handbag
A rare Hermès special order black and white Kelly handbag
A rare Hermès special order black and white Kelly handbag
A rare Hermès special order black and white Kelly handbag
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