Going through my grandmothers estate upon her passing. No paperwork found. Leather bag. 13in length x 7in width of base 9.5 in height Brown interior GV1111
My grandmother was the only owner. All other info unknown.
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It is a beautiful vintage Louis Vuitton handbag. Such vintage designer handbags are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
It appears to be in fairly good condition despite minor signs of wear and use. Despite the fact that you do not have any original receipt or certificate I am quite convinced that it is an authentic Louis Vuitton Alma handbag. The many exquisite details such as the logo being centered, the look of the leather and the gold hardware on the handbag makes me convinced that it is an original handbag.
When selling items like this the price is usually higher when you have the original paperwork with the bag. However giving the good condition I am quite sure that your grandmothers handbag would attract the attention of both collectors and dealers if it came up for auction.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online vintage designer handbag auction, where I believe the handbag has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to your grandmothers handbag. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.