Hello Ms Paula! Hope you are Healthy&Happy today. Thank you ever so much for the wealth of knowledge you are willing to share w/ us AWL D&B ladies out here! I so appreciate you. Question-Would 1981-1982 purses be of more or less valuable than the years following? I do believe both of these are 1981-82. I got the one for my 16th birthday and the other I acquired later. Would these be of more or less value than other years? Thank you in advance. Joy
If there were three authentic Dooney & Bourke bags in a row and they were all in the same condition…….I’d say from the most valuable to the least valuable would be:
Early pre-tag DB Fob bag (such as yours) (made in USA)
Red, White and Blue, Made in USA bag
Contemporary reissue bag from the AWL collection (NOT made in USA)
That is if they were all in the same condition.
So yes an early pristine bag would be worth more than a later pristine bag and both would be worth more than the new AWL releases.
Your first bag, the white one looks nice !! The interior is clean and the British Tan is bright !!
But the taupe bag, with its soiled interior and darkened British Tan would have a greatly reduced value. So value is a combination of vintage and condition.
You can always buy authentic Dooney & Bourke bags on our website.