Searcy AR memory. Prince Gardner Leather Co. Billfolds available soon.

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Searcy AR Calvin Mitchell Leather Co history

Searcy AR Calvin Mitchell Leather Co

Searcy AR Calvin Mitchell Leather billfolds

More Searcy AR Memories.....Prince Gardner Leather Company?

Coming up in a few days is another estate sale being done by my daughter who owns VSmith Estate Sales.  And here she pulls out more great Searcy history.  The pictured items above came from Prince Gardner Leather Company and the leather items were owned by a person who worked there for many years.  My understanding is that when International Shoe Company (located on S Main) closed it became home to a leather company in the building.  Searcy Sleuths may have to give more information on how it operated but by seeing these leather goods, they must have put out some fine leather items.  

Notice a name for the men's items on the left, named Prince Gardner and on the right for girls, Princess Gardner.  Interesting, also, is the price of $10 on one item.  That was expensive way back then so it would definitely cost a lot more today.

  I remember Mr. Calvin Mitchell as a very nice gentleman who was possibly connected with the company and who once ran for mayor of Searcy.  Help me out here, Searcy Sleuths, with some history.

Attend the sale and see these lovely items.  The sale is to begin July 31 and is held on Virgil Street in Searcy.

Comments (6)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

So, will you be there to purchase some items?  Let us know if there is a big turnout

Jul 25, 2020 01:31 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

The items are of great value if you need a billfold or a key holder or perhaps the one on front is a cigarette-pack holder!

Jul 25, 2020 05:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara - now that you mention it, I do recall the Prince Gardner line(name) of leather goods but Princess Gardner is new to me.   Maybe it is being unaware or simply ignoring since I don't qualify as the target customer.  Good luck to your daughter for a successful estate sale.  

Jul 25, 2020 06:22 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Thanks, Michael.  I was a bit surprised to see that also.  Probably I could not have afforded a "princess" name.

Jul 26, 2020 06:09 AM