Old brown leather satchel need more info

Discussion in 'Textiles, Needle Arts, Clothing' started by Afat, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. Afat

    Afat New Member


    Have this gorgeous brown leather messenger bag, but struggling to find more info/date.

    Would anone have any suggestions pls?

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  2. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    What size is it?? Depending of that, looks like it could possibly be a Courier's Bag??? Someone sent to deliver important documents 'across town'?? That's MY best guess anyhoo!!
  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    It appears to my eye to be a vintage 1970s shoulder bag designed in the courier/messenger bag or satchel style. Lots of unisex looks in the period. Could have been worn by either a man or a woman. Can't tell leather from photographs but lots of this type of thing were imported from India.

  4. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    Agree but I’d push it possibly a little earlier 65-75. 70s are close enough and there’s no way to accurately date it but my first job in high school was in a leather shop and we made similar and that was mid 60s.
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  5. Afat

    Afat New Member

    Its medium size, measures:
    26 cm length
    23 cm height
    6 cm width

    Not sure if its a couriers bag, it looks too nice
  6. Afat

    Afat New Member

    Yes! I thought it had that 70's vibe thought it could have been older. The leather has aged with time but its still smooth and stiff in texture. Thank you!
  7. Afat

    Afat New Member

    Thank you, this helps a lot, I was thinking around the same period!
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