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Posted 11 months ago

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bobogal
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I found this 1950s suitcase in Auckland, NZ and it is in great condition for its age. The straps are plastic unfortunately not leather but it is still so flexible - I expected them to snap off when I bend them but luckily they exceeded my expectations. There are a couple of stickers including "Port of Melbourne" on the case, evidencing in the olden days when people travelled long distances by sea.

I was worried the suitcase will not survive a domestic flight to Christchurch and thereafter 2 international flights, to Sydney and Singapore as it seems to be made of a type of reinforced cardboard. But it did. They sure don't make them the way they used to anymore!

I am not planning to use it for any long haul or big trips anymore, it has undergone its baptism by fire now. Perhaps I might use it for a staycation nearby.

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  1. bobogal bobogal, 11 months ago
    Aim, thanks for the love!!
  2. bobogal bobogal, 11 months ago
    Thank you Kerry for the appreciation!
  3. bobogal bobogal, 11 months ago
    George, thanks for the love.
  4. bobogal bobogal, 11 months ago
    aghcollect, valentino, mike and trunkman, thanks for loving my suitcase!
  5. bobogal bobogal, 11 months ago
    DrFluffy, thanks for the love! Have a great weekend!!
  6. bobogal bobogal, 11 months ago
    Hi Sean! Thanks for loving my suitcase!!
  7. bobogal bobogal, 11 months ago
    tom, thanks for the love!

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