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Posted 1 year ago

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bobogal
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I love vintage luggage and cases. I got this set of 4 online, a medium and a small suitcase, a hat box and a toiletries pouch. I think they were from the 60s/70s, no brand.

I bought an avocado green vintage suitcase similar to the 2 here sometime ago and once on a very short trip, I decided I was going to use it. I was carrying it in the airport when it went 'clunk' and the suitcase fell off the handle. I was left holding the hard plastic handle while the rest of the bag just broke off. Oh boy, was it fun running around trying to buy a reasonably priced carry bag to transfer my clothes and stuff into, and putting the broken vintage suitcase into storage while I was out for 2 days because I didn't want to throw away that lovely suitcase. I thought I could glue it back (I was wrong). I made my flight but in the process of all that running around, lost my wallet, ran around somemore and found it back at the bag shop. It was quite an adventure and I hadn't even left the airport!

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  1. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Well - I just love this story. Did you bring your olive suitcase back and use it as storage - something I do w/my old suitcases. Sorry about your lost wallet - and surprised you found it. Good travel karma.

    I LOVE these old funky suitcases. Your cases are really great! I have red, olive green and yellow 2-handle totes, garment bag and suitcases mostly from the 60's-70's. I have a few travel train cases too. I heard that TSA could seize because of the mirror in the lid...so I don't even chance it. Problem is they WEIGH so much. I hardly ever travel by air w/them. Yes, I'm that one at baggage claim looking for the black rolling suitcase w/the bright tag showing my parakeet. Still....as I wheel away it's just not the same as leaving w/my colorful 1960's and 70's luggage. I have the full 4 pc. red American Tourister hard-case set...with someone else's initials.
  2. bobogal bobogal, 1 year ago
    Thanks Valentino97! I was really lucky to have got my wallet back - it was still sitting opened up on the cashier's counter of the bag shop I bought the replacement bag from!! Some 20 minutes later too.

    I heard about the TSA thing re train cases too, I have a old Samsonite one (like 30s I think) but I haven't used that for travelling. I would really like to use these old luggage but after that initial traumatic/dramatic experience, maybe just for road trips where I have more control over!! Or to the office, or the gym or yoga. LOL. Your cases sound so pretty, I would like to get a red and another olive/avo green one again!
  3. bobogal bobogal, 1 year ago
    Thanks mikelv for the love.

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