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Posted 4 years ago


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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.


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

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