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Posted 2 years ago

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Enjoyed the newest exhibit at SFO airport and decided to post some of my favorites. Travelers must pass thru this temporary exhibit area on their way to security or opposite to baggage claim (pun intended!)


I love vintage as you know! Imagine my surprise when I flipped the calendar and realized "I have this!". A moment of silence for the day on this Workman Publishing 2012 calendar and digging on the top shelf of my closet.... identical! Mine is missing the zipper pull. I know they made LOTS of these bags, most in 2 color combinations. Weird though, I don't remember 1950's phones in dark blue.

Pic 3 shows the calendar. The photo of this bag is courtesy of thesack.org/collection.php - another great research site.


  1. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    Now that IS crafty.....Love it, and the Colors !!
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Thanks Rose for the comment and friends for the love!
  3. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Wow! That's pretty cool and arty!
    I would have thought it was unique, fantastic to see exactly same :-)
  4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 2 years ago
    A super bag! I've never even heard of telephone cord bags.
  5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
    Why does it look like I seen this before in the 1960's? It reminds me of a purse or something that I think that I saw before in my life.
  6. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Thanks Kyra - my sister was visiting and was quite impressed when I said "wait, I think I have this handbag" and for once (hee hee) I found it immediately.

    Yes Bonnie - the multi-colored are most desirable - or high contrast 2-colors (black & white, or red & white).

    Thanks Phil - there were a lot of these made. Mine is pretty darn great.

    Thanks friends for loves - I'm going to post more bags and purses!
  7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
    This bag is fun!

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