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1950's-60's Shortrip overnight vanity case

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Handbags and Purses59 of 364I found this purse about 4yrs ago at an estate sale. I would love to find any information regarding this Grandma's high-end black leather box purse - Cities Destinations - from the 50's or 60's
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Posted 2 years ago

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My favorite color! This was a gift from my sister a few years ago. At that time there were a few online but I don't see them anymore. I believe this is from the 1950's but a patent date states 1964.

8.75"x5.25" by 4" 1950's (The round metal tag says Genuine Leather Shortrip Reg US Pat Off) Deep green faux alligator leather case. Truly an overnight item in its small, handbag size. It's missing one jar. The 2 tall are marked Richford and the short ones have the HA (hazel atlas) mark. In pic 2 you can see how the bottles lifted out. Below the snap compartment is marked "jewelry" and in pic 4 you can see the soft "quilt" to protect precious items like rhinestones, glass, diamonds! There must have been a mirror. It doesn't look like it was used at all.

I think she found it at a junk store in Quincy or Hannibal Missouri.


  1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 2 years ago
    What a nice gift Val....People just don't travel with this kind of "style" anymore. :)
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    So true Mike - it has a Grace Kelly vibe. I might use it now as a handbag.

    Thank you for love Caperkid!
  3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 2 years ago
    That's a lovely present!
  4. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Thank you Bonnie - I'm waiting to hear back from her exactly where she found it. Yes, a really lovely present!

  5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
    Such a wonderful set you have here! I totally agree on the color green, my favorite as well!
  6. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Thank you Scott - means a lot coming from you with your amazing case and trunk collection.
  7. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
    Val, this is really lovely!!
  8. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Thank you Judy! Isn't it neat!
  9. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Smart and classy! Lovely gift :-)
  10. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
    Neat little set.

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