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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by tjchung View Post
Thanks. Unfortunately I live in the USA and it would be impossible for me to take these bags (especially the larger 2) to England, unless I packed them in wooden crates and shipped them as oversized luggage. Would you happen to know anybody in the east coast, near New York City who could take a look at them?

And I agree about the cost of making them now. I've seen some modern examples by Swaine Adeney and the price was unbelieveable. But the modern leather just doesn't have the charm, patina and luxuriant thickness that the old leather does.

I will ring Tim at Bentleys and see if they can recommend anyone within your reach who can advise. I agree about the old leather and they look is such good condition. P.M. me if I do not get back to you. Tim
post #17 of 20
:drooling:

serious bag envy. Personally, I'd proudly use the hell out of them.
post #18 of 20
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I will ring Tim at Bentleys and see if they can recommend anyone within your reach who can advise. I agree about the old leather and they look is such good condition. P.M. me if I do not get back to you. Tim

I had a chat with Tim this evening and have sent him some pictures as he knows of nobody in the States with the knowledge on vintage luggage. I've also sent him this SF link so all being well his expert eye will be able to assess your lovely bags. You might enjoy a look at his wonderful shop via the website. Best Tim

http://www.bentleyslondon.com/welcome.asp
post #19 of 20
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I had a chat with Tim this evening and have sent him some pictures as he knows of nobody in the States with the knowledge on vintage luggage. I've also sent him this SF link so all being well his expert eye will be able to assess your lovely bags. You might enjoy a look at his wonderful shop via the website. Best Tim

http://www.bentleyslondon.com/welcome.asp

Thank you TimH. Pretty mouth watering collection of vintage LV trunks on that website!
post #20 of 20
What's the status of these bags have you decided to sell them just yet???
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