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Show us your satchels.

Flightengineer

Well-Known Member
Interesting thread.
There are a lot of bags - canvas and leather.

This is the most favorite, brown leather vintage style bag - Christmas gift from my wife.







Great with A2 and often this bag travels with me when I'm on vacation.


These two fly with me, these are work bags. Sometimes I'm away from home for 2 weeks.

 

Pilot

Well-Known Member
Every navigator's briefcase I ever got had red rot, and the gussets tore like soggy paper.
I'm sure they were never meant to outlast "the duration."
Maybe... mine are fine...leather and stitching are very strong...never treated, still good for “almost daily use” ... ( I carry them arround when visiting militaria shows or flee markets ).
 

robrinay

Active Member
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My collection - top left a vintage Billingham camera bag, top right a vintage veg tanned ‘Cambridge style’ satchel, bottom left and pride of the collection a USPS satchel, bought cheap as a project from eBay. I had to replace the front flap, the shoulder strap fastening strap and buckle and impress the lettering. On the bottom right my Barbour leather Tarras
 

robrinay

Active Member
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Love the patina on bottom left satchel.
To be honest the patina on the front flap is largely wood stain and abrasion with steel wool to match the original part of the bag, as the front flap is a replacement in otherwise new natural veg tanned leather. The patina on the shoulder strap is wear tear and horse sweat as I made it from an old stirrup strap but the patina on the rest of the bag is original as you can see here-
 

EmergencyIan

Active Member
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My collection - top left a vintage Billingham camera bag, top right a vintage veg tanned ‘Cambridge style’ satchel, bottom left and pride of the collection a USPS satchel, bought cheap as a project from eBay. I had to replace the front flap, the shoulder strap fastening strap and buckle and impress the lettering. On the bottom right my Barbour leather Tarras

Love that U.S. Mail bag. I see why it’s the pride of your collection.

- Ian
 
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