Vintage Forecast Suitcase, Sears Luggage, Hardshell Case, Brown Plastic, Chrome Closure, Aluminum Trim, Home Decor, Craft Supply

$188.40 $235.50

The distressed brown hardshell plastic Sears Forecast suitcase is in very good condition. According to references, Forecast was a Sears brand. There are oval "FORECAST" logos on the front and back of this particular suitcase. This large Forecast suitcase features a semi-retractable plastic handle with chrome steel handle mounts along with matching chrome steel closures. While the chrome has a much shinier appearance, the ridged aluminum mating-joint has more of a matte finish. On the bottom there are four protruding plastic feet that are actually molded into the hardshell plastic case. The design of the feet not only help to provide stability but they also help to strengthen the overall body as they distribute weight much more evenly than single add-on feet. Another feature that points to a much higher quality piece of luggage can be seen in the use of chrome steel triple hinges to open and shut the suitcase. While the exterior has more of a distressed and worn appearance, the interior shows very little wear consistent with use. As can be seen in the photos, there is an elastic hold-down still intact with a removable clothing rack with its own hanger on one side. On the opposite side, there are six heavy canvas-like pouches with slide in closures mounted to a larger plastic frame that folds outward with the turn of two knobs. The three front and three back-side pouches feature two wide horizontal storage sections at the top with four smaller storage pouches below. While it may be hard to see in the photos, the pattern on the canvas appears to be Houndstooth.

Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. Also, there are no keys included with this Sears Forecast suitcase.

There are no breaks, holes, or repairs on this collectible Sears Forecast hardshell plastic suitcase. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the suitcase - mainly on the exterior in the form of distress and wear. Also, there is a slight-brownish shiny water-like stain near the center top of one side. While it is very hard to notice, it resembles dried soda. However, since this suitcase has been cleaned with mild soap and water, it is most likely something else. In addition, it is important to point out that there was no polish or Armor All used on this suitcase to make it look better for photos. With that being said, it is possible a good coat of something similar to Armor All might help the distressed pebbled matte finish to look more shiny. While the interior has some faint signs of vintage wear and age, it is very hard to notice due to the intact storage sections and gorgeous Houndstooth pattern.

The decorative possibilities for this collectible Sears Forecast hardshell suitcase are many. The living area or home-office would be enhanced by the addition of this pebbled-brown hardshell suitcase. Also, the bedroom or living room area would welcome this distressed suitcase as either a stand-alone decorative collectible or an upcycled accent table. The hardshell plastic body makes it very easy to add screw-on or pin-style legs. In addition, the growing vintage luggage collection would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this pebbled-brown Sears Forecast hardshell plastic suitcase.

The collector will appreciate this distressed pebbled brown Sears Forecast suitcase for its very good condition, strong hardshell body, chrome steel and aluminum accents, intact interior storage, and gorgeous overall appearance.

The distressed brown hardshell plastic Sears Forecast suitcase weighs approximately 147 oz.

The large hardshell Forecast suitcase measures approximately 20" tall to the top of the handle or 18.5" tall to the top of the aluminum trim x 25.25" wide from outside to outside x 7.5" deep.

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***We clean our vintage inventory of surface dirt and dust before we list it on our site. We would not want to receive something dirty so we are not going to send our customers something with original dust or dirt. Therefore, after shipping we generally recommend all items be cleaned before use. This is not always because they are considered unclean but simply to make you aware of the possibility of needing to be cleaned after shipping and handling. This does three things: (1) It helps you know your item, (2) It helps you ensure your item is clean according to your standards, and (3) It removes any dust or grime that may have come from the shipping and delivery process.

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***Textiles and Fabrics such as linens, tapestries, clothing, tablecloths, or simple craft materials may be wrinkled or have lines upon arrival as they are folded for shipping. It is recommended they be laid out or hung up.

***As is common with pre-owned items they could have little marks that are not so easily detectable - we refer to these as vintage wear and rub marks. While I do personally inspect each item, I can miss small marks that may not show up with regular inside light. That being said, I try to be very picky and careful to make sure the details are explained truthfully, honestly, and upfront.

***Virtually all pre-owned items have vintage wear and rub marks. This is simply a term that we have coined to point out that because: (1) they are older, (2) most likely they are not in their original plastic, wrapping, or packaging, (3) have been stored, (4) transported, (5) and handled - they are very likely to have little, small, or slight discolorations, marks, places, wear, etc. Hence, this is why we often have longer descriptions. We try very hard to make sure you know what we know.

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Vintage Forecast Suitcase Sears Luggage Hardshell Case Brown Plastic Chrome Closure Aluminum Trim Home Decor Craft Supply

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