The gorgeous dark-brown Bantam Travelware luggage set is in very good to great condition. There are two suitcases in this nesting luggage set. The smaller overnight suitcase has a sewn-in interior tag that says, "BANTAM TRAVELWARE DIV. OF PETER'S BAG CORP. BRONX, N.Y. 10456 MADE IN JAPAN". The larger suitcase also has a sewn-in interior tag that is almost identical and says, "BANTAM TRAVELWARE DIV. OF PETER'S BAG CORP. BRONX, N.Y. 10456 MADE BY BANTAM IN JAPAN RN 35440 10". While they both feature nearly identical interiors that are very clean, there are some subtle differences between each exterior. The larger suitcase has a lap-over buckle with a slide-in snap-closure on the side. The smaller overnight carry-on features a slide-in snap-closure at each end of the zipper that connects when the two zipper ends come together. Another difference between the two suitcases can be seen in the area of each handle. While the larger suitcase features a more fixed in place heavier vinyl-wrapped handle, the handle on the smaller overnight suitcase is made of what appears to be hard brown plastic and will lay over for easier storage. As can be seen in the photos, each suitcase has a smooth dark-brown surface accented with what appears to be a grain-like pattern. Each suitcase has six brass feet to keep the bottom above surfaces. Also, each suitcase features a larger high-quality no. 10 YKK zipper that has heavier-duty zipper teeth. While the larger suitcase has plastic corner covers on the exterior rolled-seam material, the smaller overnight suitcase has gold-colored brass corner covers.
While the photos show a wrinkle in the corner of the larger suitcase, it has since been fixed. The wrinkle was actually due to the inner white plastic corner brace being turned in a different direction making it shorter in that corner. Hence, it was simply turned in the correct direction allowing the corner to be better supported in that area.
Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. Also, the smaller overnight carry-on will be shipped inside the larger suitcase. In addition, there are no keys for the locks on either of these gorgeous dark-brown Bantam Travelware suitcases.
There are some very small holes in the material of the back interior storage pocket inside the smaller overnight carry-on suitcase. Also, there are a couple of very small places on the rolled/tube seam where a spot of the vinyl is either torn or a tad-bit loose. While the larger suitcase has a dimple in one of the lower corners, it is not a hole but simply where something was placed on the vinyl and caused a slight stretch in the material. Other than this, there are no breaks, holes, or repairs on these gorgeous dark-brown Bantam Travelware suitcases. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the suitcase - mainly on the exterior in the form of slight distress and/or scuff marks of color. Along with this, the gold-colored brass hardware and accents have some developing patina and/or age. Also, there are some very faint smudge-like marks on the exterior vinyl that would most likely come off with either some form of polish or by washing with a different cleaning agent. They are so hard to notice that they have to be searched for up close with a light while turning the body of the luggage. In addition, while the interior of each suitcase appears to be very clean, there are a few tiny pilings along with areas of discoloration - mainly on the gray faux-leather/vinyl hold-downs that is most likely due to age. In addition, it is important to point out that there was no polish or Armor All used on either of these suitcases to make them look better for photos. With that being said, it is possible that a good coat of something similar to Armor All would help to make them more shiny.
The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous dark-brown Bantam Travelware luggage set are many. The study or home-office would be enhanced by the addition of one or both of these collectible Bantam suitcases. Also, the bedroom or living area would welcome these dark-brown suitcases as either stand-alone decorative collectibles or up-cycled accent tables. To convert these suitcases into accent tables, they would need some sort of simple rigid frame placed in their interior. This would then allow mounting points from which 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 gorgeous dark-brown Bantam Travelware luggage set.
The collector will appreciate this gorgeous vinyl Bantam Travelware luggage set for its very good to great condition, dark-brown color, gold-colored brass accents, intact interior storage, high-quality no. 10 YKK zippers, retro mid-century style, and gorgeous overall appearance.
The gorgeous two-piece dark-brown vinyl Bantam Travelware luggage set weighs approximately 239 oz.
The smaller carry-on size suitcase in this set weighs approximately 97 oz.
The smaller overnight carry-on size Bantam Travelware suitcase measures approximately 21 5/8" wide x 16.25" tall to the top of the vinyl or 18 7/8" tall to the top of the extended brown plastic handle x 6 3/8" deep.
From rolled/tube seam to rolled/tube seam, the smaller overnight carry-on Bantam suitcase measures approximately 21 5/8" wide x 15 5/8" tall not including the feet x 6 1/8" deep.
The larger Bantam Travelware suitcase in this set with the lap-over buckle and slide-in snap closure weighs approximately 142 oz.
The larger dark-brown vinyl Bantam suitcase measures approximately 26.25" wide x 19" tall to the top of the suitcase or 21.25" tall to the top of the fixed vinyl-wrapped heavy duty handle x 7 5/8" deep - not including the closure on the front.
From rolled/tube seam to rolled/tube seam, the larger bantam Travelware suitcase measures approximately 26" wide x 18 5/8" tall not including the feet x 7 5/8" deep - not including the closure on the front.
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Vintage Brown Luggage, Nesting Suitcases (2), Bantam Travelware, Peters Bag, Smooth Vinyl, Carry On, Grain Pattern, Home Travel Decor
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