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I have a thick leather, what looks to be...a carry on bag...from about the 20's, with both a
White Star Line & Cunard 1st class label.
It's 1/8" stiff leather.
It's monogrammed under the front of the lid. I don't know if this is the manufacturer, or the owner.
I have pictures. If you would like to see them, I'd like to know any info I could get on it. And maybe it's value.


The monogram is probably for the owner because the companies did not typically label their items that way. Most of the trunk makers also made a wide variety of leather bags and cases and many of them were not marked by the maker.  If the leather isn't too deteriorated, you would probably help it by rubbing it with a good mink oil polish which will help soften and preserve it. The value of these is based on the condition, age, and style. Of course the ship line labels can make them more interesting and add a little to the value also. I'd really have to see pictures to see if I could help any further, but the values on these can range from under $50 in poor condition to over $200 if a nice piece in very good condition.

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