This gorgeous handbag is the original Globetrotter Premium Flight Bag by H. Margolin. H. Margolin was a maker of fine handbags and accessories from NYC. Starting as a small operation in the nineteen-twenties, Margolin quickly made became well known for superior high quality and beautifully designed handbags.
As the company’s success grew, the company moved to Fifth Avenue in New York City. H. Margolin was also one of the few handbag companies to make handbags for the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp (WAAC) during WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War and beyond. All of which are highly collectible today.
This particular Margolin is the ultra-rare Premium model that was offered to the airline stewardesses; as they were called at the time, and for the affluent travelers. The Globetrotter Series came in three styles and sizes. There was a model that was ten inches long, a model called the Standard, and the Premium with the latter two at fourteen-inches long.
All had brass frames and were handmade from genuine Cowhide however, it was the Premium models, which is this sterling example, that had the addition of two opposing zippered, top compartments. In turn, this made this already functional model even more desirable for those frequent travelers. The Globetrotter Premium is from a private collection and it is in pristine, never used condition.
Lift the snap to open and you will see an immaculate, Black shimmering Faille interior. Not one mark or stain, no odors of age, just a perfect compartment with a solid brass zippered pocket. The Margolin logo is still there in Gold lettering.
The outer compartments have opposing, brass zippers with leather zipper pulls. Both are full-length and are spotless clean as well. This valise is spacious and the compartments can easily carry not one, but two tablet computers, your documents, and your essentials with ease and style. It is a handbag that is timeless in style and looks fabulous.
Outside, the leathers are stunning. Made from Pebbled Genuine Cowhide in the color of Black, the leather is soft and supple with a richness that soothes the touch. The gleaming frame works smoothly and closes like new. The quality of the craftsmanship leaves no doubt that this is a handbag that will be appreciated. The leather handles are intact and are comfortable. This fine Margolin rests on four, brass feet.
The dimensions are MASSIVE at 14”L x 8”H x 4”D and the handles afford a 6” drop. Enough to shoulder carry when needed.
As always, this fine Margolin will come to you shipped with the utmost care via USPS Priority Mail or your choice of shippers indicated with insurance. Never a handling charge, just the exact shipping to your zip code. I ship all over the world and will gladly combine shipping on multiple purchases.
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