This stunning framed satchel is an original Roger Van S. A maker of some of the most well-designed, high quality handbags and accessories from the nineteen-forties until the late nineteen-sixties. Highly coveted by collectors the world over, models such as this rare, Pebbled Leather Satchel are prized. This beautiful, late 1950’s Roger Van S., called the Explorer, is from a private collection and is in excellent condition.
Roger Van S., the man always associated with the items carrying his name, his real name was Roger Van Schoyck but it was his wife, the late Doris (Bryn) Van Schoyck, who was the chief designer. Mrs. Roger Van S., as she was known, was a former fashion model that was on the cover of many of the top magazines, met Roger while both were in college in Cincinnati, Ohio and together, they formed the company.
All of their items were made in Paterson, New Jersey which at the time, was exceptional as many handbag makers were based in New York City. A social-minded company that gave employment to veterans. Her designs were so well designed, she received awards from the Leather Industries of America. Roger Van S. items were sold in some of the best department stores.
In the pictures, that is the stuffing for the photoshoot that is showing on the right.
When you first hold this gem, the sheer weight of quality tells you that this is an elegant handbag. Made from the thickest Medium Brown Pebbled Leather and adorned with a gleaming solid brass medallion on the leather pull tab.
Lift the block snap and a splash of bright Beige fabric greets the eyes. There is a single Barco zippered security pocket with the Roger Van S. badge in brass just above. It is clean with just one faint ink mark inside to the left of the badge. There are no other ink marks and no odors to the otherwise pristine interior.
The leathers are thick, rich, and full of color. Not one scuff or signs of wear. The piping is intact and the leathers shine with authority throughout. This Roger Van S. rests on four, solid brass feet.
A gorgeous collectible that will be a fine addition to your collection and will accent your attire to any occasion, day or night. It will bring many compliments and looks. This handbag is absolutely beautiful and you will smile.
The dimensions are 12” L x 7 ¼ ”H x 4 ½ ”D and the handle affords a 5” drop. Perfect to arm carry when needed.
As always, this fine will come to you shipped with the utmost care via UPS, 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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A gorgeous Roger Van S.
Vintage 1950s Roger Van S "The Explorer" Satchel
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