This gorgeous Coach is the original, 1980s, ultra-rare Durham from the Sheridan Collection. The Sheridan Collection from Coach was the premium, most expensive from the Coach U. S. Line of high-end handbags at the time. Not many were made and each was handcrafted from imported leather. Today, they are highly sought, and for good reason; timeless design, elegance, and quality that is unmatched. This Durham is pristine, no issues.
The leathers selected for the Sheridan Collection were given a special perpetual treatment, which would afford any handbag chosen by Coach for this special treatment to maintain the new look far beyond a normally tanned leather handbag. None are exactly the same. Being hand-made, each will have its own effects typical with custom craftsmanship. The quality exceeds many of the best today.
The Durham is slightly smaller and more personal sized than the larger Greensboro. This pristine Durham is simply stunning. The color is the always-luxurious Taupe Pebbled Leather trimmed in Mahogany Leather.
Open the brushed and coated solid brass special turn-lock and you are first greeted with matching pebble leather under the flap then, you will see flawless, bronze silk lining. Perfectly sized to carry what you need in style.
The main compartment is all-silk lined. There is a single zippered security pocket with the creed and serial numbers: 0999-358 below. The creed is on matching Mahogany leather. Another clue to the hand-made origin of this Durham is Coach used a hand stamping machine to stamp the serial/registration numbers and sometimes, the numbers would be slightly off-center as the “8” is on this Durham. Very rare to even find any Coach with this.
On the outside, there is a full-length pocket on the back and even that pocket has the silk lining. The holders for the strap are intricately crafted from leather that is an eighth of an inch thick.
The strap itself is of the same thickness. It is supple, spotless clean with no darkening. As you look at the pictures, you can see the shine from the edging. The top-stitching is contrasting Bronze and it is clean throughout. The turn-lock even has a pad to protect the pebbled leather.
The original hang-tag is present on the brass chain. The hang-tags found on the Sheridan’s were also perpetually treated. Their hang-tags are larger than regular Coach hang-tags and is made from the same Mahogany leather. For a Sheridan to be complete, the hang tag must match the trim.
The Durham is a Coach that is very hard to find in this condition and it is a genuine collectible. It will only go up in value if kept in this pristine condition. This Durham shows only the best care with minimal use. The leathers are soft, well conditioned, and even in color. The piping as seen in the pictures is even and smooth.
This fine treasure has dimensions that are 6 ¾ “L x 6" H x 2 ½ " D and the removable and adjustable strap is 42" long.
As always, this fine Coach Durham 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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