Antique Roadshow

I came across an amazing studio this week of artist Gail Rieke (via the Cartolina Cafe) which got me thinking about my own mini vintage luggage collection.  I love how these shelves were built (I’m sure) to fit exactly her collection.  Click on this link to see larger images.  Visually stunning really.  I’d love to have a wall of old suitcases like this.  Want to help me shop?  Come see what I’ve found in this mini slideshow (and antique roadshow):

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  • Petite Brown Vintage Suitcase – GB Stylite 1 of 12
    Petite Brown Vintage Suitcase - GB Stylite
    Such a classic looking vintage suitcase. This case is a gorgeous caramel-brown color with beautifully stitched detailing, and brass latches and hardware. From Mystic Lily
  • Vintage Hartmann Tweed Briefcase 2 of 12
    Vintage Hartmann Tweed Briefcase
    This well-loved vintage "Hartmann Custom Crafted" briefcase is made of a light brown tweed-like fabric with saddle leather straps. From Rockie Patch
  • Vintage Dark Tan Samsonite Train Case 3 of 12
    Vintage Dark Tan Samsonite Train Case
    Style 4612 - This dark tan Samsonite (Shwayder Bros.) train case with mirror is one of the first pieces after they added the Samsonite name! It's believed to be from the mid 1940's. Beautiful condition. From KMLang Designs
  • Catch Me If You Can Suitcase 4 of 12
    Catch Me If You Can Suitcase
    Circa unknown (est. 1930s-1950s). Love the darkness of this one - a perfect addition to compliment the collection. From dapper dean
  • Antique Bamboo Suitcase 5 of 12
    Antique Bamboo Suitcase
    A perfect suitcase for display, adds texture and colour. From Joyful Collective
  • 1940s Brown LEATHER Steamer Trunk Style Suitcase 6 of 12
    1940s Brown LEATHER Steamer Trunk Style Suitcase
    Sweet vintage hard bodied briefcase in a brown leather with brass accents. Lined in tan fabric , with a divider in a chic style. Beautiful vintage stitching, the kind you don't see often anymore. From adVintagous
  • Distressed Real Leather 7 of 12
    Distressed Real Leather
    Marked genuine cowhide on the bottom, this is a classic piece for display, with it's worn edges and straps. From Fishbones1
  • Shiny Black Patent-like Hat Box 8 of 12
    Shiny Black Patent-like Hat Box
    This probably wouldn't fit with the others in this collection here, but a beautiful little case nonetheless in shiny black. From Pretty Self Contained
  • Vintage Cunard Line Baggage Tag Steamship 9 of 12
    Vintage Cunard Line Baggage Tag Steamship
    What's a vintage luggage collection without a Vintage Cunard Line Baggage Tag. Frame them! From Americas Past
  • A Tweek Train Case 10 of 12
    A Tweek Train Case
    This one's adorable - down to it's labels and initials. A must-have for this collection! Apparantly in terrible shape, and maybe not valuable, but in a display - it's gold! From Roberta Grove
  • Vintage Samsonite Luggage Set 11 of 12
    Vintage Samsonite Luggage Set
    How often do you come across a set like this? A three-piece set of Samsonite luggage. Each suitcase comes with a set of keys so case can be locked up. Above average condition. From 27th Ave
  • Vintage Samsonite 12 of 12
    Vintage Samsonite
    Another beautiful classic samosonite setting in the russet camel coloring . Absolutely exquisite brass hardware. From AMradio. Hope you enjoyed the roadshow! See heaps more antique luggage here!

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Jan is the author and co-founder of the Canadian design blog, Poppytalk. She is also a huge supporter of all things handmade and is proud to devote her time to their online marketplace, Poppytalk Handmade.

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