The j. peterman company messenger bag

Sep 27, 2021. 14:45 UTC
The J. Peterman Company Messenger Bag
Nick
United States of America

Category
Vintage handbags

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

This Vintage J. Peterman Company Messenger Bag is made of a really strong fabric with leather in some parts too. It has many compartments and the bag has a locking mechanism to keep whatever is inside safe (key included). There are two marks on the inside of the bag and some discoloration under the outside flap that you can’t notice when the flap is down (I think it’s supposed to have that discoloration but not 100% sure). Other than that it is in excellent condition and I couldn’t find any other J Peterman bag like this one online! It is 18.5”x10.5”x9.5”

Provenance

Unknown

Answered within about 6 hours
Sep 27, 20:24 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$150 - $250 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$250 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Nick,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
The bag has faded - that's why it's darker under the flap. The stain to the interior does affect the value a bit; the fading a little less so.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage leather and canvas J. Peterman military style messenger crossbody bag
made in Korea for J. Peterman Company, Lexington, KY
With single adjustable beige leather shoulder strap, the hinged body with top closure and single loop handle, brass closure, the interior with several zippered compartments, including under the flap, to the side under the flap, and inside the body.
10 1/2 by 18 1/2 inches
CONDITION: With some use wear, including fading to the exterior. Area of staining to interior
$150-250*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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