VINTAGE BLUE ROYAL TRAVELLER TOTE BAG - TRAVEL BAG
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Sally Feldman prided herself in being prepared for any kind of make-up emergency. In her blue Royal Traveller tote bag she crammed every imaginable piece of cosmetic accoutrement you could think of. She even had small blow dryer and a several curling irons. She carried her "make-up football" with her whenever she traveled. Anybody who saw how much stuff she had packed in that bag would inevitably say, "Do you need all that?" To which Sally would respond by rolling her eyes and saying, "You just never know."
Sally's propensity for cosmetic preparedness finally paid off back on July 4, 1976. She was checking-in at a hotel in Washington, D.C., when she couldn't help but overhear the panicked ranting of a group of girls from a Lincoln, Nebraska high school flag and drill team. Apparently, they had just discovered that the airline had lost their luggage containing all their make-up. In one hour, the team was suppose to be down at the staging area for the big National Bicentennial Parade for which they had been selected to perform.
Sally turned to the girls and said, "Ladies, I think I can help," She opened up her bag and the Nebraska girls began to gush with excitement.
"Wow, that's the most make-up I've ever seen in one place," one wide-eyed Nebraska blond said.
"Well you just never know...I like to be prepared," Sally smugly replied.
Here's a circa 1960s tote style travel bag made in Japan for Schwayder Bros. Co. as part of their Royal Traveller luggage line. This blue colored bag is made out of heavy vinyl with pebbled faux leather finish and has silver-tone metal hardware. It measures 15.5" X 11.5" X 6" and features a pocket with latched flap on one side and another large open pocket on the other side. The bag has two sturdy purse-style handles and the main compartment is secured by a heavy-duty metal zipper with button clasp. The interior is easy-to-clean vinyl with a large zippered side pocket. It is a fun retro styled bag ready for travel or use as purse, gym bag or diaper bag, etc.
This bag is in very good used, vintage condition. The exterior has some travel scuffs and a few small marks but is in overall good shape with no rips or holes. The zippers work well and the interior is clean and free of foul odors. We did find some surface rust on the interior rivet heads. No key is provided for the zipper latch.
We have a similar Royal Traveller bag in butterscotch yellow. Find it here:
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