Mid Century Dark Brown Leather Briefcase

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With brown leather brief case in hand, Rick Riemer stared at the inside of the elevator door, oblivious to the five other people surrounding him. Ping...ping...ping the elevator worked it's way up to the 27th floor of the Cromley building on Madison Ave. in New York. The last of his fellow passengers exited on the 22nd floor--Rick was alone now. Five more floors to his dreaded destination, the Sellum, Brown, Beagles, Inc. Advertising Agency where he worked or shall we say, used to work. Rick was suppose to be pitching a fresh new advertising campaign to Nature's Nudge Elevator Shoe Company in fifteen minutes but he had nothing. One too many cocktail parties over the weekend had drained his creative juices and was walking into the meeting empty-handed.

The elevator Musak was playing an annoying instrumental rendition of "Up, Up and Away" as it came to a stop at the 27th floor. Rick watched the doors slowly slide open to the impending disaster that awaited him. Suddenly, just as he was about to step out of the elevator, Rick's eyes grew wide and he felt a rush of adrenaline--he blurted out, "Up, up and away in your Nature's Nudge Elevator Shoe!"

EPILOG: Well Rick had managed to pull another one out of his hat. Nature's Nudge, loved the "Up, Up and Away" theme and even talked about getting The 5th Dimension to sing a jingle to the tune of their hit song, "Up, Up and Away." Rick was promoted to Senior Account Executive and moved into the corner office.

For sale is a handsome expandable leather briefcase ready to help you close that "big" account or for you to stash with crafting supplies. This bag measures 16" wide X 13" tall and is 7" deep at the base. It is made of thick, dark brown, top grain leather with matching leather wrapped handle and gold-tone hardware. The case is expandable three (3) latch placement slots to allow you to secure the flap even when loaded with stuff. Inside there are two (2) stiff leather dividers creating three (3) compartments for papers, etc. The front and back inside panels are both finished to match the outside while the flexible leather ends are untanned. There is a rigid plastic flap on the interior floor. We are dating this quality-made piece to the 1970s-80s. No maker's mark found.

This brief case is in very good, used vintage condition and structurally sound with good stitching integrity. The exterior leather has a few scuffs and scratches. The front bottom right corner the edge on the leather has some wear and fray but is stitching is firmly attached. The hardware is rust free and latches open smoothly (no key included). The interior is very clean. The handle is firmly attached.

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You may pay for your item by Debit/Credit Card or by PayPal. We also accept money order payments but your item will not ship until money order clears our bank. Idaho residents will be charged 6% sales tax.

Shipping from United States

I don't know about you but when I order something online, I like to get it get it fast, so It is our policy to ship items as fast as possible. Most items ship within 1-2 business days of a paid order. Items usually ship via USPS or FEDEX Ground. Lighter items usually ship via USPS Priority Mail while heavier items may ship via FEDEX Ground or USPS Parcel Select. If your shipping address is different than your mailing address, please provide us with both so we use the correct one depending upon the carrier.

We take great care in packing items but on rare occasions an item can be damaged in shipping. All items shipped within the USA are automatically insured against damage. If your item arrives damaged contact us within 5 days from the delivery date so we can process a claim/refund.

We are not responsible for items delivered to your home or business that are lost or stolen after delivery has been confirmed. If you would like us to require a signature upon delivery, please let us know prior to ordering and we will add that option for a nominal cost.

We offer combined shipping discounts on most items (see shipping costs on each item). Please note that Etsy handles combined discounts this way: You pay full listed shipping cost on the item with the most expensive shipping cost and then the combined shipping discount applies to additional items (of lesser shipping costs) on your order.

We are happy to ship internationally on most items but realize that heavy and/or bulky items will be very expensive to ship so we may note on an item that international shipping is not available.The most cost-effective means for shipping internationally is by U.S. Postal Service (either First Class or Priority International mail) but tracking is often unavailable for items sent this way. International delivery times vary from country to country. An item may take anywhere from 7 to 30 days and occasionally longer and depends upon customs or local delivery delays. We have shipped many items all over the globe with very few problems, but items can get lost or stolen along the way. Should an item be lost in the mail, we will provide you with a copy of the U.S Customs form which is proof that we sent the item. The international buyer will be responsible for contacting their own country's customs/mail officials to trace a lost item's whereabouts. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE DELIVERY OF ITEMS SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.

Also note that the international buyer is responsible for any duty or customs fees charged by your country.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

At the Leaping Lemming, We like happy customers! Upon receipt of your purchased item, check for any shipping damage and Convo or email us ASAP if there is shipping damage or other issues.

We accept returns on items within 14 days of receipt. If you are returning an item for whatever reason, contact us within 14 days to arrange for a return. Once we receive the item back in good condition, a full refund (less original shipping cost) will be issued to you. Buyer is responsible for return shipping charges and original shipping charges unless we deem that an item was not as described. Returned items must be in original condition with all original parts and be packed well for damage-free shipping.

NOTE- We try and describe items as if we were the buyer so carefully read all item descriptions. Most returns can be avoided if you read sizes, descriptions, etc. carefully and Convo us with any questions you might have prior to purchasing.


The vintage items we sell are over 20 years old (some are much older) and are sold "as is." We do not imply any warranty beyond the 14 day return policy described above. This means that if an item breaks or ceases to function after 14 days of receipt no refund or return option is available.

Some large/bulky furniture items may come to you partially disassembled to keep your shipping costs down and we will state that on the item description. The buyer is responsible for correctly reassembling an item. If you have any questions about reassembly or are not certain that you have reassembled properly, please contact us prior to using the item. If you would prefer to have an item sent to you fully assembled--contact us prior to purchasing so that we can provide a shipping cost for a fully assembled piece. Note- some items may not be available for shipping if they are not partially disassembled. Fully assembled pieces are always available for local pick-up.

We attempt to describe items as best we can but be aware that vintage appliances and electrical devices may have electrical hazards so the buyer is responsible for any risks in use of them.

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Very pleased with this vintage purchase. Item was well presented & pictures were accurate. Fast delivery.

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