Early 20th Century Louis Vuitton suitcase.
Louis Vuitton suitcase, mounted with black canvas and black painted trim, brass locks impressed LV, brown leather handle, canvas lining with two straps, paper Louis Vuitton label printed with the no:753949 and the address 70 Champs Elysees, Paris, bearing some travel labels including Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Measurements 60cm x 22cm x39 cm.
A little history about the previous owner.
The Property of Wing Commander V.A Gittins. He first joined the Royal Air Force in February 1921 and served in China in 1927, and H.M.S Glorious at Malta in 1931 and 1937. Gittins was appointed Chief Technical Officer of the Royal Air Force Hurricane Wing sent to Russia in 1941. He was awarded the Russian Order of the Red Star, one of several Soviet awards to 151 Wing. It is probable that his M.B.E was awarded for similar services. In 1944 he was C.T.O with No.51 O.T.U at Cranfield, and in 1945 he was sent to Burma.
This case has seen some travel! but is in remarkably good useable condition, (due to the careful previous owner and that it is of a quality build) and a great size for weekends away.
Enjoy it for another 100 years.