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Military Police Suitcase

An original military police suitcase from a former Lance Corporal, circa 1950s

£85

SKU: RC00498.
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A really interesting and decorative suitcase from a former member of the military police…

Dating back to the early 1950s, this suitcase has such a great piece of history and a cool look. Owned by Lance Corporal Brooks of the Royal Military Police, the suitcase comes complete with his regimental number which dates to July 1951 to June 1955. The information allows us to confirm this items authenticity… maybe the painted decals on the front were done at a later date, but we cannot be sure…

The suitcase itself is of a Burgundy Red and is lightweight in its light wood build. Bamboo wooden frame and metal brackets give this a great look and with the added hand painting on the front, this is quite the eye catching piece…

We are offering this suitcase in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there are some natural surface scratches, scuffing and chips to the paint work. The wooden structure is great, but you’ll note that it is a little tatty in places, and there is some rusting across the fixings. Again we just think the whole look and feel is so decorative and this great piece of history could be a great display piece. Please do review the photos as it would be difficult to highlight all of the imperfections…

Please note : Although the suitcase fastens together and holds perfectly, the middle clamp doesn’t quite click together. This doesn’t however limit the suitcase from locking

Dimensions : Depth : 26cm, Width : 80cm, Height : 43cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface scars and scratches, a little dirty in places, chipping to the paint in places, rusty fixings

Weight : 3.8kg

Packaging : The suitcase will be bubble wrapped and covered in protective cardboard.

Postage : Standard Item £10 or Local Collection

Tracking : This piece will be sent via a reliable courier with tracking information provided

Additional Information

Weight 3.8 kg
Dimensions 26 x 80 x 43 cm