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The skycap lifted the handsome, avocado green suitcase onto the luggage cart and gave the petite brunette a claim ticket and tipped his hat to her, "Have a nice flight miss."

She pulled a couple of dollars from her purse and slipped them into the skycap's hand.

"Why thank-you young miss."

Melody Gunther turned and stepped through the airport terminal door and made her way to the TWA ticket counter. She was practically skipping to the counter, her giddy excitement barely restrained. This was Melody's first international trip--her grandfather had given her a trip to Paris as a college graduation gift. A dream come true, ten days in the City of Light.

"Next," the TWA clerk called out.

Startled, Melody fumbled her tickets and passport and they launched into the air, fluttering to the floor in opposite directions.

A handsome young man in a dark blue suit immediately came to her rescue, scrambling around to retrieve her paperwork. He turned to return the items to the embarrassed owner, "Melody?".

"Jack?" Melody said, her cheeks flushed.

It was Jack Thomas. He'd been in just about every one of her economics classes back at N.Y.U. but they had never really connected.

"Thank-you...are you going to Paris too?" She said as she nervously retrieved her travel papers him.

"Yes, it's a graduation gift from my Grandfather. You know, come to think of it, I think he may know your Grandfather." Jack said, staring deeply into Melody's green eyes.


For sale is a super nice and relatively rare Samsonite Silhouette square-shaped overnight suitcase in 1970's avocado green. This hard-cased piece of luggage is 15.5" X 16.5" X 6.75", weighs 5lbs, 10 oz and features a loop carrying handle. Also included is the original key. It is made of heavy plastic with a faux leather grain finish and silver-tone latches and trim. The interior is fully lined with satiny light green fabric with one side elastic pocket on the bottom and one large elastic pocket inside the lid. The lid on this case stand vertical in case you want to leave it open for display. We are dating this suitcase to the early 1970s.

The exterior of this suitcase is in very good vintage condition with only a few small travel scuffs but no major scratches or dents. The latches work well and as we mentioned, a key is included. The plastic handle is tightly attached and free of cracks or breaks. The interior is exceptionally clean with no rips, tears, stains or foul odors. The elastic pockets are still tight.

Like the yellow suitcase in the lead photo? See it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/104811606/1960s-samsonite-silhouette-silhouette

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1970's Samsonite Silhouette Overnight Suitcase in Groovy Avocado Green


  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: vinyl, metal, satin
  • Only ships within United States.
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