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Ghurka bags are unique high end quality bags handmade in the U.S.A.. If you are interested in this bag and not familiar with Ghurka, please read up on Ghurka bags to learn about their quality and reputation by starting with the links below this description.

This is a Ghurka Marley Hodgson British Tan Leather No. 25 "The Collector" Registration No. H-950- Circa 1985. This bag was the 950th style "No. 25 Collector" handcrafted by Ghurka in 1985. Every Ghurka bag is carefully identified by a coded by style number and name, year of production and the number where the particular bag fell in production. [ Link here to the Ghurka website for an explanation of their coding system. https://www.ghurka.com/our-story ]

" No. 25 The Collector" measures 13" L x 6" W x 8.5" D. It made from Khaki Twill and trimmed with beautiful chestnut colored leather. There is one interior zippered pocket large enough to hold my Samsung Galaxy S 4 Smart phone with room to spare. It has a rolled padded leather handles that are easy on the hands when gripped. The closure is with brass zipper. There are two leather handles with a 4.5 inch drop. All hardware is solid brass.There are no exterior pockets.

Condition: This bag is in very good condition for a bag over 30 years old. The leather looks new except for the typical scuffing found in most bags over 30. The stitching is in tact. The zippers function properly. The Khaki twill fabric is very clean but there is one area of khaki with an obvious spot which I have shown in the photos I have posted in photo # 5 -the collage. For an accurate description of the condition please see all photos and ask for more photos if you are interested.

At the time of our listing a 1985 vintage Collector 25 is for sale on the Ghurka website for $995.00. The vintage bag Ghurka is selling has Registration #: H 419 which means it was made the same year as this bag. To buy the vintage Ghurka bag for $800 more than we are asking for this bag visit the Ghurka site at https://www.ghurka.com/vintage-collector-h419

To purchase the same bag for $195 [$800 less than Ghurka is asking] please put this bag in your cart and check out.

About Ghurka:

The name Ghurka was taken from the Ghurka soldiers of the Himalayas who since the days of the British Raj, according to the Ghurka website, have been known throughout the world for their bravery, loyalty, and cheerful indifference to all difficulty. The Company founder, Marley Hodgson, came up with the idea of starting a company creating handmade leather bags and naming it Ghurka after attending an antiquities auction in the 1970's and bidding on gear made for Ghurka regimental officers stationed in India in the early 1900's. According to the Ghurka website, Marley Hodgson was Inspired by the rugged elegance and workmanship of the 75-year-old leather and created the Ghurka leather company to make similar bags. http://www.ghurka.com/our-heritage/about-ghurka

Football Days Sale Ghurka Marley Hodgson British Tan Leather No. 25 "The Collector" Registration No. H-950- Circa 1985 -Handmade In the Unit


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  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: Smooth chestnut leather, Khaki twill, Solid brass hardware, Rolled padded handle for a solid easy grip, 13 inches Long by, 8 and a half inches High x 6 inches Wide, Registration Number H 950, Year of production 1985
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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