This is a Morgan Style Coach with a missing carrying strap. This bag's Coach Creed has a preorderly registration number of 1335-218 which places its manufacture date sometime in the late 80's through 1993. This Coach Morgan Briefcase is a very rare find. You just don't see many of them in the vintage bag marketplace. The styles you typically see are the Lexington, Beekman, Essex, Embassy, Metropolitan, and, to a lessor degree, the Prescott and Colebrook. We have all of those styles for sale in our shop. But, when you browse through the vintage Coach catalogs you realize they designed many more different style briefcases. Part of the fun in looking for vintage stock is to try to find bags that were prominently displayed in the catalog but are not easy to find in the vintage marketplace. This Coach Morgan Briefcase is such a bag.
The design of this bag is similar to the Coach Metropolitan Briefcase. However, it has a a brass touchlock closure that was not used on many other style Coach bags. It is also a half inch wider and a quarter inch higher than the Metropolitan. [ compare this to our Metropolitan listed at https://www.etsy.com/listing/261278600/independence-days-sale-coach?
ga_search_query=metropolitan&ref=shop_items_search_1 ] It has plenty of room and places to store just about anything you would want to carry during your business day. It has three gussets, an interior zippered pocket, and leather pen holders. The main gusset is wide and is expandable to about 3 and a half inches.
Back in the day (1994), this is what Coach had to say about this bag:
A. Morgan Briefcase. No. 5267 $372. Legal size briefcase. Full-length outside back pocket. Gusseted front pocket under leather lined flap. Inside organizational panel includes open pocket, business card pocket and two pen / pencil holders. Brass touchlock closure. 45 inch adjustable shoulder strap with shoulder pad detaches. 16" x 11 1/4" x 3 1/2". Mahogany shown. Black, Bordeaux, British Tan.
Length: 16 inches
Height: 11.25 inches
Width: 3.5 inches
This bag is in good condition. It has no rips, tears or holes. I recently cleaned and conditioned it with a product recommended by Coach Collectors known as Leather CPR. However, there are some some residual scuffs, scrapes and marks remaining including a few brown spots on the bottom of the bag. In addition, the carrying strap is missing. Please see photos.
Please visit our shop and check out the other professional gear and briefcases available. We have plenty of Coach products, including some rare NYC Coach bags from the 1970's. We also have briefcases, attache's and messenger bags manufactured by Hartmann, Fossil, Cole Hahn, Goldpfeil, and other well known manufacturers.https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear?ref=search_shop_redirect
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