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Etsy BDay Sale Coach Courier Bag Style No. 8920 Putty (Tabac?) Leather- Pre Creed Logo- Made In The Factory In New York City

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For some reason unknown to me, most of the photos of this bag do not accurately depict the color of this bag. This is being listed temporarily with these photos until photos more accurately depicting the bags color are prepared.

This is either a Putty or Tabac Leather New York City Coach Courier Pouch. In my opinion it is putty. The best photos depicting the color are found in the collage at photo 5. Those photos accurately depicting the color are on the upper right and on the far left panel second photo from the bottom. This bag was made in the early 1970's as it has the first Coach cartouche stamp. According to the experts this embossed Coach cartouche appeared after the metal tags and before the Coach 'story patch' and before the style numbers were placed on the creed. http://sacsmagnifiques.com/2013/11/guide-coach-creeds-logos-hangtags-a-chronological-perspective.html

Coach assigned this bag style # 8920. (See collage photo above with 1981 catalog listing for this bag.) It is a classic Coach design that must have been based on the early American pouch used on the frontier. The front flap with the belted closure is very similar to pouches used in the early 1800's. [ See the photo of the early American shot pouch at this link: http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=15174.0 ]

This is another one of those early Coach styles reminiscent of the early American pioneer days where one can't help but imagine seeing a leather clad Daniel Boone or Davy Crockett climbing over a mountain or hiking across a prairie carrying a bag very much like this bag. Or, in the words of the ten year old boy inside me whose memories of Disney's Davy Crockett persist in spite of the passage of more than half a century: 'Wow neat bag'.

This bag was made in New York City with soft and supple full grain leather in beautiful black. The design will compliment any wardrobe. The interior has a large slip pocket with the Coach cartouche stamp on it. The soft leather shoulder strap has large brass buckles at the ends that can be adjusted for length.

Dimensions:

Length: 10 inches across the widest area
Height: 9 inches top to bottom at the center
Width: 4 inches

Strap drop: 17"

Condition:

This bag is in good used condition with some slight distress. It is structurally sound without any rips, tears or holes that permeate the sides or other portions of the bag. However, it does have some wearing away of the beading at the of the corners which is pointed out in the collage photo 5 in the upper right panel. In addition, there is significant staining in the interior of the bag. [See collage photos. ] Plus, like most bags approaching their 50's, there are scratches and scuffs, Please review the photos carefully because they are part of this piece’s description and condition. Please feel free to ask questions or ask for more photos. Etsy limits the number of photos we can post with listing so we have more available.

THE FACTORY

This bag was made in the NYC Coach Factory which means it is in the class of the most sought after vintage Coach bags. Coach no longer produces bags in the U.S.A. and the Factory is gone. The quality of the bags manufactured at the Coach NYC factory and the skills of the leather workers who produced them was memorialized in a book released in 1977 entitled "The Factory". Although commissioned by the owners of Coach, it is a testimonial to the skill and diversity of their work force Here are some excerpts from 'The Factory':

"The factory occupies two floors of a 12 story building in downtown New York City and employs about 125 members of the Pocketbook and Novelty Workers Union Local No. 1 AFL-CIO. It is the Coach Leatherware factory, and the people who work here make bags and belts out of leather and brass.

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Looking around the factory, out of town visitors are always struck by its rich ethnic mix. Like a microcosm of the City itself, every race, creed and national origin seems to be represented. In addition to 2nd generation New Yorkers, both black and white, there are Italians and those of Italian descent, Poles and those of Polish descent; likewise, Germans, Hungarians, Lithuanians, and Russians - as well as Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and a number of other Hispanics from Central and South America.

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Here in New York City we have recruited workers from what is undoubtedly the world's largest pool of skilled labor, and this has enabled us, over the years, to choose from the best in each category.

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"The leather goods industry is a highly competitive one. If Coach bags and belts have enjoyed a certain success in this field, it is precisely because they are made in New York City by those people whose skill, energy and quick intelligence make it possible to turn out a quality product at a fair price. [ The Factory: Portrait of a Leathergoods Factory in Downtown New York City; Pictures by Jeremy Lezin- Words by Miles Cahn; July 1977]

If you prefer a different style vintage bag, I have many in stock and you can see it at my shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear
For some reason unknown to me, most of the photos of this bag do not accurately depict the color of this bag. This is being listed temporarily with these photos until photos more accurately depicting the bags color are prepared.

This is either a Putty or Tabac Leather New York City Coach Courier Pouch. In my opinion it is putty. The best photos depicting the color are found in the collage at photo 5. Those photos accurately depicting the color are on the upper right and on the far left panel second photo from the bottom. This bag was made in the early 1970's as it has the first Coach cartouche stamp. According to the experts this embossed Coach cartouche appeared after the metal tags and before the Coach 'story patch' and before the style numbers were placed on the creed. http://sacsmagnifiques.com/2013/11/guide-coach-creeds-logos-hangtags-a-chronological-perspective.html

Coach assigned this bag style # 8920. (See collage photo above with 1981 catalog listing for this bag.) It is a classic Coach design that must have been based on the early American pouch used on the frontier. The front flap with the belted closure is very similar to pouches used in the early 1800's. [ See the photo of the early American shot pouch at this link: http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=15174.0 ]

This is another one of those early Coach styles reminiscent of the early American pioneer days where one can't help but imagine seeing a leather clad Daniel Boone or Davy Crockett climbing over a mountain or hiking across a prairie carrying a bag very much like this bag. Or, in the words of the ten year old boy inside me whose memories of Disney's Davy Crockett persist in spite of the passage of more than half a century: 'Wow neat bag'.

This bag was made in New York City with soft and supple full grain leather in beautiful black. The design will compliment any wardrobe. The interior has a large slip pocket with the Coach cartouche stamp on it. The soft leather shoulder strap has large brass buckles at the ends that can be adjusted for length.

Dimensions:

Length: 10 inches across the widest area
Height: 9 inches top to bottom at the center
Width: 4 inches

Strap drop: 17"

Condition:

This bag is in good used condition with some slight distress. It is structurally sound without any rips, tears or holes that permeate the sides or other portions of the bag. However, it does have some wearing away of the beading at the of the corners which is pointed out in the collage photo 5 in the upper right panel. In addition, there is significant staining in the interior of the bag. [See collage photos. ] Plus, like most bags approaching their 50's, there are scratches and scuffs, Please review the photos carefully because they are part of this piece’s description and condition. Please feel free to ask questions or ask for more photos. Etsy limits the number of photos we can post with listing so we have more available.

THE FACTORY

This bag was made in the NYC Coach Factory which means it is in the class of the most sought after vintage Coach bags. Coach no longer produces bags in the U.S.A. and the Factory is gone. The quality of the bags manufactured at the Coach NYC factory and the skills of the leather workers who produced them was memorialized in a book released in 1977 entitled "The Factory". Although commissioned by the owners of Coach, it is a testimonial to the skill and diversity of their work force Here are some excerpts from 'The Factory':

"The factory occupies two floors of a 12 story building in downtown New York City and employs about 125 members of the Pocketbook and Novelty Workers Union Local No. 1 AFL-CIO. It is the Coach Leatherware factory, and the people who work here make bags and belts out of leather and brass.

**********************************************************************************
Looking around the factory, out of town visitors are always struck by its rich ethnic mix. Like a microcosm of the City itself, every race, creed and national origin seems to be represented. In addition to 2nd generation New Yorkers, both black and white, there are Italians and those of Italian descent, Poles and those of Polish descent; likewise, Germans, Hungarians, Lithuanians, and Russians - as well as Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and a number of other Hispanics from Central and South America.

***********************************************************************************
Here in New York City we have recruited workers from what is undoubtedly the world's largest pool of skilled labor, and this has enabled us, over the years, to choose from the best in each category.

************************************************************************************
"The leather goods industry is a highly competitive one. If Coach bags and belts have enjoyed a certain success in this field, it is precisely because they are made in New York City by those people whose skill, energy and quick intelligence make it possible to turn out a quality product at a fair price. [ The Factory: Portrait of a Leathergoods Factory in Downtown New York City; Pictures by Jeremy Lezin- Words by Miles Cahn; July 1977]

If you prefer a different style vintage bag, I have many in stock and you can see it at my shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ProVintageGear

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(420)
Reviewed by FilCoco
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 18, 2018
The strap is dry, but the bag is oiled and shined as new:). thank you
Coach Basic Bag In Saddle Leather With Detachable 36 Inch Strap- VGC

Reviewed by Sacha
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 14, 2018
This item was shipped off extremely quickly and arrived fairly quickly, even though it had to go through customs. The bag itself was described correctly in terms of condition, the only critique I might have is that perhaps a better resolution image might be more helpful, I wondered if the photo quality was just an etsy issue but I think it might be camera related. That being said, I struggled to find this particular bag anywhere else and I'm very happy to have it. Thanks very much!
Mothers Day Sale Coach Winnie Top Handle In British Tan Leather With Brass Hardware - Style No 9023- Made In USA - VGC - Rare Bag

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Etsy BDay Sale Coach Courier Bag Style No. 8920 Putty (Tabac?) Leather- Pre Creed Logo- Made In The Factory In New York City

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: Supple putty or tabac glove tanned leather, Solid brass hardware, Brass buckles, Belted leather loop closure, Interior slip pocket, Adjustable leather shoulder strap, 17 inch strap drop, 10 inches L x 8 inches H x 4 inches Wide, Made in The Factory in NYC, Great gift
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