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This picnic suitcase is something we have never seen before! Imagine our surprise when we opened up this suitcase to find this vintage picnic set inside. We are unsure of the age of this however the plates are made of Beetleware which was made before Bakelite in the 1930's. It is hard and brittle like Bakelite, but does not discolour with age. There are also bakelite handles on the knifes. It also seems it hasn't been exposed to the air so it has that "old" smell when you first open it.

On the inside we learned it is a "Product of Warren Penn."
The suitcase measures: 21" long x 13' wide
It has a leather handle which is 9" long.
The latches work but the left side is stiff to open. There is no key for the locks.

Items included inside:

1 - Rectangle tin with red lid and fruit decals 12" long x 5 " deep. It has ventilation holes on the side.
Condition: Some paint loss on the interior bottom.

6 - "Beetleware" brand maroon colored plates which are 8" in diameter.
The plates are in good condition.

6 - Yellow coffee cups which measure 3.5" wide x 2" tall.
All are in good condition.

6 - Metal tea spoons which are 6" long." 1 spoon is slightly different the others.
They are in good condition.

6 - Stainless steel knifes with yellow bakelite handles 9' long
Condition: excellent

This includes a bottle opener / can opener which is 5.5" long.
It is in good condition.

Also included is a set of metal salt and pepper in good condition

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Vintage Picnic Suitcase / Basket


  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: metal, melmac, bakalite, tin, beetleware, stainless steel, paper, brass, leather
  • Feedback: 135 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from California, United States.