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Red Cap Luggage
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Post# 1037449   7/7/2019 at 22:29 (232 days old) by rpms (ontario canada)        

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My Aunt Dorthy died a month ago at age 92. I inherited Uncle Bob's suitcase they took on their honeymoon.
I can't find much about Red Cap Luggage. The suitcase is like brand new and has that great old smell to it.
It is pure leather and I think was made in the 50's. Would love to know more about it

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Post# 1037455 , Reply# 1   7/7/2019 at 23:22 (232 days old) by SudsMaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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Don't know anything about Red Cap, but that is a very nice looking piece of luggage.

Post# 1037458 , Reply# 2   7/7/2019 at 23:58 (232 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Nice bag----Keep it AWAY from the airline baggage smasher gorillas!Use it for car trips where YOU are handling the bag.

Post# 1037462 , Reply# 3   7/8/2019 at 01:23 (232 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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Red Caps have been handling baggage for train travelers for many decades, and they work for tips only.   I didn't know they had a line of luggage named after them. 


It looks like that handsome bag dates back to the golden age of rail travel.   I'll bet it received extra special handling, too.  Enjoy it!

Post# 1037505 , Reply# 4   7/8/2019 at 13:16 (231 days old) by stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Closed for good apparently. Magazine article linked below:

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Post# 1037544 , Reply# 5   7/8/2019 at 19:45 (231 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Cary Grant posed as a Red Cap with the help of Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) to escape police in "North By Northwest", one of the finest Hitchcock thrillers made.


Grant, Eva Marie Saint & the 20th Century Limited

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Post# 1037547 , Reply# 6   7/8/2019 at 20:07 (231 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Since her name was already brought up

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Miss. Eva Marie Saint just celebrated her 95th birthday on 4 July.

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