Like a lot of things, I didn’t set out to collect vintage briefcases and portfolios.
I just stumbled upon one at a thrift store that I loved. So I bought it.
Then I found another.
The great thing about this collection: It’s useful.
I take one of the cases to work with me all the time.
I love the aged hardware and leather.
Here’s one of my favorite portfolios.
The zipper still works.
One of the portfolios is stamped “Marvelux” on the inside.
This portfolio gets a lot of use.
A chunky old zipper closes to keep the contents safe inside.
I also love old leather-covered folders, scrapbooks, diaries, calendars, etc.
Here are a few my favorites.
This one’s a pristine 1966 calendar.
Because you never know when you might need a 1966 calendar.
This one’s a diary. About half of the pages have been ripped out, but I still love the embossed cover.
This one’s an organizer.
It’s not old, maybe from the 1990s. But I love the cover.
Inside it says, “Scully Since 1906.”
This one is faux leather — and new.
It has my 2016 calendar in it. (Yes, I still use a paper calendar.)
This cover is about 5 inches by 8 inches.
It could hold a pad of paper and a pen.
Here’s a cover that shows its age.
It has a plastic photo insert in it.
This three-ring binder is stamped “Made in Italy” on the back.
I also collect vintage suitcases. Click here to read about that collection.
2 Replies to “Collecting | Vintage briefcases”
Interesting. I just picked up a Marvelux #29474 item by Briefcase, Inc. in Chicago in fabulous condition. Haven’t been able to find out anything about Briefcase, Inc. but I’d hazard a guess the one I have is from the 50’s. Thanks for sharing your collection.
i collect vintage Hartmann briefcases. I love them.