The Reliant; a Vintage 1960s Tan Leather Flight Bag


Origin: English
Period: 1960s
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1960
Height: 14 inches (including handles)
Length: 17 inches
Width: 8 inches
Height: 10.5 inches


A quality firm leather flight bag, with stiff leather handles, two buckle straps, and a metal catch with original locking key. The bag opens in a doctor's bag fashion to a plain cloth lined interior, and is blindstamped 'The Reliant (with winged logo) Brit Patent 538261' below the catch. There are five metal studs on the underside, and aside from a tiny little snag on one handle, is in good and original condition.This little chap is well poised to reliably (as the name suggests) endure the rigors of frequent first class flying.

It is attractive enough to spark admiring glances, and with it, if you flash a smile at the nice lady at check-in, you are surely destined for a free upgrade.