It's seems like the second I wrote that the thrift store in our town never yielded any treasures, I struck gold. My find occurred a few weeks ago, but for reasons unknown I have been reluctant to share, but I love this little beauty. I don't know why. I find myself purposefully going in the sewing room to pick it up and admire it. Open the little latch and peek inside. I am fairly certain it is vintage '60s. It's labeled "British HongKong", not that that confirms it's vintage, but I am sure it is.
Have I lost it with this one? I swear the photos don't do it justice. It's in remarkable condition, just a tiny tear in the lining. I think I paid $3.00 for it - a real bargain in my books. I clearly remember spying it in the store, slinking over and quickly grabbing it - almost thought it was too good to be true. Most certainly at some point I will use it, not for work though - the five other employees (all woman) already think I am loony.
So, what's the verdict my reading jury????
Oh and if you know more about these types of bags, please let me know. I have tried to research but have come up empty handed.