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The Beatles | British European Airways Flight Bag, 1964

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Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

The Beatles | British European Airways Flight Bag, 1964

The Beatles | British European Airways Flight Bag, 1964

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

2,520

GBP

The Beatles

British European Airways Flight Bag, 1964


a very rare British European Airways ‘THE BEATLES’ flight bag, 1960s, black vinyl front and sides, black cloth back with cream vinyl piping, top zip closure, front pocket zip, black vinyl adjustable shoulder strap, with small rectangular window at the top for a name tag and four metal studs to base (304 x 206 x 100mm.), front pocket zip broken; two small round marks to lower left side which look like something hot has slightly melted the vinyl; very small hole to back lower left corner; small tear to front rectangular window; cream vinyl piping slightly discoloured commensurate with age


A publicity deal was arranged between The Beatles and BEA whereby the Beatles agreed to use the flight bags in exchange for three weeks of unlimited travel between London and Paris. The bags were produced in two different styles, the style seen here with a shoulder strap, the other a holdall style. The bags were given to all four Beatles, their entourage, and the flight attendants on the group’s return from Paris, 3 February 1964. They also used the bags just a few days later on 7 February for their flight to the US for their first tour of America. According to the vendor, the bag in this lot was owned by one of the flight attendants that flew with the Beatles on various occasions in 1964

Front pocket zip broken; two small round marks to lower left side which look like something hot has slightly melted the vinyl; very small hole to back lower left corner; small tear to front rectangular window; cream vinyl piping slightly discoloured commensurate with age


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