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1944 shoulder bag?


Scottz63
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Scottz63

Picked this up at my local antiques mall this morning. Stamped inside twice is "Gagian 1944" I think, hard to read. Looks to have shoulder straps. Part of a pack set-up? What do I have?

 

Thanks, Scott

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Steve B.

You have a post-war item made by a surplus store that sewed two GP bags together to make a backpack/book bag/tote bag.  

 

These are not uncommon, and although they are made of US GI components, they are not a military issue item as found.

 

The stamps you found are the name of the original manufacturer of the GP bags and the year they were manufactured.

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Scottz63

Hmm... That explains the double markings inside and out. Very interesting. Thanks!

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Scottz63
1 hour ago, pararaftanr2 said:

"Harian", not "Gagian".

Got it. Thanks.

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