Gladstone Bags

Thursday, 24 December 2015

A Gladstone Bag made from 200-Year Old Reindeer Hide

A Gladstone Bag offered by shoe and bag maker G. J. Cleverley of London was made from Russian Reindeer hide taken from the wreck of the 'Metta Catharine von Flensburg, a Danish ship that went down in a gale in Plymouth Sound in 1786.  The ship was located in 1973 when Plymouth Sound BSAC found a bell over mud concealing the wreck on the sea bed.  The Gladstone Bag was made from one of hundreds of Reindeer hides found to be in excellent condition.  The hides were made into shoes and bags, ranging in price from a few hundred pounds to £4,500 for the Gladstone bag with goatskin lining.


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