BONHAMS TRAVELS WITH STYLE AS VINTAGE LUXURY LUGGAGE GOES UNDER THE HAMMER

It is said to be the journey that matters, and not the destination – Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale promises to take you there in style, with an offering of vintage Louis Vuitton, Hermès and Moynat luggage.

"It's stylish nostalgia," said Toby Wilson, Bonhams Head of Automobilia, "vintage luggage evokes images of exciting holidays in exotic destinations, when the golden age of travel was full of charm and mystique. Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale showcases these glamorous classic luggage pieces, with a style that that never grows old.

"The history and iconography behind such items as the 1930s Hermès suitcase, or the 1960 Louis Vuitton Steamer Bag, is something not to be found in modern wear, making them a highly coveted style statement, available to the highest bidder!"

The items available at Bonhams Goodwood Revival auction are:

A Hermes suitcase, circa 1930 – estimated at £1,200 - £1,400
A Louis Vuitton steamer bag, circa 1960 – estimated at £1,000 - £1,200
A Louis Vuitton case, retailed by Saks, circa 1930 – estimated at £1,200 - £1,400
A Moynat suitcase, circa 1910 – estimated at £600 - £800
A Moynat suitcase circa 1930 – estimated at £600 - £800
A Louis Vuitton suitcase, circa 1950 – estimated at £1,200 - £1,400
A Louis Vuitton suitcase, circa 1930 – estimated at £1,200 - £1,400
A Louis Vuitton hat box, post-War – estimated at £1,000 - £1,200
A Louis Vuitton suitcase, circa 1950 – estimated at £1,200 - £1,400

Items in the auction will be available to view on Friday 12th September. The sale takes place on Saturday 13th September.
To register to bid call 44 (0)207 468 5801 or email ukcars@bonhams.com.


NOTES FOR EDITORS

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com

Contacts
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    Bonhams
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