This may be my first WWII item.... or at least its around those days…. I’m not an expert on militaria stuff.. so I hope you can help me
I bought this bag in a flea market in Mexico City, the guy that sold it to me didn’t say anything about WWII, but he said that it was British, I believed him with reserves… so I got home and researched a little bit on the internet… based on the brand marked on the snaps which is Newy Brothers… and in fact it was a manufacturers of buttons, hooks and eyes in Birmingham. I found this at: Hermes throughout the ages - Page 3 - PurseForum.
“Apparently "Newey Bros Ltd" existed in Birmingham England until 1934”.
“Apparently Newey were taken over by a company called Prym and as Prym Newey continued to manufacture "haberdashery and lingerie accessories" in England until the factory closed in 2001. Prym Newey Malaysia still exists but I don't know how much Newey Bros info they would have. Older Newey Bros archives are held in Birmingham city museum. Newey manufactured fastenings for specialised military clothing in WWII (airborne forces etc.) Irritatingly I can't find any zipper info.”
I noticed that in the front fastener is written: AG468 NB1943.
So may be it’s a WWII item….. so what’s your opinion????????
As well I noticed that it still has….. like… “folding marks” or “reference marks” from the manufacturing process.. I don’t know…… I found that weird…. Take a look at pictures . What do you think??….
And my final concern… it has a hole at the top and I think it will get bigger…so I’m thinking about iron a vinyl patch in the inside… check the pics…. Should I?
Do you have any reference? … It would be great if you can give me more information about this bag….. it may not be a valuable item… but its my first one…and I got it for 16 USD…..
Thanks in advance.