I was just on a 3 day trip to Chicago, and I could'nt resist buying a new (old) Musette bag
I bought it because it looked very interesting, and I got it very cheap. Theres a lot of history to it, thats for sure, but I'm trying to find out exactly what it is! First of all i checked the bag, in all of it's pockets, after I got back to the Hotel, and I found something in the bag. One medal ribbon bar, with 3 medal ribbons on it. And a piece of old paper from 1958 from a "Wholesale Electrical Supplies" And finally something that you use for golf, the thing you stick in the ground for the ball to rest on.
On to the bag: There are stains on the back, which I suspect is blood, because of the pattern of the spreading, and the dark red color. But I could be wrong. There is also a name inside the bag, and a serial number, but it's very faint. The name is "USHER" and the serial number is (im guessing on some of the numbers) "H 3101099".
Apart from the mystery, I think it's a very nice bag, and it is in good solid condition with only 1 tear, just the way I like it! You can also see the brass shine through on some of the buckles. The 2 buckles on the front are marked: RAU FASTENER CO. ... PROV. A.I
Any opinions and answers are very welcome!