Ad Campaign: Skyway Fashion Luggage, 1952

If you could see through luggage, Skyway would stand out even more!

Vacationers with inside information choose Skyway!

And I love “Perpetually Matchable!”

To have a set of the white with blue trim would be a dream come true!

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8 responses to “Ad Campaign: Skyway Fashion Luggage, 1952

  1. Gosh they are lovely. I have a set of white and blue trim suitcases but nothing like this quality – also they were really dirty when I bought them as the guy was storing them outside in the rain. Can’t quite clean them up but will have another go.

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  2. So glamorous. They really knew how to travel in style. Great illustrations too.

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  3. KC

    I dimly recall such luggage before it was “vintage”, when air travel was glamorous!
    BTW, I’ve tagged you for an award on my blog. Hope you don’t mind.

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  4. Bijoux

    I know this ad is 1952, but the beautiful white cases in the lower ad I’d love to own and co-ordinate with a car with white walled tyres! Yep, I know they are more associated with the 30s, but just so plush. … Sigh. I wish similar items today were sold at these prices.

    Could someone tell me what the brown circular object is that’s kept in place with the 2 ruched satin retainers in the lid with the bottles? It’s hardly likely to be the discus it looks like.

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  5. Had to get back to this post to tell you, BBC TV here in the UK is starting a drama series called Pan Am next week. I’ll look out for these in it, I bet they show up. I’ve seen a promo for it and it’s looks full of wonderful retro stuff from the 50s and 60s. I just hope it’s more enjoyable than Mad Man. I found the sexual politics in that so dark as to make it un-watchable. It was ban enough living through that at the time, I couldn’t stomach a re-run 40 years later.

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