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Refurbished 80s Ghurka No. 37 The Spectator Bag

Refurbished 80s Ghurka No. 37 The Spectator Bag

SKU: 306

The Ghurka brand of bags is the pinnacle of American craftsmanship; this narrow gusseted bag dates from 1982. In later years, the strap was made to be more adjustable in length, but the early designed The Spectators had two button screw strap adjustment lengths.  Handmade in Connecticut of sturdy khaki twill and trimmed in vegetable tanned full grain leather, the Ghurka Originals are made to last lifetimes. They are the opposite of a flashy/trendy handbag, speaking volumes based on the quality alone. Truly, if you are even remotely interested in learning about the level of quality that is sewn in to each Ghurka Bag, I would suggest heading to this article to help you learn about this iconic American made handbag company: 



11"L x 7 1/2"H x 1 1/2"-4"D

36"-37" Wearable length strap



Khaki twill

Chestnut vegetable tanned leather trim and edging

Solid brass hardware

Button screw adjustable strap and front flap closure

Two sections inside

Near full length zip pocket with brass zipper

Made in Norwalk, Connecticut

No. 37 The Spectator

Serial number E 963



Excellent vintage condition.  Really impeccable condition, especially factoring in that this gem of a bag is over 40 years old!  It came to Villa Milagro with a lot of dirt on the canvas and dry leather with some odd crunchy stains on the corner leather trim. Because of the nature of this leather, care was taken in getting rid of the crunchy parts (for the most part), and very careful moisturizer was applied to all of the leather, after carefully cleaning it. It has been surface cleaned with a gentle cleaner for the fabric, all the leather was carefully conditioned to restore moisture to the hide and the brass polished in preparation for its next amazing lifetime!


For reference sake, dress form measurements:

5'7" Height

14" Shoulders

37" Bust

27" Waist

36" Hips

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