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    A Vintage Star-Club Hamburg Flight Bag, (Germany, 1960s).
    The Beatles were often photographed upon arrival at airports, waving to fans as they would disembark from airplanes. In many of the early 1960s photos they would be carrying airline-issued flight bags (often BOAC or BEA) of the same style as this Star-Club bag from the 1960s. These airline-quality bags likely gifted to artists at the club, and made available for purchase by patrons. They were great promotional items, projecting the Star-Club's international image and association with the world-famous Beatles. Not many of these original bags are known to survive. There is an original BEA baggage tag still affixed to the shoulder strap dated May 1966, just before the Beatles returned to Hamburg for the Blitztournee concerts. Measures 16" x 11" x 5", with a BOAC color scheme of royal blue vinyl with white piping. In Very Good overall condition, fully functioning original zipper and shoulder strap. The hardware and bottom metal legs exhibit some rust, and the bag is somewhat dusty, but will retain a very sharp look with minimal cleaning. From the Uwe Blaschke Beatles Collection.

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