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Old 02-20-2017, 10:40 AM
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Nice, now this is a bag that will fight back
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:08 AM
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I'd love to know the approximate year of this bag, and what boxers may have used one. So far, I only found one vintage sporting goods website that described this bag as from the 40's. Hard to believe mine is in such great shape.

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Old 02-20-2017, 12:12 PM
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They were made of high quality leather, with excellent workmanship. You get lucky sometimes and come across one that has been reasonably taken care of. The A.J.Reach bag that I recently acquired dates from the mid to late 1930's. It used the bladder that had the interior inflation tube that was tucked under the laces. That was pretty much replaced with either the neck placed or bottom valve by the early 1940's. It's pristine, like it was just fresh from the workshop in Philadelphia, other than the bladder was missing. It's not just a wall hanger either, the leather is superior to the "pleather" that a lot of bags are being made with now, not to mention some of the "real leather" ones. It will get used occasionally, but boy it's a big one, makes the Title "big blue" look like a medium size bag.
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:00 AM
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I was able to find the Rawlings 29P in a Rawlings catalog from 1966.



I'm still trying to find the range of production years. Also, Dutchman notice that wine color 12P right next to it. That is the one we talked about for sale on eBay. I think it is still for sale.

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Old 03-25-2017, 07:28 AM
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Another Reaper is up for sale on eBay. Its a charity auction, so I hope it sells. Maybe the leather could be restored a bit?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/192139125939
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Old 05-04-2017, 05:45 AM
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And another Reaper up on eBay, this time a bidding auction.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/361970561010
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