Happy SUNday!

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Goin’ macro. Japan Airlines vintage flight bag from the late 1960s.

Have a wonderful day! – Chris

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Japan Air Lines Flight Bag – 1960s

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Kinda hard to find all red JAL vinyl flight bag with the classic tsurumaru (circle crane) design. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, these types of travel bags were very popular as most of the major airlines had their logos proudly displayed.
The JAL red-crown crane logo was first designed in 1958 and was used until 1989.

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The all-red JAL flight bag is one of the harder ones to find still in good condition. Most JAL bags were red with white sides or blue with white sides.

BOAC Bag

PanAm Bag

TWA Bag

Nothing says 1960s travel like these super cool flight bags. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Fujifilm Nexia 3100ixZ Special Edition Set

It kinda looks like an early flip phone but it’s a calculator/world “time traveler” thingy. The camera is the Nexia 3100ixZ APS film camera that was released in November 1999 and listed for a shocking ¥45,000 or about $380 in the US. The vintage JAL flight bag was not part of the set and is being used as a prop. Of note about the bag, most of these types of vintage JAL bags had white side panels or were blue with white panels. This is the first one that I’ve seen that’s all red.

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The date time function and calendar go all the way to 2099!

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The Nexia 3100ixZ features a Super EBC Fujinon 23-70mm zoom lens. It takes one CR2 battery (still very available). The calculator takes two standard hearing aid batteries. APS film is no longer produced but it’s available as expired film on eBay and Etsy for a fair price.

APS cameras are a fun way to collect still new in the box film cameras for not a lot of money.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Please respect that all content, including photos and text, are the property of this blog and its owner, Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Yashica Sailor Boy, Yashica Chris.

Copyright © 2015-2019 Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Chris Whelan
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