|Briefcase made of black, shiny leather ornamented with red silk with moiré-effect and a gold plated lock – Present for a cardinal
Form the shape and kind of making similar briefcase made for Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, circa 1950 from Hermès, Paris
Auctioneers SOTHEBY’S offered in their auction “The Duke & Duchess of Windsor – The private Collections” held form Februray 19 to 27, 1988 in New York the estate of Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor and his wife Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. The briefcase was made for the Duke of Windsor around 1950 from Hermès, Paris using leather and Tartan. Above the lock you find the initial “E” surrounded by the motto of the Garter and overtopped by a crown. The briefcase was sold to a bidder for a price of 40,250.00 US$.
H. E. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger with his famous briefcase.
Papal Briefcase, Briefcase for the Pope