I just viewed your site and would like to get your opinion on a Dooney Backpack I purchased on eBay several years ago. It is a beautiful bag, but the material it is made from is very different. It is a cream colored bag with light brown trim. The appearance of the material looks like a type of weave. Everything on the bag appears authentic and has the red white and blue tag sewn in with number a210947. I have never used it and is still like new, the only defect is that the tag is snipped. The bottom of the bag is solid with small metal posts in which to set it down. It also has a handle that has the appearance of bamboo. I would like to sell it and need to get an idea of what it is worth. Thank you for you time!
Since this is not an All Weather Leather bag and it is not a vintage bag, I am not personally familiar with it.
But I do see it in my Spring 2000 catalog which means it came out around that time period. I don’t know exactly when it was released or for how long it was offered but I do see it on page 14-15 of that catalog. So it is at least 13 years old.
It is part of the Panama Collection which is highlighted in that catalog so likely was a new offering. . The exterior is a linen weave that has been treated.
Yours is Backpack I 912 – that is a capital I in front of the 912 not a one.
Yes, that is a bamboo handle.
The retail price in 2000 was $335.
However, because yours has a snipped tag, it was likely sold as a second, defective, and without a registration card, possibly at an outlet store.
Hope this helps.