Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Vintager Postman

As luck would have it the postman in my area is what I consider to be a true Leather Vintager. I took these pics today as he was dropping off mail. His name is Mr A Jassiem, he has his original leather post bag and has been working for the Cape Town post office for over 30 years. Owning this leather mail bag is a source of pride for him as its a testament to his long service in the postal industry. These bags are really hard to find so this is a rare sight; the new generation of postmen all have canvas bags. As you can see this leather bag has done many years of hard labour and I am sure has interesting stories to tell. I will be sure to catch a further conversation with him on his next delivery.

1 comment:

  1. I think the next time that you meet with him, the conversation will go like this... "Would you like to sell your bag to me?" :P