Upcycled Suitcase, Vintage Mid Century Card Case, Plan of London, Underground 'Tube' Decoupage, Chalk Paint, Paper & Dark Wax 18" x 11" x 6"


Classic mid century 1940's hand stitched hard card suitcase, upcycled with Annie Sloan chalk paint inside and out. Poster paper depicting a Plan of London has been applied as decoupage to the top, base and back of the case. Each side features London Underground or 'Tube' map poster paper.

The case has been finished with a coat of dark wax to 'age' and 'antique'. This has given the box a dark, almost ash appearance, as if it may have been rescued from a smoke damaged old attic after the great fire of London in 1666!

When closed the case itself measures 18" x 11" x 6".

The case is still fit to be used for its original purpose although there is no key to supply. Might also be used as part of an interior design scheme, for storage or perhaps a wedding reception card case.

The original makers sticker "British Made - Pioneer Luggage - Guaranteed Quality" has been retained inside the lid.

Additional close up photos are available to view on our Facebook business page (its available to view publicly you don't need to be a Facebook user to see them) :-


Weighs 1.75kg therefore shipping will be based on a parcel weighing 2.5kg to ensure adequate materials are used for safe transit.

I'm more than happy to send more photos via Etsy Conservations or to answer any questions that you may have.

I ship Worldwide and please note I do not try to make any additional profit on the shipping costs and use exceptionally safe packaging at minimal cost to you as customer.

The price quoted for shipping is for the following delivery aim :-

UK - 2-3 working days
Europe (including non EU) 3-5 working days
Rest of the world - 5-11 working days

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Elsewhere in my Etsy shop I have some more upcycled pieces, some lovely vintage homewares and a new and developing line in vintage costume jewellery :_


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Shipping from United Kingdom

Processing time

1-2 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Every item will be exceptionally carefully packaged at no extra charge to ensure safe delivery worldwide.

I use a great deal of quality bubble wrap, but otherwise I like to keep costs as low as possible, and to be kinder to the environment.

To this end, I always re-use household and industrial cardboard, which is highly suitable for the task of transporting your items safely.

I'm more than happy to gift wrap an item for any occasion for a small additional fee. Please contact me via Etsy conversation if this is something you are interested in.

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Existing customers will benefit from coupon codes offering discounts on further purchases.

Refund of Overpaid Shipping

I will always refund you any for any overpayment of shipping charges - you will never pay more than necessary for the safe delivery of your purchases.

Shipping timescales

Estimated delivery timescales are as follows : -

UK - 2-3 working days
Europe (including non EU) 3-5 working days
Rest of the world - 5-11 working days

These estimates are not guaranteed and between October and December there may be further delays due to the busy holiday season.

If you would like to have your item expedited please contact me via Etsy conversation so that I may advise you of the options available and costs.

Tracking, insurance and shipping Delays

In order to keep shipping charges as low as possible I do not send items using a 'tracked' service. However, every item is FULLY insured against loss or damage.

Sometimes delays will happen, often during times of high demand for shipping services such as October / December or due to international customs procedures.

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If you wish to reserve an item I am happy to do this for an agreed period of time.

Full payment may be made in at the checkout in the usual way.

If you wish to reserve an item, or arrange a layaway or payment plan please contact me through Etsy conversations.

Visiting or collecting items in person

If you are able to collect an item from Letchworth Garden City you are welcome to do so.

Please contact me via Etsy conversation to arrange a mutually agreeable time.

A selection of our items can also be found in Cabinet C14A of the 'Lifestyle' Vintage Emporium, 14-16 Churchgate, Hitchin, SG5 1DN. Churchgate is also host to a wonderful antiques and flea market every Friday between 7am-1pm.


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