Alma long mini monogram? What year?

by CynthiaB
(Long Beach, CA, USA)

Provenance: I have had this bag for about 6 years from a woman who was renting a room from us and was one of those "sheds her skin" types. She got new bags and was of the mind to give some old ones away. Very frivolous lady. Unfortunately, about 3 years ago the matching long fold-over (gorgeous) wallet was stolen from me on the train :( Which is unfortunate...I have never questioned its authenticity, because I had never owned anything of such remarkable quality. Years later, and after somewhat regular use, it is still in very good condition but the "alacantra" grayish/tan lining is dirty and needs to be cleaned. How might I go about doing that?

I may see fit to sell it soon, but there is always a nagging fear in me that it is not authentic - just because I have bad luck!

The insides of handles have a pretty dark brown patina , the serial number is "M92205" Does that mean it is before 1990? Overall, the leather is not dark - but it looks darker (like a peachy apricot brown) than some of the bags I see today. I have had very little luck tracking down this style bag. It says "Made in France" on lock & on brown square tag.

All metal on the bag has the same gold, all logos are symmetrical & equal distance from hardware.

Thanks for anything that you can tell me!


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