1942 Tp

This example shows a relatively rare example of a dated Tp or Tropical marked bag. Tp bags by themselves are not rare but I have only seen several that have both an early war date (1942 and earlier) and the Tropical designation.

Along with the Tropical markings, the bag shows it was made in April 1942 by Rudolph & co, Textile-Gummiwaren Fabrik (Saxonia) who used the code cee. There is also the marking “Rate 19” the purpose of which is currently unknown.

The cape is a standard type made in green and was manufactured in January 1942 by a company that used the code: g j p. The stains on the reverse of the cape are unknown.