I can hardly believe I won this DARK BROWNMedallion tote on eBay for $776.22 including shipping! A special thanks to Michele for helping out with the hologram (year 2003) and Jenn (clk55girl) for eagle-eyeing the photos for detail. It is in incredible condition with only a minimal amount of wear on the bottom piping, bottom base, and handles. A good dose of Leather CPR conditioner helped soften the wear on these areas. The handles still stand up perfectly straight and do not need to be criss-crossed to stay up. The handles also seem a bit longer than newer models (or perhaps stretched with use), making for a very comfortable shoulder fit. It is Made in Italy (for you Medallion owners who may want that scoop!) and holds my essentials comfortably, although I will take care not to overstuff it as I can definitely see what owners of this tote mean about the bottom of the handles being delicate where they are sewn into the body. It feels like the stuffing could move upward and separate, causing the handles to flop. I took some solo photos as well as a side by side with my dark brown Cerf tote without flash, and a couple of modeling shots. My tote shelf is almost full, so this may be it for awhile!