I have what I call my "starter kelly." It is black box rigide with GHW and it is quite old, probaby from the late 50's or so. However, it still looks fairly good and because it is older I can take it anywhere without worry. If the corners get banged up I just use some black Meltonian cream and they look great. Recently though I have noticed some cracking on the top (where the leather bends over to close the top flap). Is there anything that can be done? Should I keep it or sell it to someone else as a "starter bag." I have to admit that I love having a Hermes bag I can bang around in. Any thoughts from the Hermes brain trust?