Have been checking out Speedy's on eBay and have seen several 25's made by "The French Company". They are older, have leather that starts mid-color, thicker handles, a different locking mechanism, and a strip of leather running from side to side across bottom: the momogram runs from top to bottom on both sides of the bag. What's your view of these? More or less "desirable"? Also, what about speedy's made by Vuitton Malletier???