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Museum currently exhibits 3005 unique bags.

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Germanwings

Approximate Vintage: 2013
Received From: Rainer Schwartz
Print or Image Color: Purple, Orange
Background / Bag Color: White
Germanwings finally gets fed up with their enormous bill for purple ink and now just prints some legacy purple on a white bag.

The bag even has a sense of humor. One one side it says "Don't Worry, we don't take it personally" and on the other side, "Sometimes you have to listen to your gut feeling."

Germanwings

Approximate Vintage: 2015
Received From: Rainer Schwartz
Print or Image Color: Purple, Orange
Background / Bag Color: White
Germanwings amalgamates the two different 2013 era bags by keeping the design of one (and ignoring the mutant purple/orange wavy strips) but getting rid of the text. See for yourself.

Germanwings Special Fake

Approximate Vintage: 2005
Received From: Alan Howlett
Print or Image Color: Yellow
Background / Bag Color: Purple
According to esteemed collector Alan Howlett: "In todays edition (September 26, 2005) of the Stuttgarter Zeitung, a regional German newspaper, Germanwings presented unsuspecting readers with a special sickbag as a publicity stunt. The bag is of the same size and quality of the regular bag and the front face features a map of all Germanwings connections from Stuttgart, the back face features a map of the Cannstatter Wasen (the location of the beer fest) and its attractions, which started in Stuttgart on Saturday and will run for another two weeks.

GG Allin

Approximate Vintage: 1993
Received From: Scott Cunningham
Print or Image Color: Black, Red
Background / Bag Color: White
This is a rare find I purchased on eBay. It seems that in the mid-90s, a movie theater in Lodi, OH printed up special bags for several horror flicks under the umbrella name of Midnight Cinema

This particular bag features GG Allin, a singer and songwriter whose act featured all kinds of depraved acts that you can read about on the Internet. If anyone is truly deserving of (and might even appreciate) a barf bag, he is it.

The bag says:
GG ALLIN
1956-1993
VOMIT BAG

Ghana Airways

Approximate Vintage: 2000
Received From: Paul Mundy
Print or Image Color: Yellow and Black
Background / Bag Color: White
A guy I once knew named Steve Barchus used to work for Yellow Truck Lines and said they used the color because it shows up so well at night. That's the only reason I can possibly come up with why Ghana Airways decided on the color.

Ghana Airways

Received From: Andrew Angel
Print or Image Color: Blue, Black, Red, Green
Background / Bag Color: White
Excellent colorful logo on the bottom of the bag with a lot of instructions on the front.

Ghoulardi Ghoul

Approximate Vintage: 1998
Received From: Bob Paulin
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: Tan
If you're ever in Cleveland on a Friday night, tune into "The Ghoul" on WB 55 at 11:30 PM. As part of a Christmas Parade, the show distributed these bags to an unsuspecting public. The bag warns you, "Do not use while operating stuff or juggling Kielbasi!". Now that's good sensible advice!

Ghoulardi Ghoul

Received From: Mark Kruckenberg
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: Tan
This is an extraordinarily rare item. I believe that there are only 3 of these in existence, as the creator of this novelty bag ("Magic Mark" Kruckenberg) printed these bags by hand with screens. Besides the obvious color difference with the other Ghoul Bag, this bag says, "The only thing worse than missing the bag is missing The Ghoul". The black bag says, "The only thing worse than missing the bag is missing The Ghoul Movie!" Small, but important distinction.

This Bag also comes with a letter of authenticity.

Girls Passed Out

Approximate Vintage: 2006
Received From: Helen Senior
Print or Image Color: Black, Pink
Background / Bag Color: White
If you are a bachelorette in the UK, you might find yourself face-to-face with one of these bags that features a woman passed out under a disco ball with vomit streaming from her mouth (or perhaps it's blood?)

But then the bag gets soberingly serious. It says "SAFETY FIRST. To avoid danger of suffocation keep this bag away from babies and children", like this novelty item suddenly is worried about liability.

I also love how it says "Not to be sold separately". I can't imagine why not.

Glee

Approximate Vintage: 2010
Received From: Bob Gross
Print or Image Color: Black, Red
Background / Bag Color: White
Bob had to beg a cheerleader at a Glee show for this item. His wife says he has plenty of experience begging from cheerleaders.

GMG Airlines

Received From: Matthias Koch
This is quite simply one of the most beautiful bags in the collection. Especially when you compare it to other crappy Bangladesh bag from Biman Bangladesh. The bag says First Class All the Way, and I believe it. Beautiful prancing reindeer on a textured pattern that could be wallpaper in an affluent household. The font that GMG is written in is reminiscent of the computer generated THX (shhh, the audience is listening) logo. All around, a huge winner.

Go Air

Approximate Vintage: 2007
Received From: Alan Howlett
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
This Indian bag exhorts you to Fly Smart. The gusset has the word "Creation" in it along with the number: 9122-25672626

Gogobus

Approximate Vintage: 2001
Received From: Christian Annyas
Print or Image Color: Red
Background / Bag Color: White Plastic
A beautiful large Chinese bus bag. Nice spacing and perpendicular design.

According to barf groupie Xiao-yan Shu it says, "Tong Bao Bus Sickness/Garbage Bag".

GOL

Received From: Denir Camargo
Print or Image Color: Orange and Black
Background / Bag Color: White
It seems to me that Brazilians are just a little too fixated on soccer. Why else would you name an airline Gooooooooooooool!? Nifty rollercoaster loop-de-loops printed on bag as a bonus.

GOL

Approximate Vintage: 2004
Received From: Denir Camargo
Print or Image Color: Orange and Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Same as earlier GOL bag except they dropped the phone number for the sales office. The also now tell you to check the web site or consult your travel agent.

GOL

Approximate Vintage: 2005
Received From: Mauricio Canosa
Print or Image Color: Orange and Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Same as earlier GOL bag except they dropped the phone number for the sales office. They no longer tell you to consult your travel agent.

GOL

Received From: Denir Camargo
Print or Image Color: White
Background / Bag Color: Orange, White
This bag probably pre-dates all the other GOL bags even though it does have a web site on it. Who knows? Can someone edify me?

Golden Throats 2

Approximate Vintage: 1991
Received From: Robert Freilich
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: Tan
Ebay purchase. Golden Throats 2 is a Celebrity Rock Oddities album featuring William Shatner, Sammy Davis Jr., Leonard Nimoy, Phyllis Diller etc. Another Rhino Records Barf Bag album.

Good Luck Japhy

Received From: Mark Dominus
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White and Tan
This bag is part of the "Regular Expression" collection put out by Mark Dominus for his Perl class.

Gorkha Airlines

Received From: Matthias Koch
Print or Image Color: Yellow
Background / Bag Color: Black
Yet another beautiful bag, this one from Nepal. Nice try on the word 'gallant', but I guess 'galiant' is OK. It's hard to tell from the scan, but the closing mechanism is a stretchy rubber band type of closure. And it's taped to the bag with a blank price tag. Great bag.