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Majorca Song (The)

Approximate Vintage: 1987
Received From: Dave Burgess
Print or Image Color: Tan, Black, Blue, Orange, Yellow
Background / Bag Color: Brown
This barf bag doubles as a sleeve for a 45 RPM record called 'The Majorca Song' by Ivor Biggun. The bag says, "This bag has been provided for your convenience should you feel ill during this records". Unfortunately, I don't have a record player that can play 45s, so I'm going to send it to some guy I know from from Majorca.

Apparently, the lyrics of the song are filthy because one version is 'clean as a whistle' while the other side is 'Only to be played by those old enough to know better'. The record label is Dead Badger Records.

You might recognize Ivor Biggun's "Bra Size 45" that got some air play on Dr. Demento.

Malaysia

Received From: Mike Roselle
Print or Image Color: Gray
Background / Bag Color: White
The design on this looks like leftover wallpaper trim that doesn't go all the way around wall.

Malaysia

Received From: Christoph Vogel
Print or Image Color: Gray
Background / Bag Color: White
Identical to other plain Malaysian bag, except this one does not say ELAG on the bottom.

Malaysia

Received From: Brian Stevens
Print or Image Color: Gray and Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Wow, is this a barf bag, a pot trivet, or the world's largest doily with a Klingon battle cruiser in the middle? Whatever it is, some designer spent a lot of time with either a Spirograph or Benoit Mandelbrot. The thingie in the center of the bag is slightly different than this other similar one.

Malaysia

Received From: Tim Lemmon
Print or Image Color: Gray and Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Wow, is this a barf bag, a pot trivet, or the world's largest doily with an old TV tube in the middle? Whatever it is, some designer spent a lot of time with either a Spirograph or Benoit Mandelbrot. The thingie in the center of the bag is slightly different than this other similar one.

Malaysia

Approximate Vintage: 1999
Received From: Christoph Vogel
Print or Image Color: Gray and Red
Background / Bag Color: White
Identical to 2000 offering, except this bag wasn't manufactured by ELAG, as you can see by its absence on the bottom.

Malaysia

Approximate Vintage: 2000
Received From: Terry Bredeau
Print or Image Color: Gray and Red
Background / Bag Color: White
Via eBay. The bag says, "Beg Mabuk Udara" which is an excellent name for a Star Trek character. In fact, the logo looks hauntingly like the Starship Enterprise. Emesis hobbyist, Y.L. Tan says that this is actually a wau, or kite

As an aside, the instructions on the back tell you to "Yang" something or other, which Y.L. says translates to "who be".

Malaysia

Approximate Vintage: 2000
Received From: Tim Gibson
Print or Image Color: Gray and Red
Background / Bag Color: White
This bag differs from the other Malaysia 2000 only on the bottom of the bag, which says, "Specially Produced for Malaysia Airlines", which is a fortuitous happenstance because the airline's logo is printed on the bag.

Malaysia

Approximate Vintage: 2007
Received From: Alan Howlett
Print or Image Color: Gray and Red
Background / Bag Color: Gray and White
The bag changes, but still stays within the Malaysian motif, The design actually looks like some kind of background decor they'd use in designing an airport terminal.

Malaysia

Approximate Vintage: 2013
Received From: Rainer Schwartz
Print or Image Color: Blue, Navy
Background / Bag Color: White
Simplified and clean lines with instructions on the back.

Malaysian Air System (MAS)

Received From: Robert Masumura
Print or Image Color: Yellow
Background / Bag Color: White, Yellow
Excellent old bag featuring the Klingon Battle Cruiser. Precursor to other Malaysia bags.

Malaysian Air System (MAS)

Received From: Robert Masumura
Print or Image Color: Red, Yellow, Black
Background / Bag Color: Red, Yellow, White
For whatever reason the word Mabok has been changed to the more common Mabuk on this bag.

Maldivian

Approximate Vintage: 2009
Received From: Oliver Conradi
Print or Image Color: Red, White
Background / Bag Color: White, Red
"Flying Made Simple" is Maldivian's credo. I can't for the life of me figure out if that's some weird language at the bottom of the bag though.

Malev Express

Approximate Vintage: 2004
Received From: Jan-Alexander Lück
Print or Image Color: White and Blue
Background / Bag Color: Blue
This cousin of the 2002 Malev bag has the word "express" written on it, reminiscent of the swirly Philippine Tranquil Traveler bag. Also, the design looks more like a feminine hygiene design.

Malev Hungarian Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 1989
Received From: Christoph Vogel
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
50 Malev's grace this bag. One of the many 'off register' bags, which include Sterling and Air Ostrava among others.

Malev Hungarian Airlines

Received From: Manfred Kleber
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
I like this sturdy bag because it's printed landscape instead of portrait. It also sports an address to send your vomit to.

Malev Hungarian Airlines

Received From: Mike Roselle
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: Blue and White
The following table is a breakdown of the number of letters in each word on this bag vs. the number of times it appears. Possibly the most complex instructions on any bag anywhere!

Number of lettersNumber of Words with that many letters
31
53
82
91
122
131
141

Malev Hungarian Airlines

Received From: Steve Thompson
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: Blue and White
This particular bag is a very tall version of this bag

Malev Hungarian Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 2000
Received From: Bruce Kelly
Print or Image Color: Blue and Red
Background / Bag Color: White
I admire any airline whose first word they print on the bag is: "Egeszsegugyi".

Malev Hungarian Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 2002
Received From: Ulrik Christensen
Print or Image Color: White and Green
Background / Bag Color: Green
Malev enters the 21st century with this winner of a bag, using the color of vomit to camouflage the material inside. Nice safety-ish green cross reminiscent of a Fisher-Price widget of some sort.