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Manx Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 1995
Received From: Dr. Walter Brinker
Print or Image Color: Green, Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Celtic script along with blocky capital letters.

Manx Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 2000
Received From: Bruce Kelly
Print or Image Color: Green and Red
Background / Bag Color: White
The first thing you notice about this bag is the logo which reminds me of Franco Lentini, the 3 legged carnival sideshow guy. Next, notice the use of space, especially in the Caution box. It's almost as if they didn't plan the word spacing very well. Also, notice that the bag is High density polyetheline and can be recycled. By the way, what's a Cabin Tidy Bag anyway? And oh yes, please remember to incur a huge expense for adding one more color (red) to the bag. That red line really makes it for me!

Manx Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 2003
Received From: Thomas Blickle
Print or Image Color: Green, Red, Black
Background / Bag Color: White
I'm not really sure how you're supposed to supervise children while using this bag. I personally think it would be better to use the bag, clean up, and then take some time to supervise your children.

Mario Ciulli

Received From: Sebastien Maier
Print or Image Color: Green
Background / Bag Color: Green and White
This bag's wonderful design is part of a maelstrom of controversy. The "I'm empty and sad / I'm full and happy" cartoon design is used by Corsica Ferries and others. The design is ubiquitous enough to be a generic, but I believe that the desing has been stolen and proliferated among various transportation agencies. If you have information or the entire story, please let me know so I can edify the public.

Mark of The Devil

Approximate Vintage: 1971
Print or Image Color: Red
Background / Bag Color: White
I am so sick of these stupid things. They're everywhere in many different forms. This particular form doesn't urge you to "See it soon at a theatre near you" or anywhere for that matter. It's just plain. Bruce Kelly says he's almost up to 10 different varieties of this bag. In fact, he grabbed one I could have gotten when I didn't realize it was yet another variation and one that I didn't have.

Mark of The Devil

Approximate Vintage: 1971
Print or Image Color: Red
Background / Bag Color: White
Identical to other Mark of the Devil bag, except this one was manufactured by Kard-O-Pak.

Mark of The Devil

Approximate Vintage: 1971
Received From: Bruce Kelly
Print or Image Color: Red
Background / Bag Color: White
Identical to other Mark of the Devil bag, except this one was manufactured by Union Camp.

I recently received a donation of 2 of these bags from shot glass collector David Woitasek. He says, "I found these 2 bags in a piano about 15 years ago". Wow, 15 years!!

Mark Of The Devil

Received From: Paul Mundy
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Here's an odd version of the Mark of the Devil bag. This one is flimsy, tiny and black (contrary to stereotypes). Anyway, I don't know the history of this, but it seems anathema to the other red Mark of the Devil bags (whatever anathema means).

Mark of The Devil

Approximate Vintage: 2012
Print or Image Color: Red
Background / Bag Color: White
In 2012, Mark of the Devil was re-released on DVD. This is the new version of the Vomit Bag that came with the DVD. It says

THIS VOMIT BAG
WILL READY YOU TO ENDURE
MARK
OF THE
DEVIL
POSITIVELY THE
MOST HORRIFYING
FILM EVER MADE
GUARANTEED TO UPSET YOUR STOMACH
BANNED IN MANY COUNTRIES
©2012 CHEEZY FLICKS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC

Mark of The Devil ABP

Approximate Vintage: 1971
Print or Image Color: Red
Background / Bag Color: White
This ABP bottomed bag was distributed at a movie by the same name. The bag claims that it is "Positively The Most HORRIFYING Film Ever Made!". The film is also "Rated V for Violence!!!". The bag looks remarkably similar to Cannibal Ferox. It is unknown if the two are related. A quick check of the Internet Movie Database reveals that a film of the same name is dated 1984. This is incorrect. Mark of the Devil is dated 1971. This explanation comes from Joseph Gleason.

a movie named "Mark of the Devil" was released in 1984, BUT THAT WAS NOT THE MOVIE AT WHICH THE BAGS WERE DISTRIBUTED. How do I know? Well, in 1971 when I was small lad of age nine living in Danvers, MA my good friends Ron and Ralph Luscinski of Peabody, MA and I piled into the Luscinski automobile and headed for the West Peabody Cinema to see THE "Mark of the Devil" which was indeed "Rated V for Violence" and where they indeed distributed vomit bags. ALL TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How do I remember all this? Well, the movie was just WAY too violent for that nine year old little boy (in fact I remember going to that movie like it was yesterday) and I headed for the exit before the closing credits (LONG BEFORE THE CLOSING CREDITS). I remember standing by myself in the lobby and the usher asking me if I wanted to go outside for some fresh air. When I got outside I remember looking at the movie poster for the other movie playing at the cinema that weekend and it was none other than the James Bond thriller, "Diamonds are Forever" which was released in 1971!

...and that's the way it was all those years ago! Everything written here one hundred percent absolutely true and if you have any doubts I'll have Ron Luscinski e-mail you to verify same. In addition, Ron can tell you all about the movie 'cause unlike me he didn't woos-out! :o) Trust me on all this!

By the way (and on a very sad note) that West Peabody Cinema is now a SYMS Department Store! :o( )

Now according to anonymous kibbitzer gator722@mail.mem.bellsouth.net, it's a German movie called "Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält"

Mark of The Devil Crest Theatre

Approximate Vintage: 1971
Received From: Katherine Craigo
Print or Image Color: Red
Background / Bag Color: White
Will the variations of this bag never end? This one was specifically printed up for the Crest Theatre. I have no idea where that is, but the former owner of this bag lives in North Dakota.

Mark of The Devil REAL VERSION

Approximate Vintage: 1971
Received From: Kelly Collins
Print or Image Color: Red
Background / Bag Color: White
If you were to do a quick search of eBay auctions past and present, you'd find that there are hundreds of "Mark of The Devil" bags floating around out there. The movie simply wasn't that popular. There seems to be some unknown source of these bags. I personally think it's a Columbian Cartel, but I could be wrong.

Now what makes this particular bag authentic is the text that says "See it at the Showcase Cinema". All the fake bags (like the one above) say "See it Soon at a Theatre Near You". FWIW: I found this on eBay

Mark of The Devil Stanley Theatre

Approximate Vintage: 1971
Received From: Baruch Hyman
Print or Image Color: Red
Background / Bag Color: White
This version of the Mark of the Devil bag was targeted towards the film's opening at the Stanley Pittsburgh Theatre.

Martinair

Received From: Mike Roselle
Print or Image Color: Black and Red
Background / Bag Color: White
Looks like a half-sergeant chevron.

Martinair

Received From: Matthias Koch
Print or Image Color: Black and Red
Background / Bag Color: White
Looks like the other half-sergeant chevron bag, but for some unknown reason, a square hems in the free form bag.

Martinair

Received From: Bruce Kelly
Print or Image Color: Navy and Red
Background / Bag Color: White and Navy
I am such a conceited American. I chose the English side of this bag as side 1. No wonder everyone in the world hates us.

Martinair

Approximate Vintage: 1998
Received From: Linda Bravo
Print or Image Color: Black and Red
Background / Bag Color: White
Alluring in its simplicity.

Martinair

Approximate Vintage: 2000
Received From: Bruce Kelly
Print or Image Color: Black and Red
Background / Bag Color: White
Now they've done it. Still no instructions, but they identify the bag in four different languages.

Martinair

Approximate Vintage: 2004
Received From: Frank Schwabe
Print or Image Color: Navy, Red, White
Background / Bag Color: Navy, White
Not just a spückbeutel, but a müllbeutel, whatever that is. Very similar to the other Navy and Red bag, but this one has a bottom.

Marty Lamb For Congress

Approximate Vintage: 2010
Received From: Marty Lamb
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
Marty Lamb made a pretty big PR splash by printing up barf bags to rally his constituency. However he lost the election, once again proving that barf bags do not sway elections.