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Museum currently exhibits 3053 unique bags.

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As a collector of Air Sickness Bags. I am interested in obtaining new specimens. If you happen to encounter any kind of sickness bag, would you kindly send me one (unless it's plain white)? Here's the "corporate" address:

Steve Silberberg
9 Third St.
Hull, MA 02045
USA

Actually, airlines change their bags every few years, so if you ever notice a change, please snatch that bag and send it to me! I would be very grateful for any help you might provide. Many thanks in advance.

Air Canada

Approximate Vintage: 2011
Received From: David Shomper
Print or Image Color: Red
Background / Bag Color: White
Just like every other Air Canada bag except for the syringe warning at the bottom of the bag that says, "Please ask your flight attendant for the proper disposal of a used needle." Really? Who can get needles through security? And who is shooting up on planes?
One other thing to note: While there is the needle with a line through it meaning "No needles", there's a circle with no line through it with a guy throwing up.

Aegean Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 2011
Received From: Petr Hosek
Print or Image Color: Navy, Black, White
Background / Bag Color: Blue, Navy, White
Demanding fealty from its member airlines, the Star Alliance brand forces a bag re-design of Aegean. I liked the bag better when it had a splash of red.

EasyJet

Received From: Ed Sluimer
Background / Bag Color: Orange, White
Great retro-looking bag in striped orange that is actually rather new.

Delta Air Lines

Approximate Vintage: 2016
Print or Image Color: Navy
Background / Bag Color: White Plastic
Delta decides to re-brand itself as baby friendly by making the barf bag a "Baby Care" bag. It says:
  • Changing tables in lavatories
  • Never flush diapers or bag
  • Place diaper in bag and deposit in waste container


Fortunately, it's still for barfing as it says the following on the back: FEEL BETTER
  • Never flush bags
  • Use for motion sickness
  • Deposit bag in waste container

Vueling

Approximate Vintage: 2016
Received From: Maria Dolores Prieto
Print or Image Color: Yellow, Black
Background / Bag Color: White
It's an old fashioned game of find the matching items to help you bide your time away! This bag says "Use me if you feel sick", "Si Te marlas usame", "Se ti viene il mal d'aria usami".

"Or try to find the matching pairs", "Y si no, pudees jugar a encontrar las pareias", "se no puoi giocare a trovare le coppie"

Yes, the bag is printed upside down.

Wizz Air

Approximate Vintage: 2016
Received From: Martin Stepanek
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Simple and elegant bag. However, I have no idea why the 'i' in the logo is upside down. If you turn the bag upside down it says "ZZIM"

Midnight Cinema The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Received From: Scott Cunningham
Print or Image Color: Black
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

If you can believe the bags themselves, they are limited runs of 25 or 50.

This particular bag is one of 50. It says

MIDNIGHT CINEMA PRESENTS
'UNPARALLELED TERROR ... THE MOST HORRIFYING MOTION PICTURE YOU'LL EVER SEE!' - Rex Reed
What happened is true. now the motion picture that's just as real!
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
R RESTRICTED
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE . A film by TOBE HOOPER
Starring MARILYN BURNS and GUNNAR HANSEN as "Leatherface"
Screenplay by KIM HENKEL and TOBE HOOPER . Produced and Directed by TOBE HOOPER . in Color . From NEW LINE CINEMA
VOMIT BAG
A PRODUCT OF MONDO BIZARRO PRODUCTIONS LIMITED TO 50 COPYS (sic)

Midnight Cinema The Blind Dead

Approximate Vintage: 1995
Received From: Scott Cunningham
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White, Black
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

If you can believe the bags themselves, they are limited runs of 25 or 50. This particular bag is one of 25

It says
MIDNIGHT CINEMA PRESENTS
MAKES "Night of the Living Dead" LOOK LIKE A KIDS PAJAMA PARTY!
SCREAM SO THEY CAN FIND YOU!!!
THE BLIND DEAD
PG

AND POSITIVELY THE MOST HORRIFYING FILM EVER MADE
mark of the devil
R
VOMIT BAG
A PRODUCT OF MONDO BIZARRO PRODUCTIONS LIMITED TO 25 COPYS (sic)

The Pukin' All Stars

Approximate Vintage: 2018
Received From: Bruce Kelly
Print or Image Color: Red, Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
According to their Facebook page
These are unique stylized vomit bags created for kids! These All-Star characters comfort your little one when tummy troubles arise, and save parents time, money, and the unpleasant clean up! Meet UpChuck Charlie, Lucy's Leftovers, and Chunky Monkey.
The All-Stars consist of Chunky Monkey, Lemur Lucy’s Leftovers, and Upchuck Charlie. These characters were created to comfort my daughter during long drives to visit family when at times she would get car sick. The creation of these specialized bags for my daughter has been a life saver. She asks for the bag when her tummy is bothering her, unlike old times when she would fight it. It was shortly after that that I decided to make these bags for families everywhere to help with the inevitable accidents. You can’t always see it coming but my daughter has been a lot more communicative now that she uses the bags, and she loves the stickers afterward which gets a smile out of her afterward. And for me? Well, I’m just grateful I don’t have to spend an hour cleaning a car seat.

Air Malta

Approximate Vintage: 1998
Received From: Chris Dahl
Print or Image Color: Bold Red and Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Kind of looks like some British WWII logo.

China Southern Airlines

Received From: Richard McMains
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
Much like the 21 vertical lines version except no printing on the back and they added a tab to seal the top.

CNWA (China Northwest Airlines)

Approximate Vintage: 2001
Received From: Ralph Riffenburgh
Print or Image Color: Blue and Red
Background / Bag Color: White
They added a country code to the phone number on the back of the bag.

According to bag donor David Labarge, "I have a distinct memory of the CNWA jet, which was a Russian-built aircraft. It had a lime green and dark brown interior (enough to make one puke) and as the passengers deplaned, the cabin crew folded all the seatbacks down like lawn chairs. It was surreal."

Scary Devil Girl 2

Approximate Vintage: 2019
Received From: Kraig D. Kristin
Print or Image Color: Red
Background / Bag Color: White
Ostensibly a ripoff of the 70s Mark of the Devil bag, this one is for the movie Scary Devil Girl 2. It says:

This VOMIT BAG and the PRICE of one ADMISSION will enable YOU to SEE ...
"THE DEVIL MADE ME SPEW IT"
SCARY DEVIL GIRL 2: INNER DEMONS
TM 2019 LOOT CRATE, LOOT FREIGHT AND LOGOS ARE THE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF LOOT CRATE, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The bottom says
the COOP Monroe, WA 98272 USA www.crowdedcoop.com MADE IN CHINA 2019

Denver Botanic Gardens Corpse Flower

Approximate Vintage: 2015
Received From: Jeanne Posthumus
Print or Image Color: Red
Background / Bag Color: White
This bag was created by the Denver Botanic Gardens to celebrate the blooming of its "Corpse Flower", which is supposed to smell so bad that it makes you sick. You can read about it here.

The bag features a drawing of the flower and says, "Weird Exotic Pungent"

THE AMORPHOPHALLUS TITANIUM CORPSE FLOWER DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS FIRST BLOOM 2015"

Divine Ball

Approximate Vintage: 2018
Received From: Noah Brodie
Print or Image Color: Red
Background / Bag Color: White
On March 31, 2018 in Los Angeles there was a "Divine Ball" where supposedly 1000 people dressed like movie star Divine showed up. To celebrate, the organizers released a barf bag that says
GOLDENVOICE preseents
Divine ball
Lethal Amounts Sex Cells
Official Barf Bag

Vueling

Approximate Vintage: 2018
Received From: Maria Dolores Prieto
Print or Image Color: Yellow, Black
Background / Bag Color: White
We <3 you to the moon and bag

Apparently, Vueling also love places (whatever that means)

Norwegian

Approximate Vintage: 2016
Received From: Rainer Schwartz
Print or Image Color: Red, Navy
Background / Bag Color: White
This is an "In a while you will be fine" bag. The front and the back are almost identical, but the back has an airplane sticking out its tongue emoticon.

Finnair

Approximate Vintage: 2017
Received From: Kevin Beets
Print or Image Color: Gray
Background / Bag Color: White
Finnair goes for minimalism with their flying F abstract airplane. The manufacturer prints their info on the front instead of the back saying: FSC
www.fsc.org>br> MIX
Paper from responsible sources
FSC C002476

Eva Air

Approximate Vintage: 2011
Received From: Michael Newman
Print or Image Color: Black, White
Background / Bag Color: Yellow, Green
Yuk, a phlegm colored bag tinged with Spirograph lines that connect the puke-yellow to the gross-green.
Note however that in Eva Air's desire to be seen as green (translation: save money) the bag says "Please treasure resource and use sparingly". So you'd better not use this bag unless you really have to!

Cebu Pacific

Approximate Vintage: 2012
Received From: Xusheng Chen
Print or Image Color: Yellow, White
Background / Bag Color: White, Yellow
Great cartoon plane wearing an aviator's cap that wants you to somehow save the Earth by barfing.