Actually, fun seekers... the "Mardo Egg Bag" is, in fact, the "Tarbell Egg Bag" (I don't know which volume it is in).
Senor Mardo moved from the East Coast to California, settling in Oakland, California for some time. He worked in the same shop I did, then openend (for a very short time) his own shop.
His wife (Lynn Castell, I believe) was an excellent seamstress and made the bags.
The key is the design. I used to bring Royal Stewart Tartan fabric back from England for the bags.
When Martin Lewis' Mum started to make the bags it revived a high-quality bag suitable for many routines.
Different in design than the Charlie Miller bag (called a Malini bag, but designed by Charlie and Harry Riser--who's wife made the first ones--and input from Persi Diaconis) which is a solid color.
IMHO the Miller/Malini bag is best for close up, the Tarbell/Mardo/Lewis bag best for parlour and stage. :genii: