I found it. I found THE case I want. Unfortunately, I have only seen it in one listing on eBay and I didn't win it (NEW FLIP PU LEATHER CASE FOR APPLE IPAD 3 Way View - eBay (item 220716035219 end time Dec-30-10 18:09:33 PST)).
It has the "stand" lid like the Apple case but it also has a snap closure. The iPad slips in from the top and there is a small strap that snaps closed at the top as well.
Does anyone know who makes this case or one like it? Does anyone have this case and is interested in parting with it?
This one was old stock and the seller doesn't have any more. He is going to check with his suppliers but I'm not going to hold my breath. PLEASE help if you can.