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Posted 4 years ago

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vanskyock24
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HAVE THIS SMALL TRUNK BUT DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT ANYBODY KNOW WHAT IT WAS USED FOR AND THE VALUE ITS ONLY 23 AND HALF LONG AND AND 12 INCHES WIDE AND 12 INCHES DEEP .ITS IN REALLY GOOD CONDITION

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  1. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 4 years ago
    SENOR TRUNK DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS ONE
  2. senor_trunk senor_trunk, 4 years ago
    alot like the one i have, slats are smaller on yours and i believe its a smaller trunk
    nice brass tacks and bands
    You might want to ask trunkermarvin, he won't give you a price but might id it for you.
    He's been around trunks a while
  3. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 4 years ago
    marvin do u kanow anything about this small trunk its not very big
  4. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 4 years ago
    Hi, Your small trunk was originally all covered with paper with designs printed on it to resemble tooled leather. You can still see traces of the old paper. These were made from the late 1860's through the 1890's by many trunk makers around the U.S. They were made in many sizes starting from about 20" up to about 34" wide and were usually just called packing trunks. They weren't very expensive trunks compared to most others of the time because of the simpler design, hardware, and less work. The metal bands and small round "rosettes" are not brass but made from iron and stamped tin. They usually had a fairly simple tray inside and were lined with paper. Some of these were made with wooden handles and some had leather handles. You don't find many of these with the maker's label in them so in that case it's usually impossible to tell who made it. I believe telling someone what their trunk is worth is too subjective and prices vary greatly on them based on condition, completeness, size, style, rarity, hardware styles, location, etc, etc. But they're fun to use and collect.
  5. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 4 years ago
    thanks for the info marvin greatly appreciated
  6. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 4 years ago
    thanks bubba
  7. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 3 years ago
    thank you bell
  8. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 3 years ago
    thanks alot slay , junk and king

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