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trunkman

Montreal Canada

I have enjoyed collecting various items over the years. Most of the things i have aquired have come by chance, as picks or as gifts or finds. Little by little they gI have enjoyed collecting various items over the years. Most of the things i have aquired have come by chance, as picks or as gifts or finds. Little by little they get added to and begin to form a grouping. As you may have noticed, one of my main interests is trunks. Trunk collecting began 25 years ago when I noticed an old trunk teetering on the top of a big item garbage truck. I followed the truck for six blocks until I could finally get alongside of it and flag it down. I asked if I could have the trunk and he said for the price of a cup of coffee it was mine, so I gave him a dollar and gleefully came home and cleaned it up. I have rescued over 15 trunks since then and have recently started to augment my collection through specific purchases, trying to get one of each type that I like. I will post them from time to time. What a great forum this is! Happy to talk trunks and cabbages and kings.... basic23skidoo@hotmail.com (Read more)

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Limoges Cat Plate - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Louis Vuitton Antique Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
My Basement Trunk Collection - Furniturein Furniture
Daguerrotype family photo - Photographsin Photographs
Albert Einstein's Trunk -- no provenance - Furniturein Furniture
Rare 7 Slat Cross-Slat Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
1880's Antique Trunk Brass Overlay - Furniturein Furniture
Antique Trunk Painted Black Refinished Circa 1880's - Furniturein Furniture
How to Hoard Trunks - Furniturein Furniture
1880's Project Trunk - Furniturein Furniture

Comments

  1. Awesome lamp -- just a great style!
  2. The guy's been looking for it for about a century... one of those "Where's Waldo" stories running rampant in the antiquity market... pay no nevermind.... I'm told he had lots he lost track of... so mu...
  3. You know you wanted to....
  4. Love the tile floors! That last pattern we would call a "basket weave" design. Looks really great! :)
  5. Thanks jscott for the nice comment... for some reason my camera is not picking up the nice brown in this trunk -- keeps coming out at little washed... In the four years I have seriously been collecti...
  6. Another stunning trunk jscott -- the condition for its age is marvelous. So often those front tabs are long gone. The interior is really great as well. It almost looks like a soft top trunk -- is ther...
  7. Thanks Jewels!!!!!
  8. Love this one too -- just so nice all of the browns working together with the brass studding. What a great look!
  9. Wow -- this is so nice!!! Really unusual ad it has such a great look. I have a wall trunk made in Montreal with the same leather pattern along the ridges -- not as full across the top as yours. This ...
  10. Normally this size of box with a handle on the top would be considered a document box more than a typical trunk. It looks to be mid to early 1800's. The winship company became a large manufacturer of ...
  11. This is a very nice European chest (well my guess from form and style) from around the 1900's. It is not a high quality chest but the beautiful inscription on it bumps up its value considerably... The...
  12. I just love these nice old beauties -- they look so good refinished and you did such a nice job on this one!!!! The can look like h e double toothpicks when you get them and so great when refinished ...
  13. Correction -- the Yale and Town is the lock company and most likely not where the trunk was made -- most all trunk-makers bought their locks from suppliers.
  14. A very nice high quality 1890's flat top trunk. Great hardware on it and fantastic to have such a nice label. There are ways to research the company if you care to look up city records.
  15. Beautiful effect -- you outdid tradition by a long shot!!!
  16. Looks like an 1890's dome top leather bound trunk. Many companies at the time made these so without a label difficult to identify. The tooling on the leather was a common motif at the time. Very nice...
  17. Very beautiful early trunk -- perhaps 1820's or earlier depending on construction. really wonderful brass studding -- top quality trunk at its time. I have a somewhat similar one in size and shape we ...
  18. Jewels -- thanks for the love!
  19. Nice trunk -- I have a carpet trunk on my postings if you would like to see one in good condition. I think Jim is saying that you can take it off or leave it on -- in that due to its poor condition t...
  20. Wow -- what a score!!! Great group of trunks... great eye -- you just picked New Hampshire clean of the good ones....
  21. Thanks PatSea, packrat-place. kerry10456 loves, Wavie and mrmajestic1 for the loves and likes...
  22. Thanks PatSea, vetraio50, aghcollect, walksoftly, packrat-place. anything.old and Manikin for the love.
  23. Thanks PatSea DrFluffy and Manikin for the love...
  24. Thanks for the love Pat....
  25. You are most welcome Jewels...
  26. Thanks for the confessional eye... yes I am a man, I can change, if I have to....
  27. Jewels yes they are wade but for a time the Tetely Tea company threw them in with their tea boxes as a promotional so that is why there are many of them kicking about.
  28. Awwwwe..... I knew you had a soft side....:)
  29. Thanks sufdubb66 for the wonderful comment -- glad to pass the memories along...
  30. So I'm guessing you don't love kitty....
  31. What -- it works..!!!!! and you forgot the LOVE again..... you could be eye4eye...
  32. I have refinished one of these -- taken off the exterior canvas and was quite pleased with the result.... hard to say how difficult this one would be just by a visual... depends on how the canvas was ...
  33. Thought at first it was a mug shot but now I see it is a vase shot -- GREAT OFFICE COLLECTION SEAN!!!!!
  34. Thanks for the fun Pat... and you are most welcome!
  35. Yes a little lovely area in the Portuguese quarter of Montreal with all the great restaurants... getting hungry just thinking about it... Now I have to go out and see if I can find some Sao Jorge che...
  36. For you Pat -- meet Mr. Monkey...
  37. I have been outrageously curious for about the 20 years I have had this... and a little frightened quite frankly... cheers! (but the way I LOVE Portuguese cornbread! -- probably would go well with a l...
  38. No I never have ... it is on one of my posts.... it is about 90 years old and looks murky... kinda like what I will be if I ever get to that age.... :)
  39. Thanks Pat :)... this little guy is my friend and on my original posting picture with a small trunk... wanted to call myself "trunkmonkey" early on but CW would not let me change my tag... "rules is ...
  40. Totally love it!! I have an old bottle of champagne I found in a trunk on the roadside... love the total look of this piece... the aging of it is like a work of art!!! A toast to you Pat....
  41. A lovely late 1880's to 90's dome top trunk. Nice finger lift over the lock and the lock itself would have been in the "East Lake" style -- too bad half is missing as it was a nice one. The picture on...
  42. Sure Ninja -- a very nice barrel top trunk from around 1880-90's. This one has thin brass sheathing on the end slats which I had never seen before. There are better pics of this one on my site if you...
  43. The covering is called "vulcanized fiber" and it is incredibly difficult to get off -- I know I tried one once -- couldn't get it done. Too many layers and typically underneath is plywood so the effor...
  44. Collector's Weekly suitcase -- C.W.- LOL.... actually more of a cabin trunk than a suitcase... nice European style trunk -- they are called "Bentwood Trunks" in England where many came from.
  45. This is a fun trunk and my advice is to feel free to do what you think you would like on it... it is not a high value trunk so it is your canvas.... think of where you would place it and then how it w...
  46. Congrats on your first trunk PatSea!!! Well it could also read a full name like a nickname Noone... or even a last name... "Recorded as Noon and Noone, this is an Anglo-Irish surname"... well anybod...
  47. Never thought of that scenario... good call AzTom... I would agree...
  48. A really nice "Barrel Top" trunk from the late 1890's most likely. Very easy to get the paint off of the center tin -- chemical paint stripper with steel wool -- almost slides off -- looks like you wi...
  49. The fun "Titanic" logo is clearly a much later addition as the base of the lettering of it is painted on the wood of the trunk where the canvas had already long worn off... cheers to sbryne for dismis...
  50. Looks like an early 1900's trunk. The hinges appear to be original... they are fitted for the trunk and have original rivets... replacement ones are usually screwed in and not form fitted like these. ...
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