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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.... (Read more)


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  1. This is an incredible piece of work -- to replace canvas on a trunk is way beyond my level of skill.... and the results are so spectacular. Well done jscott...
  2. The exterior of your trunk is made out of a material called "vulcanized fiber" -- a paper cotton blend made to protect the trunk. Not much you can do to it other than clean it with a bit of soapy wate...
  3. This trunk can be salvaged and made to look totally awesome -- the hardware and lock are very nice... not a big fan of its current look but that is a matter of taste...
  4. Cool hand Luke look -- love them!!!!
  5. Thanks jscott0363 and CindB for the love...
  6. This trunk says "I am am old and I have lived!" -- but not Mayflower old. Perhaps around 1890's... at one time a quality leather trunk. Has a certain "feel" to it in its current state. Well there are ...
  7. Really nice pick petty9650 -- nice standard flat-top trunk from around early 1900's. Has some nice fingering on the ridges and the end slats have been nicely wrapped with tin. A quality trunk of its t...
  8. Thanks ron1939 and passion4trunks for the love...
  9. Magnificent piece eye -- hope your friend is better :)
  10. Thanks scott -- I have worked this over a bit more and it really looks fab... but I am coming tot he point of having to let go of one of my beauties... ouch... I have sold all of my "B" trunks and lik...
  11. Scott -- Drill recommended Howards Feed and Wax wood polish and conditioner for the canvas -- darkens it a bit but gives it a good look -- I just used in on three of my canvas trunks and I love the ef...
  12. thanks jscott -- I just treated the canvas and it really came out great -- makes the studs "pop" now...
  13. What a great restoration job -- I know how you feel about letting some go -- I like to think that I know where they are and can see them every now and then...
  14. I just saw today a zinc covered trunk listed as a galvanized covered trunk -- most people who have them do not know they are zinc so you have to keep you eye well trained to pick them out -- always a ...
  15. Thanks alot jscott -- such a fun hobby this... and you can find really neat old ones for very little...
  16. When I first started collecting I had seen these types in an antique village setting called "Upper Canada Village" -- a complete town from the early 1800's -- I never thought that I would come across ...
  17. Wow -- I missed this one somehow Drill -- fantastic trunk -- the canvas on it is spectacular. Thanks for the Howards wood preservative tip -- I used it on a couple of my trunks including the LV and am...
  18. Thanks tons Jewels... this was a fun discovery!!!
  19. Thanks for the love Pat.. :)
  20. Thanks jscott -- I do not like metal covered trunks much and was half way through and realized the effect of the multi-layers was great so I stopped midstream. It is fun once you get to know trunks th...
  21. Awesome lamp -- just a great style!
  22. 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...
  23. You know you wanted to....
  24. Love the tile floors! That last pattern we would call a "basket weave" design. Looks really great! :)
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. Thanks Jewels!!!!!
  28. Love this one too -- just so nice all of the browns working together with the brass studding. What a great look!
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Beautiful effect -- you outdid tradition by a long shot!!!
  36. 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...
  37. 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 ...
  38. Jewels -- thanks for the love!
  39. 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...
  40. Wow -- what a score!!! Great group of trunks... great eye -- you just picked New Hampshire clean of the good ones....
  41. Thanks PatSea, packrat-place. kerry10456 loves, Wavie and mrmajestic1 for the loves and likes...
  42. Thanks PatSea, vetraio50, aghcollect, walksoftly, packrat-place. anything.old and Manikin for the love.
  43. Thanks PatSea DrFluffy and Manikin for the love...
  44. Thanks for the love Pat....
  45. You are most welcome Jewels...
  46. Thanks for the confessional eye... yes I am a man, I can change, if I have to....
  47. 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.
  48. Awwwwe..... I knew you had a soft side....:)
  49. Thanks sufdubb66 for the wonderful comment -- glad to pass the memories along...
  50. So I'm guessing you don't love kitty....
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