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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Excelsior Trunk Lock - Furniturein Furniture
French Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Restored 1880's Trunk Leather Covered Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
My Next Project -- Bride's Trunk? - Furniturein Furniture
Garbage Collection Living Room - Furniturein Furniture
Fuller  Colorado Flat Top - Furniturein Furniture
BB2 Craftsman's Trunk Replica 1820's - Furniturein Furniture
Coffre Grande Magazine de Louvre - Furniturein Furniture
True Cross Slat trunk 1880's - Furniturein Furniture
Limoges Cat Plate - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…

Comments

  1. Thanks jscott -- It sat on kijji for a year before I made a move... was asking too much at first...
  2. Fabulous... how can you not love that lock!!! Can hardly wait to see you do your magic...
  3. arf arf arf....
  4. arf arf....
  5. Drill I have that same problem... I can only post on Safari... not google chrome...thanks for the comment by the way...
  6. Thanks racer4four, trey and thunderchief for the comments...
  7. Caption should read "Attacked by Giants...." pretty awesome boat....
  8. You have more than two -- and you only have two arms Mr. Collector.... nice...
  9. Now that's a fun comment -- thanks so much trunkington...
  10. start posting brother....
  11. Paint remover on the locks may work just as well then they may very well match the look of the rest... "Ham fisted brute" -- now that was a good line....
  12. The locks throw me off -- which is why I think they may not be original... the trunk body looks to be around 1900's give or take 10 years either way.... harder to date this for me because of unusual c...
  13. What part of the trunk is the first two pictures of? Also looks like lithographed tin on this trunk -- which would be highly unusual unless someone meticulously hand-pained all those stars -- which I...
  14. Don't see it on your site... try again... you got it right the first time!
  15. Really neat and nice to learn something new...thanks!
  16. Cool piece -- love it!!!
  17. Well I was writing the same time as Drill was and we picked up on some similar things... too funny...
  18. I think you are right about the patch.... so you can discount that direction for origin. The latches on it may also be replacement ones... on the interior underside of the latches see if there are old...
  19. Bit of an odd trunk -- the style is north american with slight variations -- the locks look French -- more than likely a Spanish trunk. What would make you think Philippines?
  20. Thanks for the love PatSea.... :)
  21. Such a beautiful piece!!!
  22. You had asked if this trunk was made by the same maker as the one Scott and I have posted -- although it is of the same style of mine, unless it has the same label it is unlikely it is the same -- the...
  23. That is so cool to see another maker's label the same as mine -- let alone how nice this trunk is. Sorry to say that I have not found the name to this maker -- but I do know that both of these trunks ...
  24. Just a totally awesome trunk..... fabulous too...
  25. This piece actually comes from a complete garage set. Fun to have...
  26. Superb trunk Marvin. Excellent work on the refinish as well. Almost feels like a prototype for the evolving Jenny Lind....
  27. You have such nice pristine trunks Marvin... another beautiful example. I just do not see too many doll trunks come up -- or when they do they have been later models and not so desirable.
  28. Marvin thanks so much for this... I noticed on the center of the trunk on the interior floor a circle mark made from something-- perhaps a hat holder peg of some sort. This trunk is extremely light an...
  29. PS. The handles on the sides are a bit strange... they have rolled leather at each ends to prevent them from slipping through the clamps... kinda strange or unusual. Darn this site for only 4 pics......
  30. Drill -- thanks for the comments on origin and maker. I am undecided on what to do with this one. I could strip it down and try to get back to its original state -- have never taken paint off of canva...
  31. Jscott -- it is lined with linen. Thanks for the nice comments.
  32. Wow -- incredible!! I wonder what is symbolized by what he is holding in his hands... looks like a scroll in one and maybe a bugle in the other? Just fascinating.
  33. Too funny eh?
  34. Thanks walksoftly and antiquerose and Elisabethan for the love...
  35. Thanks Elisabethan... not sure what to do with it quite frankly. When I went to buy it I made a mistake thinking it was a hat trunk -- I bought it anyway but now I am confused... so confused... unless...
  36. A very lovely 1920's era trunk. The covering is vulcanized fiber -- tough and durable. Beautiful big oversized latches with guides and two other guides at the front. It is a standard type of flat-top ...
  37. FunDave... a picture will help identify age, style and type of trunk. Post a few photos and I and others will help you out. Love the Al Camino by the way...
  38. This is a really neat piece eye... love it... (I wish there was some method on this site to formally indicate this sentiment)
  39. Looks like a trunk made around 1930's to 40's. The Fournier company still exists in Montreal now making suitcases etc. This one is most likely covered in vulcanized fiber. I actually have one of their...
  40. Lovely piece you found KathyKay -- I love the proportions and the nice slats on this one -- great find!
  41. Fabulous collection!!!
  42. Did not get a chance to comment -- another wonderful hat trunk!! I realized that this type/style of trunk is not in my collection so I have a line on what looks like a French one I will see tomorrow....
  43. Clearly the hand of a master craftsman... what a beautiful trunk Marvin.... top of the pecking order of trunks!!!!
  44. Thank for the comment Trey -- much appreciated.
  45. KathyKay my last post shows a very similar trunk and I took an alternative shortcut route -- I took off two pieces from the back and refitted them to the top -- who looks at the back anyway? As Marvin...
  46. Marvin I would love a copy of a page with this size trunk -- actually this is the smallest I have seen. Can you scan the page and email it to me? Many thanks..
  47. A lovely piece of art deco....
  48. This is such a fabulous trunk -- still drooling with Drill -- to replace the center lid -- I took one of my side pieces in and had it coloured photocopied for a buck or two and then simply white glue...
  49. Senor_trunk -- I emailed you a thanks when I received it -- IT ABSOLUTELY WORKED!!!!!What a fantastic moment that was to see the lock spring up -- I was flabbergasted! I am saddened that my message d...
  50. I know I am in trouble when BB2 reaches for his "X-Files"... I only "trade" with neuroscientists eye so you are half right... and I'm always nervous when I do...
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