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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

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  1. Thanks for the fun Pat... and you are most welcome!
  2. 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...
  3. For you Pat -- meet Mr. Monkey...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.... :)
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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....
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Never thought of that scenario... good call AzTom... I would agree...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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. ...
  18. Unfortunately there were many companies at the time making this style and type of trunk so without a label it is extremely difficult to know which one made this one. Certain high end trunk makers have...
  19. This style and type of trunk began to mark the end of the halcyon days of the traveling trunk. Lighter suitcases where coming into vogue and of course the dawn of air travel was breaking. After the 30...
  20. The person to whom the card is sent is considered to be "The Joke" and the person is merely implying that he will go along with him when he leaves to go somewhere... get it -- you are a joke -- pun o...
  21. 1910-20's flat top trunk.
  22. OMG -- imagine him singing "I did it my way!!" in a packed theatre...
  23. I think the kitty is eyeing my fish...
  24. Thanks Hunter, mikelv85, aghcollect, Jewels, trunkman and SEAN68 for the love...
  25. Lovely civil war era Jenny Lynd style suitcase canvas covered with big brass rivets -- the kind that collectors like me LOVE!!!!. Mid to later 1860's is my guess as to age.
  26. Would love to see a picture of the suitcase -- looks to be civil war era...
  27. I think I shall love it myself...
  28. Thanks Sean... cutie pie little kitty...
  29. Thanks Phil... a great memory for me...
  30. Thanks for the love chilligirl and bistrodesign....
  31. You must!! I would love to see the result!
  32. Early 1900's flat top trunk. Great project trunk -- yes take off the canvas, wet it well with a soaking cloth and us an exacto knife to cut along the edges, and keep wetting and use a scraper to take ...
  33. Too funny... works for me!!!
  34. Someone has to keep me sharp BB2 -- email me if you wish.... basic23skidoo@hotmail.com... many thanks....
  35. They are beautiful Mani....
  36. Thanks BB2 -- appreciate the support --
  37. Nice trunk -- actually more than likely a document box as a handle on the top would suggest as well as size. Seems to me it could be civil war era or a little after that but definitely from the mid to...
  38. Thanks so much Sean... I did get some background info. on one owner but I do not think they were the original owners... the Initial is HL or LH and beside that is written USA. on the same style and pa...
  39. Nice early 1900's flat top trunk. Nice standard type of trunk in its day -- this style made by many companies so without a label hard to know which one. Nice lock which is probably a bit older than th...
  40. Okay okay... I bought this off of a kijji add in New Brunswick. The price was reasonable for the condition and I restored it. About as exciting as it gets... although it was exciting to come across th...
  41. Thanks Phil and Walksoftly for the love...
  42. Jim I so appreciate your knowledge and input and I learn so much from what you say. The reason I did not think it was civil era trunk was from earlier comments you made on a similar trunk -- so your i...
  43. Yes I bought "Rust Stop" and it has phosphoric acid and yes there is a white residue after use... paints over well and halts future rust,, sounds like a commercial.. just love getting hints and tips t...
  44. I could not find Ospho but the main ingredient in that product was in the one I picked up... forget the name of the ingredient but it is not in all of these types of products..
  45. BB2 thanks to your input I picked up a rust inhibitor and am using it on all my rusted metal parts on my trunks.... this one could use a good dose of it.... scrubbed with steel wool first then the rus...
  46. Fun project trunk! Could be civil war era but they made these well past that time -- so perhaps another trunk expert could weigh in -- I would say it i from around 1870's to 80's and I would base tha...
  47. Hi Drill... your email is not working and I have some questions for you... drop me a line...
  48. Trying to bump us up a notch there BB2...
  49. You have a circa 1900 -1920 dome top trunk. There were a plethora of companies producing these styles and types of trunks at the time -- so without an actual label you will be hard pressed to know who...
  50. I have one similar -- made of olive wood... the cat licked it continually... circa late 1970's tourist purchase.
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