Posted 6 years ago
I bought this little antique "Toy" trunk several years back from an antique mall for $10. Though it's missing it's inner tray, I still thought it was quite a bargain. 90% of the paper covering is intact, as well as the dust seal around the edge of the lid.
The inside paper lining is still intact and the little girl who originally owned it has written her name inside the lid. I thought that was a nice added feature.
A lot of folks refer to these as "Doll" trunks or "Salesman Sample" trunks. But, I've always been told that these were simply "Toy" trunks.
Just imagine, when this trunk was made, a full sized trunk was about $4.00 and one of these toy trunks would have cost about $2.00. So, you'd have to be very well off financially to afford a $2.00 toy trunk, like this one, for your child, back then!!
Thanks for looking!!