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    Posted 7 years ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    The latest addition to my hat trunk collection. This is a lady's hat trunk that was made in England by the A&NCSL (Army & Navy Cooperative Society Limited). I picked this one up at a real bargain!! It's patent leather with cowhide leather trim. Other than needing a really thorough cleaning, nothing more than conditioning was all that had to be done to this one.

    This little jewel still has the persons' name, "Mrs. Legh of High Legh" stenciled on the top and her initials on both sides. The Legh family has resided in High Legh of East Hall, Cheshire, England, for many centuries.

    Many travel stickers still survive on this one, though I've not been able to piece together the destinations on the stickers. Wouldn't you love to know the history behind the owner and all the places this one traveled to? I certainly would!!

    The trunk was locked when I purchased it. So, the merchant had no clue of what the interior looked like, and neither did I. But, I took a chance and bought it anyway. In most cases, this type of hat trunks are usually crushed in some form or fashion. This one evidently managed to escape that type of abuse.

    I found a key in my shop that unlocked the trunk. To my great surprise, all of the hat pin cushions are still intact and the interior turned out to be perfect! Nope, no million British pounds stashed inside!!! Though it's quite rare to find the hat pin cushions still intact in these hat trunks. And that was treasure enough for me.

    The leather handle is perfect and is embossed with the brand name Cane and the serial numbers T 7427. The brass and copper are in beautiful condition. The leather securing straps are long gone. But, that's to be expected of a trunk this old.

    This would be from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. Not too bad for a nearly 120 years old!

    Thanks for looking!!
    Scott

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    Comments

    1. pops52 pops52, 7 years ago
      Good for you Scott! It appears to be in excellent shape. It will look great with the rest of your collection! If it could only talk!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks pops!! You're absolutely right. If it could only talk!! Thank you for the love as well! Always appreciated!!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves
      aghcollect
      and
      KathyKay
      Very much appreciated indeed!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thank you kyratango for the love. Always appreciated!!!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Where did it go? Where has it been since?
      I could dream of the history of this for ages.
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      racer4four, my thoughts exactly!! Thanks for the wonderful comment. Always and truly appreciated!!!
    7. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      Lucky you :)
      Great find! And yes, can you imagine the places that he visited? wow!!
      How many hats fit there jscott?
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Virginia, I would love to know where all this one has traveled to as well. This one held up to 4 lady's hats. Thanks for the wonderful comment and the love!! Always truly appreciated!!
    9. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      Oh amazing, I can imagine the beauty of them and the lady´s look in those times.
      Always a pleasure share with you jscott!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thank you Virginia!! And same goes here for you as well! That era of time fascinates me to no end!!
    11. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      That is quite the fine fined.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      oops find not fined.
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      fortapache, thanks very much for the comment!! Very much appreciated!!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Cindy, thanks so much for the awesome comment!! I will say that after I was able to unlock it, I did hesitate a couple of minutes before opening it. I wasn't sure what I'd find in there.
      Money would have been great!! But, I'll take the complete interior just as well. Thanks very much for the love as well. Always truly appreciated!!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves
      kyratanga
      surfdub66
      and
      walksoftly
      Very much appreciated!!
    16. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning!!!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thank you Sean!! And thanks for the love as well. Always truly appreciated my friend!!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves
      vetraio50
      PatSea
      JonB
      and
      officialfuel
      Always very my much appreciated!!!
    19. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 7 years ago
      A beauty, Scott. I love the nice original trunks like this. Great find!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks TrunkerMarvin!! They're also my favorites as well. And as you know, it's tough to find them in this condition. Thanks for the appreciation as well!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Drill, thanks for the love!! Always and very much appreciated!!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love FatBoy64!! Always appreciated!!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the loves
      DrFluffy
      and
      trunkman
      Always appreciated!!!
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves
      ttomtucker
      and
      ho2cultcha
      Much appreciated!!!!
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thank you Julie!! Always appreciated!!!
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Thank you Trey for the appreciation!!
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love Caperkid. And thanks for stopping by. Much appreciated!!
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Jenni,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by!!!
    29. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Im4anythingOld,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by!!!
    30. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      keramikos
      and
      hunterglee
      Thank you both for the loves and for stopping by!!

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