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    Posted 1 year ago

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    This are pictures from the inside of my last post. Looks loke some kind of bills were in thier by the pices that are still stuck on the trunk. Looks like USA bills.


    1. greendog greendog, 1 year ago
      wow! this trunk looks heavy, very thick looking boards, can't tell for sure but it doesn't look like it ever had compartments or a tray in it, most bottom boards in trunks run length wise, this trunk my have been built by an individual rather than a trunk factory, the slat clamps are hand made out of embossed tin rather than stamped or cast metal. who know's maybe it was made in mexico, never seen one like it, greendog.
    2. Amada78 Amada78, 1 year ago
      Hi Greendog the claps holding the chest was but by my friend he didnt want loose the lide. What originaly would hold it was leather. But must of been torn down im guessing. I dought it was made in mexico. Becuse of the small pices of paper that are stuck on the top looks like US bills use to be in it. Wish i knew what treasure it had. Their were 2 other small ones he had mentioned to me but got distroyed when they dug them up and keep the small one wish i could tell you his story.
    3. Amada78 Amada78, 1 year ago
      Ho and yes Greendog that chest it about 45 lbs or more.
    4. Amada78 Amada78, 1 year ago
      Greendog if you zoom in on the last picture you will see what i mean about the doller bill looks like it would of been something with a 5
    5. greendog greendog, 1 year ago
      I see that, talking to Jim Cardoza at HMS Antiques, we believe this is a home made trunk, not factory, it's a mystery trunk, love it, greendog
    6. Amada78 Amada78, 1 year ago
      Yes its a mystery indeed maybe one that Pancho Villa stole with some big bucks. My gut tells me they had to of used it to store money in it. And was stolen and dug up. So no one would find it. Until my friend came alonge thing is the guys who he tresure hunting with beat him up and left him thier. But they only left the chest. To what he told me. Still im in love with this treasure hope some day something comes up or get the pices left on the lid get looked up by a specialist.
    7. greendog greendog, 1 year ago
      well good luck with it, thanks for sharing, greendog.

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