Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Antique Hartmann Wardrobe Luggage

In Furniture > Trunks > Show & Tell.
Trunks2476 of 2480Early Dome Trunk. Possible sample or dollSat on this as a toddler
3
Love it
0
Like it

hotshotzhotshotz loves this.
ChapeldreamerChapeldreamer loves this.
VikingFan82VikingFan82 loves this.
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 10 years ago

    ursulam73
    (1 item)

    I bought this Hartmann Wardrobe luggage at a yard sale. Did a little of bit of researching online that's how I found out the type of luggage it is and possibly when it was made. Looks like a 1936 Hartmann luggage.

    (First Image on this link below looks exactly like the piece I have)
    http://www.oldtrunks.com/history/historypages/wardrobe_trunks.htm

    (This link below shows an ad of this piece - the 10th image down - )
    http://thepaintedwoman.blogspot.com/2010/02/1930s-travel-pt-1-luggage.html

    Has alot of Vintage Shipping labels on it which are not in the greatest condition. But very interesting.

    From what I can read one of the shipping labels indicates Norddeutscher Lloyd Zimmer-Stateroom. The writing shows
    Dampfer/Name is "JM Vendereer "
    Zimer No./room number "361"

    Original keys are with the luggage and everything is working. All compartments open and closes okay and seem to be in tact but there is definte wear and tear like rust and a musty odor...lol

    On the leather strap there is an imprint 2 613 21

    Wanted to know what this is valued at and if it is better to leave as is or restore it. Would also like to know if there is a way to determine the exact year this was made.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Trunks
    See all
    Antique Trunk Hardware-Leather Handles,Ends and Nails for Trunks & Chests-New--U
    Antique Trunk Hardware-Leather Hand...
    $27
    vidaXL Solid Wood Reclaimed Storage Box Chest Organizer Trunk Indoor Stand
    vidaXL Solid Wood Reclaimed Storage...
    $89
    Antique Hartmann Gibraltarized Steamer Wardrobe Trunk with Cushion Top
    Antique Hartmann Gibraltarized Stea...
    $700
    Antique Oshkosh The Chief Wardrobe Steamer Trunk
    Antique Oshkosh The Chief Wardrobe ...
    $600
    logo
    Antique Trunk Hardware-Leather Handles,Ends and Nails for Trunks & Chests-New--U
    Antique Trunk Hardware-Leather Hand...
    $27
    See all

    Comments

    1. George, 10 years ago
      Your Luggage is siniliar to a unit that I have; Drawers are single stack. My leather strap is in good condition and has the numerals "2 3020 14". I suspect that this represemts the date and other category of data; i.e. Model. I do not have the key to the lock, but the lock is a "Corbin # T133". Would be interested in learning the date of mfg and the value. Thanks for any suggestions.
    2. Chapeldreamer Chapeldreamer, 10 years ago
      Wow, this thing looks like it has been around the world and back a couple of times.
    3. savethetoys savethetoys, 10 years ago
      Not to get all morbid but this reminds me of the type of case that was found in an old basement in California this past year that had the remains of babies from long ago for those who caught that story. The pics of the trunk looked similar to this one.
    4. savethetoys savethetoys, 10 years ago
      Heres some of the story about the trunk
      http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-westlake-babies-bodies-newspaper,0,5511303.story
    5. hotshotz, 9 years ago
      did you ever find out the value???

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.