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    Posted 9 years ago

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    I bought this old trunk from a private person and paid $60. I don't know how old it is or who made it.
    It has metal on the outside and has a center section that has a moon and stars pattern on stamped tin. The stamped tin is painted with a white background and a peach/pink color on the moons and stars. The inside of it has paper on it. The exterior of the trunk is scratched but otherwise in good condition. I don't know if the stamped tin would have been the colors that it is currently painted or if someone else has painted them at some point.

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    1. trunkman trunkman, 9 years ago
      Nice trunk -- great buy! Probably made in the early 1900's. I doubt that those colors would be original to the trunk.
    2. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 9 years ago
      Yeah. I was thinking that it probably would be unlikely that those colors were original, but I'm just starting to learn about trunks. I assume the original would have been gold or silver and then some other color.
    3. trunkman trunkman, 9 years ago
      Some were stained colors and others were just the tin as is -- usually as a varnish of some sort. I love the star and moon pattern and have seen it on only two trunks I can recall. Yours is in really good condition.
    4. boonsborotrunks boonsborotrunks, 9 years ago
      I have actually seen the two tone painting on the embossed tin as orginal. The base is normally some shade of silver, but the raised colors could have varied greatly, as I have seen red, gold and a green. The moon and stars pattern is pretty hard to find in good condition. You made a great purchase.
    5. trunkman trunkman, 9 years ago
      Boonsborotrunks is correct in the two tone painting of the tin, with the relief a different color -- it makes a great contrast. Whoever did yours did a nice job by bringing out the relief of the pattern. Often I find the trays missing in these so bonus to have it there.
    6. epson233 epson233, 8 years ago
      love it -- thanks for loving my old camel back -- i am going to go outside the flow on the comments as to whether the paint is original or has been refurbished -- looking at your first pic -- i can not see any paint on any of the stays -- and paint does what paint does best -- goes everywhere but where it is intended to go -- ergo -- i think yours is the original paint
    7. Mandy368, 5 years ago
      I posted a trunk that is very similar and seems not to have been refinished. May help give some answers!

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