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    Posted 10 years ago

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    A recent addition to my collection -- a pristine leather bound Jenny Lind with brass straps and rivets. The beauty of this trunk is the shape that it is in. All the leather is intact, and the leather scrolling is fabulous. What is unique to this trunk are the six brass bands -- usually there are four -- sometimes five but rare to see six full across. The handles are like new. A great example of a Jenny Lind at the zenith of the art and craftsmanship of the period. A huge thanks goes to SenorTrunk who had a similar trunk and mailed me a key -- this trunk is now perfectly complete!

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    1. trunkman trunkman, 10 years ago
      Thanks for the comment Bellin68 and for the L's from both you and mustangtony.
    2. trunkman trunkman, 10 years ago
      Well a kijji purchase is not much of a story -- however I did do one of my "trunk runs" for this with my son. (a trunk run is when I have to travel over an hour to get a trunk -- I have about three trunks under this category) We picked our favorite cd's and went off to the countryside. Met a fellow trunk lover who was ready to part with this beauty. He replaced the straps and the front lift leather with a design of his own -- excellent work. It was a great trip.
    3. passion4trunks passion4trunks, 10 years ago
      Do you have special feelers that use to locate such rare beauties?
      Don't tell me. I bet you have a garden in which antennae grow.
      What a great find. It's a fine trunk.
    4. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 10 years ago
      Now that's a beautiful trunk! It's amazing that it has survived in this condition. The leather scrolling is a wonderful additional detail, too. What a great find!
    5. trunkman trunkman, 10 years ago
      Thank you eye4beauty, passion4trunks and myoldkyhome for your great comments. Much appreciated.
    6. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 10 years ago
      FABULOUS!!! : )
    7. epson233 epson233, 10 years ago
      absolutely the best i have ever seen or probably will see -- great job -- you got a definite keeper -- awesome awesome awesome
    8. trunkman trunkman, 10 years ago
      Thank you miKKo and epson233 for the lovely comments and Manikin and toolate2 for the love. I appreciate all of you very much.
    9. trunkman trunkman, 10 years ago
      Thank you walksoftly for the visit.
    10. trunkman trunkman, 10 years ago
      Thank you petey and TheGatekeeper for the visit!
    11. senor_trunk senor_trunk, 10 years ago
      What abeautiful trunk. I redid one about a year ago that had 5 bands, and originally the black leather. Although I like the way mine turned out I wish I could have seen this one first I love the leather on this one. Is the inside as nice as the outside? If you get a chance look at my pictures from a year ago as the trunks are very similar. What a great find congratulations!!!!
    12. trunkman trunkman, 10 years ago
      Thank you senor_trunk -- yes that was a really nice refinish job on your jenny. Thank you vetario50 and NicoleJerelen for the love.
    13. trunkman trunkman, 10 years ago
      Thanks officialfuel and filmnet for the visit!
    14. senor_trunk senor_trunk, 10 years ago
      trunkman, i just love coming back and admiring this trunk. my facorite ever.
      the trunk i redid has the exact same lock on it. do you have a key for yours, if not i have an extra that will work and will be more than happy to give it to you. i love trunks and you have some great ones!!!
    15. Agram.m Agram.m, 10 years ago
      This is such a quality pieces we spoke before, beautiful!
    16. trunkman trunkman, 10 years ago
      Thank you very much Agram.m -- appreciate you visit and comment!!!
    17. trunkman trunkman, 10 years ago
      Thanks kerry10456, imander, mikelv85, Moonstonelover21, sslam, sugargirl, Designer, Manikin, AntigueToys, toolate2, epson233, and miKKoChristmas11 for the love.
    18. trunkman trunkman, 9 years ago
      Thanks Aimathena, antiquerose and VanessaT for the love...
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Trunkman, This is, without a doubt, THE most amazing and pristine JL I've ever laid eyes on!! Absolutely the most beautiful JL I've ever seen!! This is most definitely a museum quality piece!! Don't know how I missed this one before!
      Happy New Year to you my friend!!
    20. trunkman trunkman, 8 years ago
      Ain't she a beauty!! Thanks so much scott -- and I must say it has been a real joy to have you on board this year with your fantastic collection and great comments. All the Best of the New Year to you and yours too....
      Ps. A fine CW member sent me a key to this that works!!!!!!!!
    21. trunkman trunkman, 8 years ago
      Thanks so much Cindy -- I am so glad you like it! Happy New Year to you!!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Well, thank you T-man!! I can't begin to tell you and everyone just how much I been enjoying CW so far!! Such great collections and wonderful comments from you and everyone!!
      Happy trunk hunting in 2015 to us all!!
    23. trunkman trunkman, 8 years ago
      Amen to that brother!
    24. senor_trunk senor_trunk, 8 years ago
      Trunk man, did the key I sent work. That lock was just like the one I had on my Jenny Lind, same manufacturer, looks like from between 1850 and 1870
    25. trunkman trunkman, 8 years ago
      Senor_trunk -- I emailed you a thanks when I received it -- IT ABSOLUTELY WORKED!!!!!What a fantastic moment that was to see the lock spring up -- I was flabbergasted! I am saddened that my message did not get to you... Thank you ever so much for the fabulous gift!!! Would you be so kind as to email me your address?
    26. WillysVA WillysVA, 5 years ago
      This is by far the best Jenny Lind trunk I've seen!
    27. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much WillysVA... it really is pristine...
    28. greendog greendog, 5 years ago
      I have to agree trunkman, as much as I love my Jenny Lind, this is a fantastic Jenny Lind, love it! if you were a very young man, you may never come across one in this condition again in your life, great find, greendog.
    29. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much Greendog... didn't hesitate to drive the two hours to get it !

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