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Montreal Canada

I have enjoyed collecting various items over the years. Most of the things I have acquired have come by chance, as picks or as gifts or finds. Little by little they I have enjoyed collecting various items over the years. Most of the things I have acquired have come by chance, as picks or as gifts or finds. Little by little they get added to and begin to form a grouping. As you may have noticed, one of my main interests is trunks. Trunk collecting began 25 years ago when I noticed an old trunk teetering on the top of a big item garbage truck. I followed the truck for six blocks until I could finally get alongside of it and flag it down. I asked if I could have the trunk and he said for the price of a cup of coffee it was mine, so I gave him a dollar and gleefully came home and cleaned it up. I have rescued over 15 trunks since then and have recently started to augment my collection through specific purchases, trying to get one of each type that I like. I will post them from time to time. What a great forum this is! Happy to talk trunks and cabbages and kings.... (Read more)


  1. Thanks so much Js… appreciate the comment and the jealousy.. LOL… :)
  2. That’s great to know! Drop me a hello via email and I would love to further the conversation. Thanks for the comment!
  3. Ok so not exactly the same lol… upon second look, yours has a different array of tacking… similar in concept shall we say.
  4. So glad to see this Js.. answered my question about the top handle… wasn’t sure if mine was original but I see from yours they made them like this !! This one is exact as mine — as seen in how handles...
  5. Thanks so much Js and ho2 for the encouraging comments… makes it all the more fun - and interesting to share!!
  6. Thanks gundy03130… appreciate the kind observation!!
  7. Thanks Drill… There arises out of the mist of time, a new Holy Grail of Trunkdom… my quest is now assured…
  8. Thanks Manikin for the kind comment !!
  9. Thanks so much myoldkyhome… I get surprised every time I come across a unique piece !!!
  10. Thanks so much Drill… so I just looked a little closer of that trunk image… it’s a bit messed up but what is that!! Like a four sided Jenny Lind?? Now I’m intrigued…
  11. Welcome to Collector’s Weekly. You have in your possession a nice example of a trunk manufactured in the early 1900’s. It is not covered with leather, but rather a product called vulcanized fibre. Thi...
  12. Thanks for the kind words gundy03130… Greatly appreciated!
  13. Thanks so much myoldkyhome for the comment… :)
  14. Thanks so much Js… appreciate the comment! Interestingly enough I come across zinc trunks on occasion here in Quebec… usually a style that seems common around here — one I posted as my first. A lot of...
  15. Thanks for the updated info Drill... amazing how you locate this -- much appreciated!!
  16. So I was looking at pics of my oak slat and saw these and wondered where I took the picture.. lol! Yes the same as mine … with a few hardware variations. After all this time I have not uncovered any n...
  17. Thanks so much myoldkyhome for the comment! I come across these from time to time, usually the same style as another one I have listed. I was delighted to see this different model and style and unique...
  18. That’s great info Drill! The latches are an unusual design so I can imagine one would have difficulty defending any variation. First time I’ve seen them. Thanks for the like and great comment. I haven...
  19. Thanks so much for the kind words Manikin !!
  20. Thanks for the updated info myoldkyhome, as I have only read one thing in passing and your explanation seems more plausible! Thanks BigD for the comments n encouragement! Thanks Drill, that is exac...
  21. Thanks so much Js… appreciate the comments !!
  22. Thanks so much Drill ! A joy to come across the nice ones from time to time..
  23. Thank you Jscott... rhineisfine, bigD338 for the kind comments. I love the thought of it being a piece of Canadiana..
  24. Always good to have a project in hand... I’ve got one that’s been in the garage for four years waiting... waiting..
  25. Sounds like you are off to a good start.. make sure to let us see the results!
  26. Hmmm... that’s a bit of a dilemma for sure. Is there a serial number on the lock? Also you could post a pic of the trunk with a close up of the lock and ask is any members know where a key might be as...
  27. Common flat top trunk from early 1900’s. (indicated by the type of hardware on it) Would be a good candidate for refinishing.
  28. Nice flat top trunk. The numbers on the handle were probably parts numbers for the manufacturer.
  29. Nice character trunk! They are common enough, I’ve owned a few along the way and they appear often on classifieds. Probably not many posted online per se as they are not particularly valuable. Thanks ...
  30. Another mystery solved !!! Thanks for the smile !!
  31. Perfect link JS... yours is a lot closer in style and shape! These are rare hard to come by in any condition... cool find!
  32. Hi Dani... I have a similar suitcase on my posting if you wish to see what this liked like in better days! Without a makers label it’s fairly difficult to ascertain who made it as there we many makers...
  33. Awesome trunk! Fabulous example of a great trunk maker!
  34. Thanks Drill for the great links and information... great to get updated! It’s always a pleasure to come across a well crafted trunk...
  35. Thanks so much Js ! They are really wonderfully made. They are a joy to collect... although I hesitated on this one for two weeks. The price was a giveaway but I didn’t look closely at the ad pictures...
  36. Thank you so much PhilDMorris for the informative well researched information. Happy to know some history on the piece and maker. As you know part of the clue to age can be found in the hardware used ...
  37. Thank you racer4four, I’m thinking he’ll love it... bought everyone a little something from the shop.. the only time I can honestly say I truly enjoyed Xmas shopping!
  38. Thanks Manikin... glad you like ! :)
  39. Amen fortapache!
  40. Feeling a new appreciation for bronze art work! Lovely!
  41. Thanks so much Js ! I took the pic at the antique shop... thought about it for a day or two and then realized how much I liked it.. and anxiously went back hoping it was still there... lol. Not a tru...
  42. Thanks so much mcheconi !
  43. The beauty of these old trunks is that wood always comes back — unless it has been left outside for too long and is over weathered. I would certainly refinish this project. Have fun with it!
  44. Beautiful find! Is that a key I see - super bonus! Glad you were spared the long drive, I’ve had about a 50% success rate on people willing to ship.. usually they do out of kindness because they could...
  45. Thanks so much Drill! Appreciate the link and yes very similar... particularly the shape and dimensions of the dome plus trim. Certain configurations are typical of a few makers so definitely can link...
  46. An amazing trunk in every respect — such craftsmanship went into this. Love all the details and trim..
  47. Awesome find! Had not seen those corner latches before. These are so beautiful once restored. Kudos to the CW team helping each other out !
  48. Wow... incredible trunk and incredible restoration to match.. really awesome!
  49. Thanks myoldkyhome for the nice comment!
  50. Thanks so much Manikin !!
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