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Finding the Value of an Old Trunk

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Old steamer trunks were a mainstay of a bygone era and can still be found in many antique stores and attics today. This is a guide about finding the value of an old trunk.


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August 15, 2017

Anyone know any information about this trunk and what it might be worth?


August 15, 20170 found this helpful

It would be difficult to give you a good price from your photo. Here is an excellent way to determine the value of your old trunk. This guide will help you determine the value of your trunk.

Here is a good reference guide about trunks. Here you can read about the FAQs and the myths of old trunks.

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August 15, 20170 found this helpful

If you had some manufacturer or model or serial number it would help to determine who made it and when it was made. It doesn't look kind it is in good condition

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August 15, 20170 found this helpful

Your photos appear to show a vintage/antique trunk in not very good condition (overall) so it would have to be a very rare item to be worth a good price.


You would most likely have to ask an antique dealer to give you an appraisal (careful - they may want to charge you more than the trunk is worth) as this is the sort of thing that takes knowledge of what signs and "markings" to look for. Any information that you can gather would also help with an evaluation but even then a true value is only what it can be sold for (what someone will actually pay).
Did you acquire this someplace that did not give any background on where it came from or even what part of the world/country it came from or ?? Have you been able to find any markings anywhere on this trunk - inside drawer or bottom/back?
here is an interesting article about this type of trunk but no really ideas on value. The second and thrived links are to present listings on eBay and also a link showing what a few trunks actually sold for. Maybe you can find a similar item.

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