Information About Albert Rossenheimer Trunk?

March 5, 2021

An old trunk.I got this trunk from my grandparents. It's a Albert Rossenheimer trunk. Can someone give me the history of this trunk and the value please?


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The brand/company name is Albert Rosenhain. Your trunk would have been made in Germany before or during the war.

"This was a Jewish-owned leather goods company. In the Nazi period, his steamer trunks in particular became important tools in emigrating from Nazi Germany to places of safety. Albert Rosenhain himself managed to flee to London, where he re-established his business with a new name, Gooch.


This trunk was made in several sizes but apparently of the same style. The original color was brown (as most antique trunks were) and apparently the outer cover was some sort of durable fabric/canvas.

Here are a couple of this style trunk (in much better condition) but it is difficult to tell if they actually sold.
Possibly the same trunk but listed for sale on different sites at different times.

I did find where this style trunk was listed for sale on eBay UK for $50 for almost 3 years and never sold. It was listed as pick up only as most trunks are. It was not in good condition but never sold.

As to value for your particular trunk...
That would depend on where you are located as shipping is very expensive and the overall condition of the trunk.


It appears to have been painted and I believe, due to the type of material, it could only be refurbished at considerable cost.
I would hope that I am wrong but I believe a local sale (maybe a yard sale) would be the best way to go and a start price at $45 and take any offers.

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Could you please indicate the dimensions of this trunk? 110 cm, 40 cm, 54 cm?

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This one sold for $275. It was manufactured by a Jewish owned leather company during the Nazi period and was important to allow people to emigrate to safety.

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