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Information About Trunk?

Trying to find out more information on this trunk. Grandmother came from Poland and ended up in Detroit working at a rectory. Not sure if she brought it with her or if she had it handed down from her mother.

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December 15, 20200 found this helpful

It kind of looks like a Paul Eifert trunk. He was a German immigrant who settled in the US. This may require a professional in your area , or there are a few links that may put you in the right direction. www.reddit.com/.../ - https://www.justanswer.com - also a Paul Eifert similar trunk and asking price- www.etsy.com/.../antique-paul-eifert-dome-top-steamer?

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December 15, 20200 found this helpful

Vintage/antique trunks are fascinating in that they have withstood all kinds of abuse they must have taken while being aboard the old ships.
These were called 'steamer' trunks and they are still popular today but most are being sold for small amounts of money as the buyers plan to use them for storage of some kind and many end up in a shed or garage because they are not really nice enough to put on display in their homes.
True antiques and mostly brand names that are in very good condition can sometimes sell for several hundred dollars but since shipping is costly the final value will usually depend on how the area where you are located feels about buying an 'old' trunk.
Some areas good and some are just not interested.

It looks like the pictures probably belonged to someone (maybe your grandmother) and had it folded for a long time and then glued it to the inside lid of the trunk.

I can only say that you should try and get information from people who really know about trunks as occasionally a valuable ones turns up. I have listed several sites that may be able to help you. Some of these site are very good but it's best to ask your questions on several sites so you can hopefully get more information. You will have to join first.
iantiqueonline.ning.com/.../forum
trapperman.com/.../Antique_trunk
www.antiquers.com/.../
forums.aaca.org/.../
www.brettunsvillage.com/.../
antiquetrunksandchests.com/.../

Another suggestion:
If you can read the patent number you might be able to find it on one of these sites. These numbers are difficult to read so you might have to try several different numbers.
www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=search...

instappraisal.com/.../eveleigh-baggage-trunk-canada-eagle...

You may find some useful on this link:
www.thriftyfun.com/Finding-the-Value-of-an-Old-Trunk...

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