Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Antique H&M Trunk


I have an old trunk that was willed to me by my great Uncle and was wondering what the value of it is. I'm not sure of the exact age but I do know my Uncle used this back in 1947 in his travels as a international comedian, which is shown in Billboard magazine, also from 1947. I have several pictures I would like to show you but I do not see where I can attach them. There is an interesting lizard type object right above the H&M log. It also contains several prop items used in his act as well as original skits. It is in fantastic condition. The inside has burgundy velvet which is in fabulous condition as well. Please instruct me as to how I can forward these pictures to you for your expert review. Thanks.

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Marvin D. Miller


I can answer questions related to antique trunks, their age, manufacturers, styles, patents, etc, including all types of trunks such as steamer trunks, saratoga trunks, Victorian trunks, slat trunks, toy and doll trunks, stagecoach trunks, valises, hat trunks, and others.


I have over 40 years experience in trunk restoration, collecting, and research. I own the most extensive collection of historical documents, catalogs, maker's labels, cards, etc. related to antique trunks. I am always updating my inventory of historical documents and antique trunks.

Association of American Antique Trunk Restorers, President.

Primarily on the website Cotton & Quail Antiques newspaper (Southeast). Antique Journal magazine.

Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia. I have conducted extensive research related to the topic of trunk manufacturers and trunk styles in the U.S. and Europe.

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Have consulted for the Pawn Stars TV show on antique trunks. I have sold antique trunks to museums in California and Florida and to customers around the world.

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