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I saw the posting by Helen from earlier this month (I think).  I have exactly the same issue -- same lock, same lack of key.  I am hoping to learn from her whether she managed to find a working key for this lock -- Albert Rosenhain steamer trunk, ca.1934, from Berlin, Horseshoe with simple S inside and Star between the horseshoe ends, and DEP just below the design.  The code 533 is just below the key hole.
Thank you.

Hello Stephen,

I didn't hear back from her if she was able to find a key or not. I can only give the same suggestion that I gave her, that you try contacting Micheal Gallagher at Island Trunk Shop which is listed online and he has the largest selection of trunk keys that I have found. He may be able to help, especially if you can provide him a picture of the lock. I can help find keys for the American made locks, but the European keys are much harder to find.  
Good luck.


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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.


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