Question I have a Drucker trunk made in 1900.It has the beauty and strength trademark seal on it with a guarantee.It is a steamliner flat top trunk. Can you tell me what it may be worth? Any help will be appreciated.
I believe I can help you but it would really help to have a couple pictures. Drucker, like most trunk companies, made a wide variety of trunk styles and used a variety of hardware styles including some that the Drucker family designed and patented themselves. But the condition, size, completeness, age, and hardware styles can all make a difference with the value. Drucker started using their Beauty and Strength trademark in 1897 and then for many years afterwards. They are one of a few companies that did sometimes stamp the sale date on the label, which was related to the guarantee. If you can attach a couple pictures I will be able to help you better with an estimate of the value.
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Thank you so much. I will get pictures to send to you soon.I have both the stamp of guarantee and the trademark on mine.
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