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 Steamer Trunk
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Hi Marvin
As I said in my last message I wanted to restore  My Drucker Steamer Trunk   But on the Trunk on the right side
It has E.B.S and under it says Independence Kansas would you
know if this could be the owners initials ? I really think this adds character to the Trunk.
Debbie

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Debbie,
yes, it was a very common practice to have your initials and town painted on the side of your trunk. I have seen many done that way. Once in a while I see the whole name or the last name only.  I have even had a few times when I was able to find historical information about the owner due to the name and town on the trunk.  So, it is certainly understandable that you would want to preserve that part of the original canvas and I have also done that on some trunks.  

Marvin  

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Marvin D. Miller

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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.

Experience

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 I own the most extensive collection of historical documents, catalogs, maker's labels, cards, etc.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 I am always updating my inventory of historical documents and antique trunks.

Organizations
Association of American Antique Trunk Restorers, President.

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

Education/Credentials
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.

Past/Present Clients
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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