Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Old Trunk

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I have an old trunk manufactured by "THE PUEBLO TRUNK CO.  MAKERS    PUEBLO, COLO."  which is stamped on the metal plate riveted to the top of the trunk.
I would like to know what age this trunk might be.

I have pictures but don't seem to be able to attach to this request.

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Marie-Ange,

This website will allow you to attach two pictures. I would need to see picture in order to help you because each trunk company made a variety of trunk styles, usually over a period of many years.  I don't have any specific information about the Pueblo Trunk Company, but with a couple good pictures of the trunk I can probably narrow down the age based on the style and hardware.  I have researched trunks and their patented parts for many years and it is the style of the hardware that is the best evidence of a trunks' age.  If you cannot find out how to attach pictures here, send them directly to me at Marvin@ThisOldTrunk.com and I will see what I can tell you.

Marvin  ThisOldTrunk.com

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Marvin D. Miller

Expertise

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 I own the most extensive collection of historical documents, catalogs, maker's labels, cards, etc.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 I am always updating my inventory of historical documents and antique trunks.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