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What is the size?
It looks very good. You did an excellent job.
May I have a picture of the inside?
What size is it?
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Your first half of the 20thC refurbished trunk would have an estimated retail value of $450-600 assuming good condition and depending on sale geographic location.
Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.
If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:
The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.
Be sure to specify local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.
Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.Artfire.comBonanza.com
These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.GoAntiques.comRubylane.comTias.comcyberattic.comtrocadero.com
In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.
Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.
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I believe we are both confused because you have submitted two questions about the same item.
Is this the same trunk as in your other question?
Trunks like yours were original used for travel on ships; hence,,,,vacation luggage.
Later, they were used for summer camps and college storage.
My research indicates it would have an estimated retail value of $450-550 assuming good condition and depending on sale geographic location.
I hope this goes through this time.
Unless it has a label, we cannot know the manufacturer.
Trunks like yours were original used for travel on ships and carriages; hence,,,,vacation luggage.
Now, they are used for summer camps and college storage.
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