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Embossed Patterns

Please note that all of the items below are EXAMPLES. They are NOT FOR SALE.

Many patterns were stamped into the tin coverings of trunks from the late 1870s to 1910. Most production of all patterns ceased by 1910 and are no longer available. Here are some that we have come across.

We have divided the pattern types into three distinct families: Nature, Geometric and Miscellaneous  (some of which are not really embossed but are still considered patterns).

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3. Miscellaneous

A. Silk Ditto
B. Spots in Spots Ditto
C. Stars Ditto

LOTS MORE history of antique trunks on our

Encyclopedia of Antique Trunks CD/Kindle eBook
LOTS more embossed patterns in our Encyclopedia of Antique Trunks CD!

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