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The Totty Trunk Company

December 20th, 2009

I got the coolest email earlier this week.  It was from a woman in Alabama, named Daphney, who had found my blog after doing some online research about The Totty Trunk Company.  Daphney has had one of these trunks in her possession for over 30 years and before that it was owned by a close family friend.  Unfortunately she has run out of room and needs to part with the trunk.  When she read my post about my family name, she immediately contacted me!

Check out this awesome trunk…

totty trunk



I was so excited that I couldn’t wait to call both my grandmother and my Aunt Totty.  My grandmother told me that she vividly remembers her mother having this same style trunk.  Her mother would pack it, instead of a suitcase, to travel cross country.  I find that so cool.  Can you imagine today, showing up at the airport, with a 100 lb trunk??  It would cost you a small fortune to get that sucker on the plane!!

I am still working on the details to see if I can acquire this awesome piece.  I can envision if I ever have a daughter, how fun it would be to have this as her doll trunk!!

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  1. CeeCee
    December 20th, 2009 at 08:12 | #1

    I was thinking along the same lines. it would make a great home for “Samantha” and her clothes and accessories.

  2. Jennifer
    December 20th, 2009 at 18:51 | #2

    what a wonderful woman to contact you! hope you get it.

  3. Nicole
    December 22nd, 2009 at 20:46 | #3

    Totty! I have a trunk just like that! it’s been in my family for years…i never knew that was it’s real name!!! yea! hope you get it!

  4. May 11th, 2010 at 15:07 | #4

    I’ve got a 100 year old TOTTY trunk that I’ve been using as a coffee table for 15 years. It’s still got the 1927 stickers on it from a trip it took to France, and the 1927 stickers from it’s return to New York !! I only realized it was a TOTTY last week after I borrowed a book on trunks from the library. I’ve kept it in mint shape all these years by putting a large piece of glass atop it to keep it from being damaged. I bought it 15 years ago in a second hand store for $30, and an antique dealer told me that it’s now worth between $200-$400 !! (:

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