The eBay Find | U.S. Navy WWII Steamer Trunk

It’s not everyday that I see something on eBay that makes me throw all rational thought out the door, but yesterday was one of those days. Occasionally, Andy from Reference Library will email me with a cool eBay discovery (he is the master of finding cool things on eBay if you haven’t noticed) and the most recent email was a whopper. Andy found a fully stocked WWII U.S. Navy officer’s steamer trunk, complete with multiple uniforms, buttons, sunglasses, U.S. Navy belt buckle, ID bracelet, signal cards and documents including the sailor’s honorable discharge papers. Amazing! Bidding starts at $99 and the auction is still live so you still have a chance to own a piece of history.

Comments on “The eBay Find | U.S. Navy WWII Steamer Trunk

    Heavy Tweed Jacketon October 18, 2008 @ 5:46 PM:

    This is such a unique time capsule of an era. It is astounding that it is intact. I know I have the Collector’s Gene when I see something like this and actually start to think about bidding…

    JKon October 19, 2008 @ 11:59 PM:

    I’m a big fan of your blog, and a huge aficionado of vintage military, western, and workwear. I read your posting about this trunk and on a whim bid on it. I won. Not sure my wife will know what to make of this trunk and none of the clothes will fit me, but it seemed to good to pass up.

    Michael Williamson October 20, 2008 @ 6:26 AM:

    I’m so proud that an ACL reader won the auction! Well played sir. If you don’t want to keep it, turn around and resell it, but keep it together as a collection.

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