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A Jim Bohenstengel buys old trunks and will pay a three figure sum for a Vuitton. You can write to him at Gallerie St. James Inc., 727 Lake St., Oak Park, Ill. 60301 (phone 524 8870).
You can check out old and antique trunks, have them restored and locate parts and hardware at the House of Antique Trunks, 753 Northport Dr., Box 508, West Sacramento, Calif. 95691 (phone Louise Risely at 916 372 8228). Saturday. The store has 950 trunks for sale and 105 antiques displayed in its museum and offers, for $2.50, a catalogue of parts.
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