How to care for antique luggage

Leslie Verrinder, specialist dealer at Tin Tin Collectables, gives expert tips for keeping treasured trunks in shipshape condition 

Given that they have been our closest travelling companions for generations, we ought to be paying closer attention to our suitcases and trunks.

In this downloadable guide discover how to spot when old luggage is in need to renovation, and how much of a difference a spot of elbow grease and a clear wax polish can make to your collection. Also uncover the best places to pick up a stylish trunk or suitcase and how to introduce the charms of antique travel into your own home.

Cut-out-and-keep guides such as this one are featured in every issue of Homes & Antiques, giving you the inside track on collecting, buying and restoring antique and vintage finds. So that you don't have to take a page out of your favourite magazine, we feature the guides in the collectors' guides section of our website. Simply click on the link below to download the printer-friendly page.

To download and print your guide to buying an antique wardrobe, click here.

Keen to see more? Discover how to mix antique suitcases with your existing home decor right here.

First published in Homes & Antiques' August 2016 issue. Back issues are still available. To purchase a copy click here

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