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The Hobbit Document Trunks



Three ex-window display Edwardian document trunks each sign-written with characters from The Hobbit, the child's fantasy novel by J R R Tolkien: Smaug, Bilbo Baggins and Lobelia Sackville Baggins.

Our Christmas windows 2021 held a dragon’s hoard of gleaming silver, stacked around a collection of deceased trust document tins, each belonging to characters from Tolkien's legendarium, Middle Earth. See images. Our story went “We, the trustees of the treasures of B Baggins, The Hobbit, of Bag End, and his ungrateful cousins the Sackville Bagginses, are charged with the sale and dispersal of the fellowship of the bling. Lobelia Sackville Baggins helped herself to much of Bilbo’s family silver just as he was returning from his adventures with his spoils from the Desolation of Smaug and The Battle of Five Armies, yet all was bequeathed to us here.

Each metal trunk has twin carrying handles and a hinged lid, and the sign writing was specially created for our Christmas windows. We are selling these individually, so please make your selection in the box below. Please note we only have the Smaug trunk available- the others have sold. 

Country of origin: UK

Date of trunk manufacture: c.1900 - 1930

Material: tin

Condition: our document tins have seen a century of use, and they bear the scars of their solicitous duties and toil. We have highlighted below any defects beyond the usual marks, knocks and scratches you would find on document tins of this age. 


Length 60cm Depth 41cm  Height 35cm


B Baggins Deceased Trust

Length 63cm Depth 43.5cm  Height 35.5cm

The top of the lid is slightly bowed inward. See image. 

£285  SOLD

The Trustees of Lobelia Sackville Baggins Acquisitions & Settlements

Length 70.5cm Depth 51cm  Height 39cm

Quite a lot of character-building scratches on the inside. See image.

£345  SOLD


Delivery/collection of these items must be purchased/organised separate to product purchase. Please contact us to request a delivery estimate, if required.