Your steamer trunk went with you to college. It was the coffee table in your first apartment. Now it's in your bedroom because you thought it might function nicely as a bench of sorts, but mostly you just stub your toe on it when you're headed to the bathroom at 3 a.m. Spare your feet by selling it. Michael Capo, owner of Capo Auction
, says the most popular are large hard-shell trunks from the '20s and '30s with drawers inside. One such piece will fetch between $200 and $300.