and said thank you so much Freecycle!
I just happened to be in the right place at the right time yesterday and spotted an offer for a vintage travelling trunk. The brain cell start whirring again and I thought I would take a chance as it would be ideal storage and for display at the craft markets and I was so lucky to be the receiver of this magnificent specimen ...
It has the manufacturer's name plate on the side which is John Pound & Co of London who had shops in various locations including Oxford Street and Leadenhall Street in the late Victorian/Edwardian period. John Pound was also a Lord Mayor of London.
The surface looks like hide of some sort and it has wooden battens with brass protectors (but no key sadly) and original locks ... internally it is very clean for it's age and has a sectioned insert.
I need to do a little detective work on how to clean it up but I don't want to strip it of its age and character.
As for the initials I think they must stand for Not Enough Holidays!!!