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Skipper's trench art collection.

Discussion in 'Trench Art' started by Skipper, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Skipper

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    One with the lid open, note it's made out of lead and not glass as one would expect
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    Great stuff!
     
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    A fine engraved trench lighter made with a 20mm shell and two coins. This is msiot probably WW1 (one coin is 1926 dated and the other one is 1888. it probably belonged to a French soldier from French Flanders (it has Flemmish name) . One man with a similar name enlisted at St Omer and survived the war.


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    A French Marine (aéronavale) medaillon frame with picture. The anchor is copper, the wings are brass and the buoy is aluminium. It a rather uncommon mix of materials on a smaller item. You can take of the srew to add a picture. The glass is a recycled watch glass.

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    Interesting piece Skipper.
     
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    From a flea market in Normandy. this 1930s clock with French gunner holding a a m24-29 gun. The clock needs to be restored . It's pewter with a cover of brass looking paint .
    This was sold as souvenirs to officers until 1940. It is signed and Paris made. Note the almost complete WW1 gear except the gun which is more modern.


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    I'm trying to decypher the Paris maker, but besides the E. it's quite hard. I might actually open the little clock and see if anything is inside .
     
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    From the Ostfront made for Chistmas 1943. Each soldier has one cup . Taken from Ebay deutschland.
     
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    That is a great item - if only it could talk !
     
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    Clearly a Caudron 714 fighter from 1940 ! This was cast and molded in lead and . Theres is some typical green and kaki camo painting left too .

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    A great British Tank seen on sale on Ebay and ..... it's an ink pot !

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    Such an awesome collection.
     

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