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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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    If only you knew how to scan, I would have a chance to see those beauties :(
     
  2. Skipper

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    Great find this morning! How to turn two bullets into a beautiful crafted felt pen? And it works too.

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  3. Skipper

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    Just came in as a donation from a good friend this morning!

    This French 75er from WWI dated 1918 . It is full of nice details

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    Damn you Skipper, Damn you! :D :D :D
     
  5. Skipper

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    That's because know I appreciate trench art. The pen above was also a present from another friend. :D
     
  6. C.Evans

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    Ooooh, two great items Skipper. That pen is so cool. Same here about scanning-I don't know when thwt will happen? Im hoping to get some extra money in a few months that I can use for buyingmy own laptop.
     
  7. Skipper

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    found today at a local fair near the Loire Valley!

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    Not exactly trench art, but a great quality bronze engraving! Private order from a regiment for their Medic! This was cast in 1936 by the French National mint and is an engraved bronze plaque for Dr Albert Landrin , showing his medic Adrian helmet and his Legion d'Honneur. I checked this piece on the interent and found one single mention of it. There is a copy of the plaque at the Municipal archives of Aix les Bains . It seems to be a rare item.
     
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    Now your just showing off! :D :D :D

    fantastic collection mate!
     
  9. C.Evans

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    Nice Bronze piece. I've always wanted to get at least one like that.
     
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    I am showing off, wouldn't you if you got one of these for 5 euros; like I did last Sunday , not to mention the original cardboard box that goes with it :D, Mind you I missed an FT-17 bronze 3d miniature with a miniature Adrian helmet used as an ink pot.... Fortunately it was bought by a friend, so I can at least have a look at the jewel from time to time.
     
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    I really like that pen! That's a great piece of art!
     
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    nice pieces skip, i saw a few bits of trench art in different shops while in france but they were all pretty expensive (again these were in tourist areas, so i guess the prices are put up) but i would have liked to have got a set of shell case vases....oh well some day!
     
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    Don't bother buying shell cases in tourist areas, they make you believe they are the only one to have them . These were taken home by vets so they are scattered everywhere in the country , even in the south and will be sold for prices going between 2 and 80 euros a pair.
     
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    ya true, i was sort of expecting cheaper prices then what i saw, so i stayed away from them alright - in general most 'items' for sale on the 'tourist track' were way over priced......stuff like bullet casings for six euro...not impressed, with some date stamps post WW2!
     
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    Skipper, now your only teasing me ;-)) but gtreat score at a great price :))
     
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    Latest fine: a trench art knive from Verdun, dated 1917 and with intials of the soldier.


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    then a little aluminium aircraft that looks like a Morane Saulnier fighter

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    Another little aircraft (unfinished) trench art.

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    Hey those are cool. Oh and, I don't know if you like buying anything from Militaria sites but-I saw over @ Der Rittmeister Militaria Entrance Page that he had several nice Trench Art items for sale.
     
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    Skipper I hate you! :D
     
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    Would you despise me if I told you the seller sold it to me for 1 euro? He didn't have change, but I was so happy to get it? that I gladly paid 2 instead and told him to buy a coffee on me. I'm trying to figure out what kind of fighter this would be. Maybe a Mustang ? Any ideas?
     

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