Discussion in 'Trench Art' started by Skipper, Oct 27, 2008.
that's an interesting find skipper, its cool how you can see the scribe marks on it
now that is unique - certainly wouldn't mind having a pen like this for myself.
They ar enot so rare to be honest, becasue they were among the easiest items to make: you needed 2 bullets and carve them... I have four different ones, but the one Ishowed is my favorite. They also come with dates, initials etc..
Hi Skipper, nice pen. ;-)) if you find another-please let me know as well. It would go great with my Arty Major.
another nice find skipper!
and another great relic found for my collection It's the first time I see a shell turned into such a nice calice . It almost looks like the Graal . Both the illustration and the makers markers are from 1917.
That would be so cool to drink out of! Well, not if it wrecked it! Very nice Skipper!
Too late for that, I would almost bet that his Wife has already turned it into a Flower Vase :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Nice Trench Art Skipper. With all this TA you have--wouldn't it be nice if it appreciated in value as fast as original works of art by the masters like Di Vinci, Picasso, Raphael, Donatello, yadda yadda yadda.
Actually they are not fragile at all. I wouldn't drink from it , but it's copper , so it will stand the drink. And no way Mrs Skipper ain't going to turn this one ito a rose vase like she did with my 20 mm Me-109 case.
great looking calice
.........what '20 mm Me-109 case' into a vase!
Thank's Carl! I needed that! Skipper, I'll only believe you if I see a photo with no flowers in it! hehehehe!
:-D, just don't let her see your reply-or I don't think you will be enjoying all of those fantastic deserts at home and you might have to go to the corner Cafe to have a slice of heaven-called: Black Forest Cake
Heh heh, I just hope that Skipper took it lightly? ;-))
new today: another letter opener and something I see for the first time : a book mark. Both items were made by the same French soldier in 1944 with bits of copper from a shell.
another letter opener made out of a piece of shell case
Big bump! No one came here since July? Shall I carry on or not?
What about my candle holder made wit a 75er butt and five Mauser bullets ?
Beautiful collection Skipper! I particularly like the La Marne 1914 in reverse. That has got to be a pretty rare find. Thanks for sharing them!
You are welcome , I just wish more people saw these pieces of art work
Well, that is truly what they are pieces of art. I believe one day in the future there will be an art market for these items.
I see them too skipper......just that I dont have any photos to add myself yet .......I was looking at a nice pair of WW1 shells though, a british 25 pounder marked 1914, the other a german ? marked 1918 - done in a nice design by the same artist - but the seller sold them off for a high price