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Skipper's trench art collection.

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

  1. AndyPants

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    that's an interesting find skipper, its cool how you can see the scribe marks on it
     
  2. Kruska

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    Hello Skipper,

    now that is unique - certainly wouldn't mind having a pen like this for myself.

    Regards
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  3. Skipper

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    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..
     
  4. C.Evans

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    Hi Skipper, nice pen. ;-)) if you find another-please let me know as well. It would go great with my Arty Major.
     
  5. bigfun

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    another nice find skipper!
     
  6. Skipper

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    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 :D. Both the illustration and the makers markers are from 1917.

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  7. bigfun

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    That would be so cool to drink out of! Well, not if it wrecked it! Very nice Skipper!
     
  8. C.Evans

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    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.
     
  9. Skipper

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    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.
     
  10. AndyPants

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    great looking calice

    .........what '20 mm Me-109 case' into a vase! :eek:
     
  11. bigfun

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    Thank's Carl! I needed that! Skipper, I'll only believe you if I see a photo with no flowers in it! hehehehe!
     
  12. C.Evans

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    :-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 :yum:
     
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    Heh heh, I just hope that Skipper took it lightly? ;-))
     
  14. Skipper

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    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.

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    another letter opener made out of a piece of shell case

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  16. Skipper

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    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 ?

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  17. 107thcav

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    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!
     
  18. Skipper

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    You are welcome , I just wish more people saw these pieces of art work
     
  19. 107thcav

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    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.
     
  20. AndyPants

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    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
     

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