Discussion in 'Trench Art' started by Skipper, Oct 27, 2008.
One with the lid open, note it's made out of lead and not glass as one would expect
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.
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.
Interesting piece Skipper.
Phoney War aera French molded plater figurines. They are hand painted.
Zouave radio man
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.
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 .
From the Ostfront made for Chistmas 1943. Each soldier has one cup . Taken from Ebay deutschland.
That is a great item - if only it could talk !
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 .
A great British Tank seen on sale on Ebay and ..... it's an ink pot !
Such an awesome collection.