Discussion in 'Trench Art' started by Skipper, Oct 27, 2008.
If only you knew how to scan, I would have a chance to see those beauties
Great find this morning! How to turn two bullets into a beautiful crafted felt pen? And it works too.
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
Damn you Skipper, Damn you!
That's because know I appreciate trench art. The pen above was also a present from another friend.
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.
found today at a local fair near the Loire Valley!
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.
Now your just showing off!
fantastic collection mate!
Nice Bronze piece. I've always wanted to get at least one like that.
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 , 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.
I really like that pen! That's a great piece of art!
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!
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.
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!
Skipper, now your only teasing me ;-)) but gtreat score at a great price )
Latest fine: a trench art knive from Verdun, dated 1917 and with intials of the soldier.
then a little aluminium aircraft that looks like a Morane Saulnier fighter
Another little aircraft (unfinished) trench art.
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.
Skipper I hate you!
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?