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Artillery shell "trench art"


Scottz63

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Got this from my FIL a few years ago. He got it from his father, a WW2 vet. My only piece of trench art. What do you have?

 

 

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Nice ashtray.

 

Be careful what you start.  Trench art can be addicting-- I got one piece as a gift about 30 years ago, and now I have several hundred pieces.

 

I posted two display shelves of planes/ miniatures/ unusual pieces on the site.

 

Scott

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Thanks! I like it a lot. It sat outside for almost 30 years at my FIL's house. High desert, so it didn't affect it too bad.

 

I already have too many expensive collections, I can't afford another. Lol

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On 11/10/2020 at 11:11 PM, 12thengr said:

Pair of 40 mike mike decorated artillery shells.IMG_20200526_104424.jpg.27d66d7da968f88ffc7899259f57075f.jpg

 

I see the one on the right with "Attu" on it. I'm guessing it was made on Attu island, or at least to commemorate it. Anymore information on it at all?

Thanks

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Just the info on the bases, these came from an antique shop many moons ago. By the way the shells have the same artwork on the reverse sides.IMG_20200526_104742.jpg.b1dcd6d5f4dd0b76359710a759507564.jpg

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Yuri Bezmenov

These are the only pieces of trench art I own. My grandfather brought them back from Europe after WW2 but I believe they are French 37mm Pom Pom shells from WW1? They have been embossed with oak leaves and a likeness of Reims Cathedral.

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