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Featured Item


This is a very rare and unusual piece of trench art, made from the shell casing of an 18-Pounder field artillery piece belonging to the "C" Sub Section, 68 Battery, Canadian Field Artillery assigned to the North Russia Expeditionary Force (OPERATION ARCHANGEL) dated April 1919.

It is historically significant in that it has the roster of names of the surviving members of the unit up until April 1919, listed in order by rank, then last name.  It may be the only record of who was actually in the unit at the time, as the war diaries for April and May of the 68 C.F.A. are reported as missing and presumed lost.  Close-up portions showing the names are shown top and bottom.

The 68 Btty had been divided into at least two sections, covering different areas of engagement.  The unit was reintegrated sometime in April (the "Seletski detachment").  It was shortly after some intense combat with the Bolsheviks that the C.F.A. and the 16th Brigade was withdrawn at the request of the Canadian Prime Minister in May 1919.  A 1986 preliminary history compiled by the Canadian Directorate of History, National Defense Headquarters, Ottawa Canada is located here describing the C.F.A. unit and its actions throughout the North Russia Expedition.  Note in the decorations section of the document that several of the names and ranks match the names on this superlative artifact received the Military Medal and St. George's Cross and other awards for valor.  Of the 25 names listed, 5 received decorations as noted below:

The shell itself has numerous headstamps on the case and primer.  The shell appears to be a 1918 case, with a 9/18 dated primer.

The back of the shell has a hole at the base, from where a lamp cord once exited.  The top shows the brass and wood mounting for a lamp assembly (long gone).

SOLD


 DEADOH-1 German World War Two Theater Made Dead Man In Swastika Cover Wooden Coffin.


This is a well made 11-1/4 x 2-1/2 x 7 inch coffin with a sliding cover that displays a dead man with an interesting body member. The condition is well used and near excellent.

Here are other views.  1   2

  

 $599.99


USA post World War Two RVN VIETNAM War IDed to Vice Admiral Isaac KIDD Jr Rations Can Made into a Water Cup


 This is 3-3/4 inch high x 3 inch diameter tin cup as shown. Here is another view.

His father ( A Medal of Honor holder) commanded the USS Arizona and was KIA at Pearl Harbor during the Jap raid.

Read more, here are links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_C._Kidd and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vice_Admiral_Isaac_Kidd_Jr.PNG.  

$79.99


German World War Two 101st A/B Officer Catholic Rosary Theater made from K-98 Rifle


This is a 19 inch rosary with a small cross,etc made from a shot down fighter aircraft.  The aluminum piece holding the cross is marked 1944.   Here are other views  1  2.

This one was found at the Obersalzberg area by a 506th PIR 101st Airborne Infantry Division officer named 1 Lt D C Watts. His story is told in a new book I caused to have written. The title is "Treasure Trove the Looting of the Third Reich" available from me on my site http://www.snyderstreasures.com/pages/trove.htm.

    

 $149.99


Short Snorters


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status


SSN-00177
USA World War TWO Marlene Dietrich USO Show VERY LONG Short Snorter of over 50 Signed Foreign Currency, etc.
This is as shown.  All currency is in near good+ or better.
  
The various names & dates are Willaim S Ley MG Okla, J A Manning USA IS, Capt Amt Jorgeson FS-19, Alla Jornberg Reykjavik Island 9/8/44, Casa Blanca 6/14/44 12:15 A M Jeke Allbrook Dept of Stare, Lt E D Whitcomb, Eli Frieds, Maj Tom Sills, W D Crittenberger 2nd Div, Guy B Kurtz BGen, W C Crane BGen, I H Edwards BGen, R L Turner, XII AF, B J Conatella XII AF, J W Gilmore XII AF, Anzio APO 464 Lt Elizabeth A Coinan 33rd Field Hospital, Don Dykerman 15th AF, Col Paul Herkense Third Army, Maude Miller Col, Teddy Priz Paris, M C Shattuck Col Inf, Paris 11/10/44 Eddie Tracy, Col Jim Mc Eldoway USAAF, Wm Randall Capt AC, Terry Allen Chief Timber Wolf , A Gillen Jr MGen, Elaine Stroh Col A C, B M Hovey Jr BGen, W S Sampson LtGen Weatherford TX, 3/17/45 V H Marvin 7th Army, Cecil D Diickson, John Norton LtCol G-3 82nd Airborne, Wm F Daniel BGen 44th Div, Janie Wilken P R Hines BGen 2nd Armored Div, Geo Grant M C Albama, Harold Cooley MC N Carolina, Zee Olken AFN Frankfurt, Bruse Davidson AFN Franjkfurt, Knobly Keyes NCC, Bob Trescott Maj 36th Inf, Paul C Paschal BGen 45th Inf Div, Lee Mullin USN, Fred L Walker MGen Comdy 36th Div, R Stack BGen USA, G T Vincent Col GSC, Carl L Phinney LtCol 36th Div, Davett B Barton LtCol Sic C 36th inf, R Ives LtCol G-1 Houston TX, Sorento T Klein House Mothers Vittoris Hotel, Joseph P Sullivan, James F Brownwell, Tyler Slocum Carl McCook, and several hundred more !

Here are other views  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26.
$899.99 Available
SSN-001 USA World War Two TWELVE Period Paper Money Short Snorter This is a near SIX foot long snorter with currency from Dutch East Indies, New Zealand, Philippines, Ceylon, India, Mexico, etc. with some signed.

The condition is worn.

Here is another view.
$99.99 Available
SSN-002 USA World War Two TEN Period Paper Money Short Snorter This is a near FOUR foot long snorter with currency from  US Silver Certificate VICTORY overprinted One Dollar Philippines, various Japan, etc.with some signed.

The condition is worn.

Here is another view.
$99.99 Available



SSN-002 USA World War Two TEN Period Paper Money Short Snorter This is a near SIX foot long snorter with currency from Ceylon,  Philippines, various Japan, etc. with some signed.

The condition is worn.

Here are views of the reverse  1  2.
$99.99 Available

NOVELTY Trench Art


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
   FRAG-1
 USA
Shell Fragments Picked up in 1951 by me at Normandy Beach Invasion Site

They are as shown. 

A COA will be issued upon request.

Here are other views. 1  2   3
$99.99 Available
NTA-001
USA World War Two Mini Aircraft That Spins Around Made From Jap Aircraft Material
This is a multi piece lot as shown.

The plane is 1-1/2 inch in diameter with the holding rod 4 inches long including the counter weight. The stand is 1-1/4 inches tall.

All is in near excellent condition. 

Here are other views  1  2.
$124.99 Available

Trench Art


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
  UKBAT-1  
UK
Battle of Britain Swastika Mounted
 on
 Wood Made from the Aluminum from a Crashed DORNIER 17 Z
The aircraft crashed on 7 September 1940. & was a part of the unit STAB KG 70.

The item measures 5 x 6-1/2 inches & is in near excellent condition.
$149.99 Available
    TRART-1
 USA
World War Two All Brass Belt Buckle with a Cartridge Head Stamp
Dated 1942
and
Two Copper Bullets Trench Art

This is a standard USA World War Two brass belt buckle with a web belt that has been made into a buckle that measures 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches.

The condition is good plus.

Here are other views.  1  2  3   4  5  6   7   8   9
$29.99 Available
    CHEM-1
  USA
World War ONE SISSONS Chemical Corps Trench Art Shell
This is a brass trench art vase made from a shell casing.  It measures 15 inches high and 3 inches in diameter at the opening.

Here are other views.  1   2   3  4 
  SOLD
BS-001
World War ONE
 6 16 Navy Marked marked DEWAT Brass Shell with Projectile.
This is a dewat shell in near G+ condition.

Here is another view.
  SOLD
BSS-002
World War One DEWAT 6 18 Brass Shell
 This is a dewat shell in near G+ condition.   SOLD
TREE-01
USA Blued Steel Camp Grant MINT Salt Pepper Shaker in Shape of a Bullet
This matched pair stands 3-1/4 inches tall and has a base of 1-1/4 inches. Established in 1917, Camp Grant saw its first "selected men" or draftees arrive in September of that year.

Primarily a location for training infantry, it became one of the largest military training facilities during World War I. The 86th Infantry Division (Black Hawk Division) was formed there. Men of the 86th, after their initial training they were sent to other units. While never serving as a division in combat during World War I, elements saw combat.

One regiment, the 332nd Infantry, saw service in Italy. The 172nd Infantry Brigade was organized at Camp Grant. It is worth noting that in 1918 the Spanish Influenza Pandemic affected over 4,000, taking the lives of over 1,000 soldiers at Camp Grant between the 23rd of September and the 1st of October. Camp Grant was closed as a U.S. Army facility by December 1923, but in January, 1924, was turned over to the Illinois National Guard.

The inter-war period also saw Camp Grant used by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1933 and 1935.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Grant_(Illinois)

Here are other views.   1   2   3   4   5
$49.99 Available
TRE-01 German POW Theater Made 1944 NORD AFRIKA Brass Scimitar shaped blade Letter Opener This is a 8 inch long letter opener with a 42 dated rifle shell casing as a handle.

The condition is near excellent.

Here is another view.
$79.99 Available
TRE-02
German POW Theater Made Souvenir de Belgique marked Bayonet shaped blade Letter Opener
 This is a 5.5 inch long letter opener with plastic from a crashed aircraft as a handle.

The condition is near excellent.

Here are other views  1  2.
$79.99 Available
DED-01
World War Two Bowertown Burial Casket Company Advertising Nail File & Letter Opener
This nail file and letter opener is 5 inches long with a two piece bronze handle that is 3/4 inches wide.

The condition is near excellent.

Here are other views  1  2.
$34.99 Available
LTR-01
 FOUR Different World War Two Letter Openers Featuring Dogs or Horses or a School Boy & Mother


Each letter opener is 7 inches long with a two piece bronze handle that is 5/8 inches wide.

Each sells separately for $14.99.

All are in near excellent condition

Here is another view.
$14.99 Available
TAFIG-0919
World War One Trench Art Cigarette Ash Tray Match Holder
The holder stands 5  inches high with a base of 1-1/2 inch diameter.

Condition is near excellent. 

Here are other views  1  2.
$49.99 Available
USMCD-01
USA pre World War Two China Marine Dragons Silver Sweetheart Picture 4 x 5.5 inch Frame
The frame is made of stamped aluminum and is fasten to a heavy pressed paper backing as shown.

The condition is near excellent. 

Here is a view of the reverse.
$64.99 Available
TAFIG-0019 World War One Brass YPRES and Finely Done Trench Art Photograph Frame  This is one of the most unusual items of trench art which I have had. It is a very busy punch work  hand decorated design with the  word YPRES as shown.

It measures 21cm by 17.75 cm and the space for the photograph is 12 cm by just under 7 cm. Condition is near excellent. 

Here is a view of the back.
  SOLD
TAFIG-001
USA World War Two Modern Art Artistic Statue Grouping Made From Crashed Japanese Fighter Aircraft
I bought this directly from a returning EM who served in the pacific area. He was an artist that went on to an Art career he said.

The art work base measures 2 x 5 inches and it is 8 inches high. 

Here is another
view.
$129.99 Available
PIR-009
US World War Two 505th PIR Theater Made Belt Buckle with applied Badge and Numbers
This is as shown.  Here is a view of the back.

The condition is worn and still near good plus.     
$99.99 Available
   STUKAPL-1  USA
Word War Two  Trench Art Stuka marked SICILY 1944 Aluminum Model Aircraft Made from Shot Down German Aircraft

This is a 6 inch wing span model of the famous STUKA Fighter Aircraft.

The condiiton is near excellent overall except it displays 2./3 of the propeller. 

Here are other views.  1   2

$199.99   
Available
TAUSN-01
Trench Art US Navy PBY Catalina Patrol Bomber Model
This is a WWII trench art PBY model made from aircraft aluminum.

It measures 12 inches wide by 9 inches high by 8-3/4 inches long overall.  The base measures 3 by 7 inches.  The model depicts the patrol bomber at the moment of takeoff. This model is interesting in that it does not have engines.

The model is made in one solid piece and very smoothly machined and finished.  It is ready to display.

These are views of the top and bottom of the model.

The condition is near excellent throughout.

$499.99 Available
   SPIT-1 World War Two Solid BRASS Trench Art UK SPITFIRE Fighter Aircraft Model on Brass Base 404 405 use bot s main pics
This is a WWII trench art SPITFIRE model made from melted down artillery cannon shell casings.

It measures 8 inches wide by 6 inches high by 7 inches long overall. The base measures 4 inches in diameter.

The model depicts the spitfire in level flight. The model is made in one solid piece and very smoothly machined and finished.

The three blade propeller spins easily. It is ready to display. The condition is near excellent throughout
$199.99 Available
TAUSN-02
Trench Art US Navy Martin M-130 Flying Clipper Model
This is a WWII trench art M-130 model made from aircraft aluminum of the high wing four engine Martin Flying Boat.

It measures 17-1/2 inches wide by 10-1/2 inches high by 13 inches long overall.  The base measures 3 by 8 by 7 inches high.  The model depicts the patrol bomber at the moment of takeoff.

The model is made in multiple pieces and very smoothly machined and finished.  It is ready to display.  The base is attachable/detachable without screws.  The propellers turn freely.

These are views of the top and bottom and base of the model.

The condition is near excellent throughout.

$749.99 Available
TAUSA-01
Trench Art US Army Air Force C-47 Model
This is a WWII trench art C-47 model made from nickel plated brass.

It measures 8-1/2 inches wide by 1-1/2 inches high by 6 inches long overall.  There is no base, however it is drilled on the bottom for one to be mounted.

The model is made in one solid piece and very smoothly machined and finished.  It is ready to display.

This is a view of the bottom of the model.

The condition is near excellent, except for some minor wear to the plating.

$124.99 Available
TAUSA-02
Trench Art US Army Air Force B-24 Model
This is a WWII trench art "Jolly Rogers" bomb squadron Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber model made from aircraft aluminum.

It measures 8-3/4 inches wide by 7 inches high by 6 inches long overall.  There is an aluminum ashtray base and the model is mounted on a lightning bolt.

The model is made in one solid piece and very smoothly machined and finished.  It is ready to display.

These are views of the top and bottom of the model.

The condition is near excellent, except for some minor wear to the plating.

$199.99 Available
 TAUSA-022 World War Two Trench Art US Navy & US Marine Corps Gull Wing F4U Chance Vought Corsair Model Made From KIA Jap Aircraft Aluminum

World War Two Trench Art US Navy & US Marine Corps Gull Wing F4U Chance Vought Corsair Model Made From KIA Jap Aircraft Aluminum.

More Photos 1, 2, 3, 4


This model has a wing span of 12 inches with a fuselage length of 9 inches. It is mounted on a 4 x 6 inch aluminum base as well. The condition is near excellent overall.

  SOLD
 TAUSA-822 World War Two Trench Art B-29 Black painted Wooden Model

This B-29 black painted wooden model has a wing span of 22 inches with a fuselage length of 15 inches.

 It is not mounted. The condition is near excellent overall.

 

$199.99 Available
 TAW-011 World War Two CBI Salt Shaker Made From KIA Jap Aircraft Aluminum

This hand made item measures 2 inches across the widest part and stands 2-1/4 inches high. Condition is near excellent .

Fort Meade became a training center during World War II, its ranges and other facilities used by more than 200 units and approximately 3,500,000 men between 1942 and 1946. The wartime peak-military personnel figure at Fort Meade was reached in March, 1945--70,000. With the conclusion of World War II, Fort Meade reverted to routine peacetime activities, but was later to return to build-up status. Many crises, including Korea, West Berlin and Cuba, along with Vietnam-related problems, were to come

 

$49.99 Available

TAW-001
Trench Art USMC LVT-7 Amphibian Wood Model
This is a Vietnam War 1970s trench art model made from wood.

It measures 12 inches long by 6 inches wide by 5-1/2 inches high overall.  The model depicts the early version of the USMC AAV, the LVT-7, deployed by the Marine Corps in 1972.

The tracks, wheels, and cupolas are individually carved are not moveable. The skirts over the tracks are separately applied.

These are views of the front, back, and bottom of the model.

The condition is near excellent with the exception of a pair of missing antenna and the barrel of the machine gun, which could be easily recreated.  One of the antenna remains. The majority of the model is made in a single piece.

$499.99 Available
TAW-0101 Trench Art Wooden Carved Officers Visor Hat
This hat was carved from one piece of dark wood. It measured 3 inches in diameter and stands 1-1/2 inches tall.

It is in near excellent condition with a very small chip out of the visor as shown.  Here is a view of the underside.
$89.99 Available
TAW-002
Trench Art USMC 3-3-3 Wood Plaque
This is a Vietnam War 1960s trench art theater made 3rd Marine Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment 3rd Marine Division plaque made from wood.

This is Vietnam war era plaque with the Tori gate on the 3-3-3 emblem.  3-3-3 was at Sukiran, Okinawa before being deployed to Vietnam in the mid-1960s. Deployed during May 1965 to Chu Lai, RVN and stayed in country until October 1969, serving at Camp Carroll, Da Nang, Quang Tri, Dong Ha, Cam Lo and Phu Bai.

It measures 9 by 11 inches.

The condition is generally near very good, with wear to the paint, as shown.

$49.99 Available
TAW-003
Trench Art USAF MATS Commanding General Wood Frame and Gilt Award Plaque
This is a Vietnam War 1965 Dated trench art theater made China Air Force Presentation Plaque to MATS Commander Four Star General Howell M ESTES, Jr.

This is a very fancy framed lot, with China pilot wing insignia and custom embossed plaque from the Commander-In-Chief of the Chinese Air Force. This is a view of the back, showing the fancy construction.

It measures 10 by 12-1/2 inches and is more than 1 inch deep.

The condition is generally near excellent, as shown.

$99.99 Available

TAK-006
Trench Art French Campaign Clasp Knife
This is a World War I French trench art folding single blade clasp knife

It measures 13 inches overall.  There are CORPS DU RAGNAR (last word unreadable?) maker markings apparent, deeply stamped with a lizard or dragon emblem in an oval on the left side of the blade. There is an acid etch on the same side reading "Campagne 1914 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18.

The other side has Combatte pour la France and embellishments.

The blade is one sided and sharp.  The blade locks open and can be closed by pulling the ring to release it.

The condition is near excellent.  The wooden handle is made in one single piece, with an attached spring for the blade retainer.

  SOLD
TAK-005
Trench Art Shrapnel Knife
This is a World War I German trench art knife made from a piece of artillery shrapnel.

It measures 7-3/8 inches overall.  There are no markings apparent.

The blade is two sided and sharp on both edges.

This is a view of the back of the knife.

The condition is near excellent with some rust freckling on the blade and darkness on the steel shell fragment.  It is made in one single piece.

  SOLD
TAAK-005 German World War One Letter Opener made from Shell Fragments Trench Art Shrapnel Knife It measures 8 inches long and is marked VOGESEN 1918 on the blade.

The condition is near excellent.   Here are other views  1  2  3

Read more:  Vosges Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Vosges (French pronunciation: [voːʒ]) (German: Vogesen, German ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vosges_Mountains - Similarto Vosges Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [ More results from en.wikipedia.org
$169.99 Available
TAK-002
Trench Art Brass Shell Casing Campaign Banner Knife
This is a World War I 1918 brass trench art knife made from two pieces of artillery shell casings.

It measures 6-5/8 inches overall.  The campaigns are nicely stamped in a series of banner panels. They include:

  • Marne
  • Yser
  • Argonne
  • Champagne
  • Artois
  • Verdun
  • Somme

The blade is single sided and not sharpened on the edge.

This is a view of the back of the knife.

The condition is near excellent with some tarnish from age.

  SOLD
TAK-003
Trench Art Brass Shell Casing WWI Italy Campaign Gal Leg Knife
This is a World War I 1919 Italy occupation brass trench art knife made from a piece of artillery shell casing.

It measures 8-3/4 inches overall.  The side shown at the left has the date 4th Nove 1919 and Teodo. The name Venice and bloomers on a stocking leg with slipper are on the back.

The blade is curved and moderately sharpened on the edge.

The condition is near excellent with some tarnish from age.

  SOLD
TAK-004
Trench Art Brass Shell Casing WWI Profile  Knife
This is a World War I brass trench art knife made from a piece of artillery shell casing.

It measures 8-3/4 inches overall.  The artwork is partially complete, this piece was obviously in progress and not finished.  This is a view of the back.

The piece is unpolished, showing some hand engraving and the profile of a face with the long tongue as a scimitar blade with a curved and unsharpened edges.

The condition is near excellent with some tarnish from age.

$99.99 Available
TALP-02 USA World War I
 Trench Art Lamp
This lamp features a trench art shell of flowers standing 14 inches and is 7 inches across.

It stands on a dark wood base as shown. It is non working and near excellent .

Here are additional views.   1   2
$249.99 Available

TASS-02
Trench Art Brass Shell Casing USAAF North Africa Campaign
This is a World War II 1944 brass trench art vase made from a British 25-pounder 1940 dated shell casing.

It measures 11-1/4 inches high and 5 inches in diameter at the opening, and 4 inches at the base. The base of the shell and expended primer have the usual lot and date markings (8/40 on the primer, 1940CF on the casing, Broad Arrow, etc)

The silver USAAF aluminum emblem is formed around the casing.  There is a separately applied copper plate riveted to the opposite side. It reads:

THIS SHELL WAS SALVAGED IN 1944 FROM THE WORLD WAR II BATTLE FIELD OF NORTH AFRICA AND WAS DISPOSED OF BY THE BRITISH MILITARY THROUGH A RELIC SALE THEREFORE ITS POSSESSION IS LEGAL.

Below this is a large US and UK flag with USA and GT BRITAIN. Below these flags are smaller flags (each labeled) POLAND, GREECE, FIGHTING FRENCH, SOUTH AFRICA, NEW ZEALAND, and AUSTRALIA.

Below the smaller flags is: THE ALLIED VICTORY NORTH AFRICA CAMPAIGN.

These are views of the left, center, and right of the hand engraved copper plate. The engraving is very faint and difficult to photograph.

The condition is very good to near excellent with some tarnish and wear from age and long use.

$149.99 Available

TASS-1102 Trench Art Brass Shell Casing Made Into a Lamp Named to M. R. Elmore USS Hercules

This is a World War II 1944 brass trench art vase made from a shell casing.  It measures 16 inches high and 5 inches in diameter at the opening.

The cast iron base with one foot absent is 10-1/2 inch diameter and the Formica top is 9 inch diameter. The shell body has a huge USN fouled anchor and a HUGE US Eagle holding the American flag .

His beak holds the E Pluribus Unum banner. 

The remainder of the case is well decorated as shown.  Here is a view of the bottom.

$169.99 Available
TASS-2102 Trench Art Brass Shell Casing Named METZ 1914 

This is a brass trench art vase made from a shell casing.

It measures 14 inches high and 3 inches in diameter at the opening.

Condition is near good plus.  Here other views  1  2.

$39.99 Available
TASS-3102 Two Handled Trench Art Brass Shell Casing 

This is a brass trench art vase made from a shell casing. 

It measures 15 inches high and 3 inches in diameter at the opening. 

Here other views  1  2.

Condition is near good plus.

 

$69.99 Available
TASS-4102
 HUGE Flower & "L"  Trench Art Brass Shell Casing 

This is a brass trench art vase HUGE Flower & L made from a shell casing. 

It measures 14 inches high and 3 inches in diameter at the opening.  Here is another view.

Condition is near good  plus.

$149.99 Available
TASS-5102
HUGE Dancer Wearing Long Pointed Slippers Trench Art Brass Shell Casing

This is a brass trench art vase HUGE Dancer Wearing Long Pointed Slippers made from a shell casing. 

It measures 14 inches high and 3 inches in diameter at the opening.  Here is a view of the bottom.

Condition is near good plus.

$149.99 Available
TASS-6102 
HUGE Milk Maid Trench Art Brass Shell Casing 

This is a brass trench art vase HUGE  Milk Maid made from a shell casing. 

It measures 11 inches high and 3 inches in diameter at the opening.

Condition is near good plus.

$119.99 Available
TASS-7102 
HUGE Flower 
Trench Art Brass Shell Casing 

This is a brass trench art vase HUGE Flower made from a shell casing. 

It measures 11 inches high and 3 inches in diameter at the opening.   Here is a view of the bottom.

Condition is near good plus with a minor crack along one side, as shown. 

$59.99 Available

TASS-8102 

HUGE Roses Trench Art Brass Shell Casing 

This is a brass trench art vase HUGE Roses made from a shell casing.

 It measures 12 inches high and 4 inches in diameter at the opening. Here is a view of the bottom.

Condition is near good plus as shown.

  SOLD
TASS-9102 
HUGE Flowers Trench Art Brass Shell Casing

This is a brass trench art vase HUGE Flowers made from a shell casing. 

It measures 13 inches high and 3 inches in diameter at the opening.  Here is a view of the bottom.

 Condition is near good plus as shown.

$49.99 Available
TASS-10102 
HUGE Climbing Vines Trench Art Brass Shell Casing 

This is a brass trench art vase HUGE Climbing Vines made from a shell casing. 

It measures 13 inches high and 3 inches in diameter at the opening.  Here is a view of the bottom.

Condition is near good plus as shown.

$79.99 Available
TASS-20102 
37mm Brass Shell Casing  & Head 

This is a 37mm Brass Shell Round & Head. 

It measures 14-1/2 inches high and 2 inches in diameter at the base. Here a view of the bottom.

Condition is near excellent as shown.

  SOLD 

TASS-30102 

37mm Brass Shell Casing Featuring a Holy Angel

   

This is a 37mm Brass Shell Featuring a Holy Angel  

It measures 14-1/2 inches high and 2 inches in diameter at the base. Here is a view of the bottom.

Condition is near excellent as shown.

  SOLD
   TASS-31102 
75mm Brass Two-Sided  Shell Featuring a Girl in a Two Piece Bathing Suit on One Side & Joceea Colman 1933 Republic du Paraguay  on the Other
This is a 75mm Brass Shell Featuring a Girl in a Two Piece Bathing Suit on one side & Joceea Colman 1933 Republic du Paraguay  on the Other. It measures 9 inches high and 3-1/2 inches in diameter at the base. 

Click the images for a larger view.  Here is a view of the base.

Condition is near excellent as shown.
  SOLD
 MCSW-001
 USA
World War Two US Marine Multi piece KIA Aluminum and Canopy Jap ZERO Aircraft Theater Made Swagger Stick.
This 12 inch long swagger stick came back from the Pacific combat zone and was made for a senior US Marine Corps Officer. He stated he had it made aboard ship after Iwo Jima.

It has been in my collection for many years. The condition is used and still near excellent.

Here are other views. 1    2    3
$149.99 Available
MCSWW-001 USA
US Marine Corps Black Painted Wood with EG&A Silver top SWAGGR STICK or Baton.

This is a 22-1/2 inch long swagger stick in near excellent condition.

Here are other views. 1    2    3
$199.99 Available
     TASW-8801 USA
World War Two 88th Blue Devils Infantry Division Officers Well Made Swagger Stick named to Daniel Camac

This is a World War II 18 inch long wooden trench art swagger stick made from red wood with a 50 caliber casing at the top and a 30.06 caliber casing at the bottom.

It features the enamel d insignia of the 88th division and the red enamel crest as well.  There are twelve aluminum strips attached with the various duty stations of the holder. They are Trieste, Italy, Milano, Naples, Austra, Valbruna, Linz, Monaco, Salzburg, Paris,  Florence and Lusan.

The condition is near excellent with some tarnish and wear from age and long use.

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TASW-01
USA
World War II Officers Well Made Swagger Stick
 This is a 25 inch overall swagger stick with a silver like tip and a US Eagle pommel as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

$59.99 Available
TASS-011 Indian Wars USA 23.5 inch Wooden Swagger Stick with 1903 Philippine Penney on Top The stick is in near MINT condition overall.   

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$49.99 Available
TASS-012
World War Two USA 26 inch Wooden Swagger Stick with Silver Sleeve on Top
The stick is in near MINT condition overall.  

Here is another view.
$49.99 Available
TASS-013
Korean War USA 20 inch Wooden Swagger Stick with Silver Bullet Casing on Top
The stick is in near MINT condition overall. 

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$49.99 Available
TASS-01
Trench Art Brass Shell Casing RAF Swagger Stick
This is a World War II 1942 brass trench art swagger stick made from two pieces of shell casings.

It measures 26 inches overall.  The silver RAF wing with King's crown surmount is formed around a large caliber machinegun casing.  There is a separately applied brass letter "M" below. The end has a silver 6 pence coin dated 1942.

The tip is the business end of a cut .303 shell casing.

These are views of the front and back of the heavy mahogany stick.

The condition is near excellent with some tarnish and wear from age and long use.

$199.99 Available
TASS-901
Trench Art
Brass Shell Casing RAF Swagger Stick Brass Swagger Stick

This is a Trench Art Brass Shell Casing RAF Swagger Stick Brass Swagger Stick Made from eight 30.06 casings and one 50 caliber shell casing. 

It measurers 23 inches overall.  The condition is near excellent. Here is a closer view.
$69.99 Available
TAB-001
Trench Art Aircraft Aluminum Italy Campaign 1944 Date Bracelet
This is a World War II 1944 aluminum hand engraved bracelet with mid war campaigns listed.

It measures 8 inches overall.  The campaigns are nicely engraved on an oval panel, featuring a smoking Mount Vesuvius. They include:

  • Napoli
  • Cassino
  • Anzio
  • Roma

The bracelet is complete and totally serviceable, ready to wear or display.

These are overall views of the front and back of the bracelet.

The condition is near excellent with some very minor tarnish from age.

We have a number of other military bracelets on the jewelry page.

$99.99 Available
TAB-007
 Fighter Squadron Trench Art Aluminum Canteen Dated 1918 With Markings India 43, 44 China 44, 45 and a Large Question Mark.  
This is an Fighter Squadron Trench Art Aluminum Canteen Dated 1918.  It is has markings, India 43, 44 China 44, 45 and a Large Question Mark.  

He told me when the unit was organized they did not have a unit patch so they used a BIG question mark patch for their A-2 jacket

Condition is used with a few dents.   It came to me from a fighter pilot with the  CBI Air Commandos, whose commander was Col. Cochran    I purchased his A2 Jacket and other flight gear over 40 years ago.  The canteen is the only item remaining from that lot.

 

$99.99  Available
TAB-004
Morocco Camel Leather Coin Covered Bag
This is a World War II made North Africa HEAVY camel leather shoulder bag with more than one hundred fifty (150) 18th, 19th, and early 20th century coins.

This bag is very well-made with leather thong lacing throughout, with rivets at the stress points, a wide rivet decorated shoulder strap and dozens of coins of various countries (most are Moroc).  There are several English and French denomination coins including an 1865 Napoleon III coin and many others. The latest date is a single 1944 French two Franc coin.  All coins are domed and attached with rivet to a post attached to the reverse side of each coin, as seen on the back of the flap.  The coins are not punctured through to the faces.  The coins fit tightly to the flap of the bag and do not snag in carry.  Here are some close-up views of the details of the coins:

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The bag measures 18 inches wide and 20 inches high, folded as shown at the left.  This is a view of the bag open and one of the back side.  Note the two 12 by 12 inch external pockets under the flap and on the back held with thong lacing.  There is a massive interior pocket.  The strap is about 40 inches long and 3 inches wide with over 100 hand made rivets for decoration and attachment to two large rings on the bag.

This is a view of the back of the plate.

The condition is near excellent with the coins showing tarnish from age.  The leather is very soft and supple. It is serviceable and complete, ready to display or carry.

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