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Posted 3 years ago

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scottvez
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This is a rarely found subject matter in trench art.

The Zeppelin body is made from strips of cut shell brass that was assembled to the nose and tail.

The side pieces are amall rifle or pistol cartridges, with tiny brass propellers.

The base is also brass.

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  1. Trenchartman Trenchartman, 3 years ago
    That is too cool. I have not seen one before. Thanks for sharing. As soon as I have time I will add more of my trench art.

    Trenchartman
  2. barefootslim barefootslim, 3 years ago
    LOve it!
    I had a job as a "Ultrra Light" Blimp launcher back in 85.
    Lots of fun walking around with a 40 blimp balanced on 1 finger!
    ;~D~
  3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    A very nice trench art piece, this is a keeper.
  4. barefootslim barefootslim, 3 years ago
    I sold a Zepplin cocktail shaker several years ago and have regreted it since
  5. SCPODan, 3 years ago
    I don't collect these, but I'm always intrigued by lighter than air items. Excellent piece of trench art. I love it.

    A related item, the USN rating badge for Chief Airship Rigger, is the only one I'm missing to having the complete collection of CPO specialty mark rating badges ever worn by any USN chief petty officer.
    -dan
  6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    SCPODan-- thanks.

    When you get a chance post some of your CPO specialty rating badges-- it sounds like a great collection.

    Scott
  7. Dan, 3 years ago
    Scott,
    A bit much to post here...but here they are (middle of page) click for larger view
    http://navycollector.com/NavyCollector/NavyCollectorGallery.htm
    Enjoy,
    -dan
  8. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the link, Dan.

    I like the oriental embroidered liberty cuffs on the site. I have a good sized collection of oriental embroidery made for USN personel-- framed wall hangings and tour jackets.

    Thanks again for the link,

    Scott
  9. Dan, 3 years ago
    I've written a book about much of this area of collection, especially tailor-made dress blue uniforms and liberty cuffs.
    I'd like to see some of your framed embroidery with USN themes.
    Regards,
    -dan
  10. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Sure-- I'll post some.

    Most are the typical Eagle and Flags with "In Memory of my cruise".

    I do have one (maybe two) that are IDd and a few with at least the ship named.

    The most interesting one I have is a copy (of the embroidery) that is painted and instead of "E Pluribus Unum" it has the USMC motto "Semper Fidelis". It dates from the late 1800s.

    I'll post some soon.

    Scott
  11. SCPODan, 3 years ago
    Thanks, Scott.
    I'm partial to dragons and eagles.
    -dan
  12. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Dan,
    I just posted a large souvenir embroidery piece with both DRAGON and EAGLE.

    Scott
  13. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Mike and composer.

    Take a look at my other postings-- I have many other unusual trench art items displayed.

    Scott
  14. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    This is way cool. Never expected to see a zeppelin trench art piece, this is a real beauty. Such a nice collection !~
  15. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Phil-- I have seen a few other zeppelins over the years, but it is certainly one of the harder forms to find.

    Scott
  16. Esther110 Esther110, 3 years ago
    This is beautiful!! Your collection is amazing!!

    Scott, would you mind looking here http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/28639-gun-knife?in=user
    and telling me if you think it might be trench art???
    Thanks!
  17. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks again Esther-- I'll take a look.

    Scott
  18. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking bellin and Purdy.

    Scott
  19. pops52 pops52, 1 year ago
    Very interesting piece!
  20. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks pops-- glad to have you look.

    I have numerous postings of trench art. Most is WW1 or WW2, but I do have a couple of Spanish American War era items as well.

    Take a look when you have the time.

    scott
  21. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks again petey!

    scott
  22. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking rob and pw.

    scott
  23. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks tom.

    scott
  24. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking cultcha.

    scott
  25. sarahoff sarahoff, 1 year ago
    You have a wonderful collection Scott! I'm not the best at identifying photographic technique, If you have time would you help me with my gilded gesso framed wedding photo. I'm unsure of what sub-category to place it in.
  26. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking sarahoff.

    Your image looks to be early 20th century (1900- 1920)-- the frame is probably from the same time period as well.

    scott
  27. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking manikin.

    scott
  28. sarahoff sarahoff, 1 year ago
    Thanks again Scott:)
  29. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Glad to help sarahoff.

    scott
  30. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
    Thanks for looking dan! If you like this type item, be sure to look at all of my other trench art postings. I have everything from the common and mundane shell ashtray to the unusual such as WW1 airplanes and propeller clocks.

    scott
  31. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 months ago
    WOW what a fascinating object & post.
  32. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 months ago
    this is the most inspired and beautiful trench art piece i have ever seen! i really love it, but it boggles my mind to think of using Zeppelins in wartime and getting shot at, etc... ?? i guess that brilliant idea didn't get a very long run.
  33. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting cultcha.

    scott
  34. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
    Thanks for looking fran!

    scott
  35. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
    Thanks for looking jono!

    scott

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