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WW1 Trench Art Submarine c. 1918

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scottvez's items667 of 680Trench art dollhouse furniture WW1 eraTrench Art Spiked Helmet or Pickelhaube
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Posted 3 years ago


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This trench art piece really shows the resourcefulness of the craftsman. He collected numerous soldier and battlefield items to assemble the model.

The hull is made from 2 joined rifle shells.
The deck is a clip for rounds that has been shortened.
The stacks are .45 casings.
A crossed rifle insignia (US Infantry) has been split and holds the front rigging.
The standing base is out of split bullets.
A small brass piece was used to model the working propeller.

Overall, I think it is a good representation of a WW1 era sub.



  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Dan and blair.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Shawn, collector and Tom.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks Ron and FineLines.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks p...!

  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks again tom!

  6. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    No problem scott!!! Youve got the best hoard of trench art!! Thanks again for your input on my trophy/hate belt :)
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    I appreciate it. I have been collecting and researching for a long time!

    Your belt is a nice example-- I have the photos, but I don't own an example YET. I used to see them all the time, but they don't appear on the market as often nowadays.

  8. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    Ya ive been collecting for 2 years, ever since i inherited almost all my grandfathers antiques when he passed, hes the one in the post i have, the sailor picture :)
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Sounds like he gave you a big "head start" with collecting.

    Do the research as you add to your collections. With the internet there is access to some great items, but there are also a ton of fakes and fantasy pieces out there (you can see a lot on here). Research is much easier and I am always willing to help out, as are many other CW collectors.

    Thanks again,

  10. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks petey!

  11. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks pw and gargoyle!


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