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WW1 POW made letter opener with soldier ID

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Office Antiques960 of 1151My pride and joy" WW1 Trench Art Driving Band Letter Openers
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Posted 4 years ago


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This letter opener was also made from a driving band, but it has additional silver metal added for the handle. It measures 10" long.

The blade portion has a simplistic leaf and berry engraving.

One side is engraved with the makers information: Prisoner of War Willy Bredel of Company 8.

The other side has information on the purchaser"K.F. Lawson" and "1918 France 1919".

Lawson was an Infantryman from the Northeast US-- I don't recall the state right now. In addition to this item, I have a named and engraved shell of his, paperwork, photos and his dogtags.



  1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks Ultimate.

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