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World War Two785 of 1111they have a lot of meaning my grandpa an grandma worket at the ship yard in freemont thats were they came fromWWII named Purple Heart
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Posted 4 years ago


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This is an unusual piece of WW2 trench art and was probably used as a desk paper weight.

The central piece is a ship anchor point. It shows some markings that I am not familiar with. The one visible appears to be a large "A" with smaller "DARS" underneath, but I cannot be certain.

The two attached .50 cal rounds will rotate and both bear WW2 dates-- "42" and "43".

Overall the item is in very good condition.

Any thoughts on the ships piece are appreciated.



  1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks AmberRose!

  2. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks vetraio and lostinspace.

  3. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    I bought it at an antique store in OR about 15 years ago.

    It is an unusual style and VERY heavy. I wish that I could ID what type of ship had this particular type of tie off point.

  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking petey!

  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks p...!


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