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Posted 3 years ago

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scottvez
(686 items)

This is a simply constructed WW1 submarine. Each end is made of a bullet and casing. The center has a section of shell brass crimped around it to give it shape and body. The conning tower is made from a cut rifle casing. Overall the model is 6" long and a little over 1" tall.

I am not sure what submarine this is meant to represent or even it is supposed to represent a particular model.

See my other postings for numerous other pieces of Great War Trench Art.

Thanks for looking,

Scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks bratjdd and gypsy.

    Scott
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    My other trench art submarine posting on Collectors Weekly:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/19392-ww1-trench-art-submarine-c-1918?in=user

    Scott
  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks vetraio, walksoftly and mich.

    Scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks again, bones.

    Scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking official.

    Scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking AmberRose.

    Scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking packrat.

    Scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thank tom.

    Scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks again jackart!

    Scott
  10. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking tom!

    Scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking susan. If you are a trench art fan-- be sure to take a look at all of my other postings.

    Scott
  12. larrytolkin, 3 years ago
    scott-sorry to inform you but both your submarine trench items are fake. many interesting trench items on ebay are recently made.
  13. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    I agree, there are many bogus trench art items on ebay.

    Not sure what that has to do with this piece-- not an ebay purchase nor was the other.

    What makes you think it is fake?

    Scott
  14. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Scott, sounds like someone is trying to stir the pile. No problem with your postings, just play time for someone. Well that's what I think. Thanks for sharing your treasures and I'll be watching for more. Kerry
  15. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks kerry. I appreciate your input.

    I have collected for many years and have a very good grasp of the fakes/ modern.

    Scott
  16. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Your welcome Scott, I find some people are not happy, unless they stir-up stuff. LOL. I know the feeling on collecting a certain type of thing and then somebody tells me what I have or should say Don't have. :-)
  17. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks-- I don't mind listening as long as some facts are provided or if the person has some credibility in the area.

    A collector of "pre 1950s plastic lighters and WW2 trench style lighters" doesn't carry much credibility when talking about items other than lighters.

    Thanks again, kerry!

    Scott
  18. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking majestic.

    Scott
  19. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks again mikie and tom.

    scott
  20. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking tom.

    scott
  21. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks p...!

    scott
  22. Dr.e13, 3 months ago
    It is nice and it is legitimate.
  23. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
    Thanks for looking dr.

    scott
  24. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
    Thanks kyra and cop. If you like trench art be sure to take a look at my other CW postings. I have 100+ pieces of trench art posted-- from the Spanish American War to the modern era.

    scott
  25. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
    Thanks for looking surf.

    scott
  26. Jewels Jewels, 3 months ago
    I'm amazed at these items--so resourceful
  27. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
    Thanks again jewels.

    While the name "Trench Art" has its origins in the trenches of WW1, the art form encompasses all decorative and utilitarian items made from War refuse.

    The media (bullets, shell casings, helmets), maker (soldier, civilian), where made (trench, hospital, factory, etc...) and era (SAW, WW1, Iraqi Freedom) are helpful in catagorizing trench art.

    scott
  28. Jewels Jewels, 3 months ago
    Ahh okay thanks scott! Very interesting! I imagine the WW1 trench art is most valuable and sought after?
  29. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
    SOME collectors use era to define their collections.

    For me it is more about QUALITY. Here is a group of three shells, the "bark shell" (WW1) and acid etched (WW2) both exhibit FINE workmanship of the type that I collect:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/83061-trench-art-through-the-years-artillery

    Here are three canteens (SAW, WW1, WW2):

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/82781-trench-art-canteens-through-the-years

    The Spanish American War canteen is the most unusual/ valuable in the lot.

    For about the last 15 years, trench art planes and miniatures have been my focus. Here is a grouping of three Pacific Theater P-38s:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/48921-trio-of-p-38-trench-art-ashtrays

    The P-38 is the most typically encountered plane, but it is eagerly sought by collectors and commands a high price.

    Finally, if you'd like to learn more-- here is the "bible" on trench art:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/82033-trench-art-an-illustrated-history-by-j

    It is a great work and available in most libraries.

    scott
  30. surfdub66, 3 months ago
    Hi scott, I had to look , I think its awsome!!
    I have what I think is a piece of trench art too , picked up at a boot sale in the early 90s..
    Its made of bullets like yours but as a crucifix .. ill try and dig it out later & list it for you to see ;-))
  31. Jewels Jewels, 3 months ago
    scott, thank you, very intriguing!

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