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Posted 3 years ago

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scottvez
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This desk set features a picture of a crewman for a B-24 Liberator. The B-24 still holds the distinction of being the most produced American Military Aircraft, with over 18,000 completed during WW2.

The crewman had his picture taken with a B-24 backdrop. The photo was cut and inset in a plexiglass frame. The plexiglass has the top shaped like and air crewman's qualification wing of the era.

The photo sits on a brass base (with interior HIDDEN solder!) flanked by two 50 cal. rounds.

I don't have an ID on the Staff Sergeant in the photograph.

Thanks for looking.

Scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks bellin and kerry.

    Scott
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Keep em commin Scott, love it!
  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks-- I appreciate it walksoftly!

    Scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    I added a picture of the underside of this WW2 trench art desk frame in order to show the solder joint.

    As you can see, the solder joint is visible and somewhat sloppy in application which is typical of hidden areas on these objects. The interior brass also has some odd discoloration.

    The desk frame shows expected construction, wear and patina of an object made during WW2.

    Visible solder joints and odd discoloration do NOT always = modern construction.

    Scott
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Just what I would expect to see on a soldered joint & I agree with your last statement.
  6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks walksoftly-- as always, I appreciate your input.

    Scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks majestic, packrat and Manikin.

    Scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking bones!

    Scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting Ks85-- I have several other trench art items posted to include some very unusual miniatures.

    Scott
  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks petey.

    scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks tom.

    scott

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