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Posted 2 years ago

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scottvez
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This small silver necklace drop was made out of a sterling coin set into a piece of aircraft plexiglass. The back of the plexiglass was painted red.

This type of trench art is a typical item from Australia/ New Guinea using Australian coins. I have several similar necklaces-- some with "New Guinea" engraved on the silver.

This was produced by locals and was very popular with US service members serving in the Pacific.

scott

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    love this Scott but I am a romantic so these things make me wonder who he was and how much they loved each other . Very special piece ! If only it could talk and tell us the story .
  2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    I like to think it was a Valentine's Day gift in 1944. Probably mailed home to the wife and worn for the rest of the war!

    I wish that it came with the mailing envelope, so I knew the full story. It is kind of sad that this ever left the family, but at least it is appreciated now.

    scott
  3. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Sure would have been nice to have a name on it on back . Glad your taking care of it to pass on someday to another care giver . I always think of us collectors as care takers of the past . Great Post !
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking scandi and kerry.

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

    scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks vetraio!

    scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 9 months ago
    Thanks valentine and doc.

    scott

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