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Military and Wartime3918 of 5765Help identify my brass model schooner Please!Shell fragment from German U-boat attack on US soil WW1
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Posted 5 years ago


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This is a nice engraved matchbox holder from WW1.

It was constructed by a German Prisoner of war-- most likely in France at the time (French coin on one side). It is a piece of shell brass that has been bent with an end piece added on one side.

Purchased or traded on "Sept. 22, 18" by an American soldier named "M. L. Corrigan".

The engraving style is typical of this era.

I have had this one for about 25 years-- one of my first pieces of trench art!

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks bellin and vetraio!

  2. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks trunkman and mikie.

  3. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks pencap.

  4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks inky, official, walksoftly and manikin.

  5. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks shughs-- if you like trench art, be sure to look at all of my other listings.

  6. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking matchsafe.

  7. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks petey.

  8. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks mikko and majestic.

  9. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for looking p...!

  10. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks tom.


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