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Trench Art through the years: Artillery Shells

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Posted 2 years ago

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scottvez
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Three brass trench art shells that span two World Wars.

Center shell is a WW1 era shell that has been hammered with a typical oak leaf motif. The background of the shell has been worked and aged to look similar to bark.

Left shell is a very unusual acid etched shell from WW2. Typically the WW2 craftsmanship is of a lower quality than WW1 era and acid etching is rarely found.

Right shell is another WW2 era shell that has a commemorative work of the rescue of the crew from the USS Sqaulus. The Squalis sank in 1939; was raised and renamed the Sailfish. She served throughout WW2.

Reproduction of these images is prohibited.

scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks buss and tony!

    scott
  2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking vetraio!

    scott
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks official.

    scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks again, david!

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

    scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking toolate.

    scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking p....

    scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks books-- if you are a trench art fan, see my other postings. I have many different styles and eras represented!

    scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks petey.

    scott
  10. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks for looking jono.

    scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    Thanks jonima-- if you are a fan of trench art take a look at my other postings. I have a couple hundred trench art pieces on here-- all eras and numerous styles.

    scott
  12. jonima jonima, 11 months ago
    Where do you get them all?
  13. scottvez scottvez, 11 months ago
    I have been collecting for over 20 years. I have bought from antique shops, flea markets, militaria shows and online-- just about every possible venue.

    scott
  14. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
    Thanks for looking battlegear!

    scott
  15. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
    Thanks marty and graham.

    scott
  16. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
    Thanks kyra-- if you haven't seen my other trench art postings, be sure to look.

    scott
  17. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 months ago
    Wow! These are amazing! When I saw them I thought, is that a bullet??? Sure enough, spent but still. I used to load shells since I was a kid. I have never seen this done before. I'm glad I got to see these Scott!
  18. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
    Thanks passion. They are actually large Artillery shell cases-- similar to a bullet just significantly larger.

    Be sure to check out my other items, as I have hundreds of trench art postings.

    Here are three trench art postings of small bullets/ casings that may be of interest:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/19401-trench-art-dollhouse-furniture-ww1-era

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/21874-trench-art-p-38-and-aircraft-windshield

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/29650-ww1-trench-art-coffee-pot

    scott

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