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Trench Art through the years: Artillery Shells

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Posted 1 year 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, 1 year ago
    Thanks buss and tony!

    scott
  2. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking vetraio!

    scott
  3. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks official.

    scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks again, david!

    scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks trunkman.

    scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking toolate.

    scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking p....

    scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 1 year 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, 8 months ago
    Thanks petey.

    scott
  10. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
    Thanks for looking jono.

    scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 8 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, 8 months ago
    Where do you get them all?
  13. scottvez scottvez, 8 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

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