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    Posted 7 years ago

    leavensg1973
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    1942 Lot 68 shell casing also have from 1943. I'm trying to learn more about what i have acquired any information will help.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      It is called TRENCH ART. Turning war refuse in to decorative and utilitarian items.

      Your particular item looks to have been made as a vase.

      I am a collector and have numerous postings on CW on trench art that cover several eras (Spanish American War- Modern) and many different types.

      Take a look at my items or do a CW search for "Trench art" to see other examples.

      scott
    2. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 7 years ago
      I would only add that the insignia on the side indicates the British Royal Marines
    3. leavensg1973, 7 years ago
      Thank you for the answers helpful i now have a starting point to research. Is it worth insuring or can you recommend a site i can look?
    4. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Insurance would be your call. It is not worth a great deal-- less than $100.

      If you wanting to see trench art-- do a CW search. It is the top right of every page.

      Also a general search on ANY search engine will lead you to a lot of information and photos of examples.

      scott
    5. leavensg1973, 7 years ago
      Thank you it's all pretty interesting never knew existed till now. Thank you guys for the info.
    6. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Here is a link to the best book out there on trench art:

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/82033-trench-art-an-illustrated-history-by-j

      You can probably find it at your local library.

      Also, here is a link to one of the more unusual pieces from my collection:

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/74114-monumental-trench-art-lamp

      scott

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