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Posted 6 years ago


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I was told that these were ammo "boats" from WWII. Any help would be appreciated. They were being used as plant holders.


  1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
    How big are they?
  2. cokefan, 6 years ago
    A couple feet long
  3. cokefan, 6 years ago
    Please help!
  4. cokefan, 6 years ago
    Any idea?
  5. cokefan, 6 years ago
    Really? No one knows what they are?
  6. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    Plant Holders...! LOL
  7. cokefan, 6 years ago
    Do you know what they are?
  8. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
    I am totally at a loss, but don't buy the "ammo boat" theory
  9. cokefan, 6 years ago
    I am not sure what was meant by the word "boat" I assumed that they were either used to store ammo on boats or had something to do with storing ammo in water. The father of the seller was a WWII veteran and fought on Iwo Jima.
  10. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    Many terms came from something totally unrelated, or were used to describe what something looked like (Pineapple grenade) and (crows foot wrench) so thses might have been called "Boats" because they resembled boats.. it's very hard to tell. You might try someone at an Army-Navy store or VFW ? Sorry but I've never seen anything like it before.
  11. cokefan, 6 years ago
    Thanks Pop_abides
  12. stepback_antiques stepback_antiques, 6 years ago
    Sorry, I wish I could help. I have never seen anything like this before.
  13. cokefan, 6 years ago
    stepback_antiques thanks for trying. I'd appreciate if you would try to help me with one more piece. It is a WWII sweater made in Hollywood. I have it posted on this site. I have emailed several collectors and none have ever seen anything like it.

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