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    Posted 3 months ago

    scottvez
    (930 items)

    This is a nice cast aluminum piece that dates from WW2. Just purchased this past weekend at a "Civil War" Show!

    It is well made and very well detailed. The "spinning" props really show some age. They are tooled out of aircraft plexiglass and held in place with a/c rivets.

    The body of the plane and the ashtray stand are of cast aluminum. Most likely cast from aircraft pieces but nothing that can be definitively identified.

    Initially, I considered this a souvenir piece and not necessarily trench art. However, considering the era and war shortages of the materials used in construction; I am confident that this is a trench art piece.

    Thanks to bhifos for help with the plane ID.

    My photos of my object, do not copy or post without permission.

    scott

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
      Thanks much kwqd.

      scott
    2. Daisy1000 Daisy1000, 3 months ago
      That is an amazing find! Beautiful work.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
      Thanks for looking and commenting daisy. If you are a fan of trench art, be sure to look at my other related posts on this site.

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
      Thanks for looking vetraio!

      scott
    5. keramikos, 3 months ago
      scottvez, Cool. :-)

      Yes, a new(er) generation of trench art. Industry was scrambling to retool after WWII.
    6. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
      Thanks keramikos-- trench art continues today.

      Here is an example from our newest generation of trench art: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/17175-trench-art-painted-iraqi-fedayeen-helmet

      scott

    7. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
      Thanks coke, 33, rooster, buss and newfld.

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
      Thanks much fort.

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
      Thanks dawnlady!

      scott
    10. scottvez scottvez, 3 months ago
      Thanks much nobucks.

      scott
    11. Bruce99 Bruce99, 1 month ago
      Very cool and well made. Nice pick! The U.S. really did some heavy bombing back then! Except for the props, it's very reminiscent of the B-52. Thanks for sharing Scott.
    12. scottvez scottvez, 1 month ago
      Thanks much for looking and commenting bruce!

      scott
    13. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 month ago
      Not sure how I missed this post. The fun part of trench art to me is that it takes on many forms and you never know what to expect. Thanks for sharing scott

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