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    Posted 2 months ago

    scottvez
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    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, 2 months ago
      Thanks much kwqd.

      scott
    2. Daisy1000 Daisy1000, 2 months ago
      That is an amazing find! Beautiful work.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 2 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, 2 months ago
      Thanks for looking vetraio!

      scott
    5. keramikos, 2 months ago
      scottvez, Cool. :-)

      Yes, a new(er) generation of trench art. Industry was scrambling to retool after WWII.
    6. scottvez scottvez, 2 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, 2 months ago
      Thanks coke, 33, rooster, buss and newfld.

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      Thanks much fort.

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      Thanks dawnlady!

      scott
    10. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      Thanks much nobucks.

      scott
    11. Bruce99 Bruce99, 14 days 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, 13 days ago
      Thanks much for looking and commenting bruce!

      scott
    13. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 13 days 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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