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    Posted 9 years ago

    pickingupb…
    (197 items)

    WW II Trench Art P-38 Ashtray. All Brass shell casings and bullets. Plane rotates on the heavy shell base. Hard to tell but I think the base is a Japenese shell. Has a 7 and other marks that appear to be in Japanese. Hope the marks show up in pic 2. Thanks for looking.

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    1. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 9 years ago
      Thanks Bellin68. I hope it is from a Japanese shell. Makes it more interesting.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      It looks like a Japanese shell to me-- the small crossed cannon symbol and characters would be consistent with a Japanese shell.

      I never tire of the P-38s!

      I must have about 20 of them-- just picked up two more in the last month.

      Scott
    3. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 9 years ago
      Thanks scott I only have the one just looked at yours very nice collection
    4. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 9 years ago
      TAL vansky and official for the loves
    5. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      The Japanese shell makes it more desirable.

      A Japanese shell base will increase collector interest and usually translates to a higher price (NOT to suggest that you sell yours).

      Scott
    6. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 9 years ago
      thanks a lot packrat
    7. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 9 years ago
      Thanks scott I'll never sell it let my kids do that.
    8. Benking, 9 years ago
      Oh, Picking!

      So great!

      Like mine?
    9. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 9 years ago
      thanks Benking, I love yours too
    10. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Hey-- I hope that both of you aren't getting attached to trench art. I don't need any competition when acquiring "new" pieces!

      Scott
    11. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 9 years ago
      no competition here. I got so much stuff now that I can't display I don't hunt often anymore. It has to just fall into my lap and then be a really good buy. I can always enjoy yours
    12. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for sharing bones!

      I will post some others for you to enjoy.

      Scott
    13. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 9 years ago
      Thanks Derf
    14. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 9 years ago
      thanks a lot chevy59
    15. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      I have seen some modern made trench art planes on ebay.

      Post some links on ones you are concerned about and I'd be happy to look at them.

      Scott
    16. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 9 years ago
      Ok thanks Scott
    17. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      MOST of the P-38s that I have seen are WW2 era. I have seen some poorly made jet aircraft-- are those the type you are talking about?

      Scott
    18. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 9 years ago
      thats the ones
    19. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 9 years ago
      I am not looking to buy any of them I was just wondering because of the poor workmanship
    20. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      You'll sometimes see the same sloppy workmanship with a WW2 era plane that has come apart and the modern weld job is not as precise as the WW2 era job.

      Scott
    21. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 9 years ago
      that explains it Scott Thanks
    22. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 9 years ago
      Thanks ttomtucker
    23. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      be careful, larrytolkin will get after you!!
    24. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 9 years ago
      thanks again packrat I'll try to hide it

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