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Trench art P-38 with deco style

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Tobacciana2400 of 3150Governor of New Jersey Antique Ronson LightingP-38 Trench Art ashtray
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Posted 5 years ago


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I usually don't buy cast brass planes, but this one was such superb quality that I made an exception.

The cast and highly detailed P- 38 rests on a ball held by a deco stylized woman. The woman is standing on a half globe that rests in the base of the ashtray.

The large shell is theater engraved with the Army Air Corps wings as well as "U.S.A., Air Corps, Italy 1944". The large base is dated 1943. The 50 cal. rounds are 1943 dated and the Italian coin cigarette rests are dated 1941 and 1942.

This is one of the best trench art P-38s that I have ever seen.

Thanks for looking.



  1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking petey and majestic.

  2. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 5 years ago
    Great item. Different and unique. Thanks
  3. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks again bones-- my thoughts were the same on this unusual piece!

  4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks peggy and joe.

  5. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks bellin-- the cast brass woman certainly has a deco look about her!

    I appreciate you looking.

  6. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks walksoftly.

  7. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks pencap, vetraio and official.

  8. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks tom.

  9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks jimbo-- if you are a fan of trench art, be sure to look at my other postings. I have several hundred pieces and many posted on this site.

  10. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks mikie!

  11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Beautiful. hard to think of that as trench art. Symetrics r just perfect.
  12. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks blunderbuss-- some trench art makers were true craftsmen and artisans. Be sure to take a look at my other trench art postings on this site.

    Here is an unusual example with a more military theme:

  13. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks ks and thisoldwatch.

  14. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks for looking p...!

  15. scottvez scottvez, 7 months ago
    Thanks for looking june!


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