Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Trench Art Matchbox Holder~'WELT KREIG'~WW1 Handworked Aluminum

In Folk Art > Trench Art > Show & Tell and Tobacciana > Match Holders > Show & Tell.
Military and Wartime4410 of 6110LT. COLONEL ARMY TRUNK FOUND WITH FREE SIGN ALONG ROADWW1 Canvas Artillery Covers
Love it
Like it

OroyoroyisthatyourhorseOroyoroyisthatyourhorse loves this.
ron1939ron1939 loves this.
tom61375tom61375 loves this.
pops52pops52 loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
scottvezscottvez loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
See 5 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago


(290 items)

I love this piece. I've had it for years, bought it with another that was a vintage, commercially made 'VERDUN' matchbox holder,....I've seen several of that type on ebay and other sites, but this one is special.

Thanks for taking a look

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.


  1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    I love these trench art matchbox holders!

    They come in an endless variety. Those with unit/ military motifs seem to bring a premium.

    Pls share your other trench art items and when you have a chance take a look at my postings.

  2. Budek Budek, 5 years ago
    Thanks Scott. I saw your many incredible pieces of trench art, and the other many wonderful things you've posted.
    I have a couple of other pieces that I'll track down and post. One piece may not be trench art, but it's a beautiful item.
    Have a great day!!!
  3. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 5 years ago
    The front looks like it was copied from a British Royal Artillery cap badge, but it says "World War" in German. The back has an Iron Cross pattern, but Bon Jeaux sounds French ("Bon jeux" would be "Good Game"!). There seems to be something for everyone in this piece!
  4. Budek Budek, 5 years ago
    Thank You for your comment, Chrisnp.
    I appreciate the information, good to know where the different design elements come from. Do you suppose it might be German?
    Thanks again,
  5. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 5 years ago
    I'm only guessing German, because of the "Welt Krieg" on one side and because I think the French on the other side is incorrectly spelled - so perhaps a foreign language to the engraver.
  6. Budek Budek, 5 years ago
    Thanks Chris!
    Have a great week-end.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.