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    Posted 9 years ago

    scottvez
    (930 items)

    This is a nice engraved matchbox holder from WW1.

    It was constructed by a German Prisoner of war-- most likely in France at the time (French coin on one side). It is a piece of shell brass that has been bent with an end piece added on one side.

    Purchased or traded on "Sept. 22, 18" by an American soldier named "M. L. Corrigan".

    The engraving style is typical of this era.

    I have had this one for about 25 years-- one of my first pieces of trench art!

    Reproduction of these images in any form is not authorized.

    scott

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks bellin and vetraio!

      scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks trunkman and mikie.

      scott
    3. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks pencap.

      scott
    4. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks inky, official, walksoftly and manikin.

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks shughs-- if you like trench art, be sure to look at all of my other listings.

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking matchsafe.

      scott
    7. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks petey.

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks mikko and majestic.

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking p...!

      scott
    10. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      Thanks tom.

      scott

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