Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Korean War Trench Art - 1951 USS Princeton War Eagle Pin

In Folk Art > Trench Art > Show & Tell and Military and Wartime > Korean War > Show & Tell.
<3210 of 2409ct Gold Brooch with Square Carnelian Gemstone1877 Seated Liberty 50 cent piece -- Red Cross Pin
Love it
Like it

musikchoomusikchoo loves this.
peteypetey loves this.
kerry10456kerry10456 loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
walksoftlywalksoftly loves this.
scottvezscottvez loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
epson233epson233 loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
See 7 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


(198 items)

I bought this at an estate sale a while ago. The family had put all of their father's service medals and trinkets in a shoebox for a dollar, I can't believe it meant so little to them!

Anyway, this guy was in there, its impossible to photograph but it says "Princeton / 1951 / Korea" The woman told me that her father had made that in the machine shop on the USS Princeton while he was at sea. I just think its so neat! He even fabricated the pinback out of a thick wire or something. I like it because its what I consider true trench art, handmade by servicemen during wartime out of materials on hand, no assembly lines or prefab pieces. So cool!


  1. epson233 epson233, 5 years ago
    amazing how little respect is given to these types of momentos -- the same is found in the handmade quilts, crocheted, knitted etc etc -- you can pick them up many times for free or even just 10 cents -- makes me sad -- will never allow that to happen to my two grandmother's goods -- in fact grandmother said autumn -- when i pass -- no garage sales -- have the family take what they want and burn the rest -- needless to say -- nothing was burned
  2. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Nice trench art!

    Post WW2 pieces are much harder to find. You were lucky to get it. Do you still have his service medals? If so, I'd like to see them as well.

  3. musikchoo musikchoo, 5 years ago
    I guess some people do not have the words "Treasured Keepsake" in their Vocabulary. How Sad.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Look at it from the other side-- IF families kept everything, then there wouldn't be anything on the collector market!


Want to post a comment?

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