Posted 4 years ago
This pair is a typical WW2 trench art item with added engraving that makes it a step above the typical pair.
The base is from a 40mm casing and the stem is constructed from two .50 cal rounds.
This pair has palm trees as the central feature along with a "diary" of locations served: "Hawaii, Samoa, Australia, New Guinea, Luzon".
The top is engraved with "Philippines 1944- 45".
The base is engraved with "Dear Mother from your son".
I have several sets of these, but this is the best engraved set.
These were constructed by US Navy shipboard shops as well as USN CBs.
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