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« on: December 14, 2009, 11:54:32 PM »

I know a few of you are keen on this sort of thing and I have quite a few items in my attic.

The first one is from Ypres - as we know a huge battlesite during the Frist World War and is made of gun metal. I picked it up in an Antique Fayre about twenty years ago. It has no provenance but I am content its legit as my family know the seller.

The second one I think is also First World War but could be earlier and is two coins made into a lighter. It was found by a builder friend of mine in an attic in a metal tobacco tins along with a very battered silver India General Service Medal (in my attic now!) from around the 1880's. He owed me a favour so he gave them both to me as a thank you.

Thats all for tonight - more tomorrow. Get comfortable as I have a house full of these sort of things! Grin

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 06:36:21 AM »

two very nice items there neil it,s a great subject to collect i will post some pics of my collection as my house is full of curios too good luck mate  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 09:13:32 AM »

lovley collectable stuff mate Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 11:01:08 AM »

I love trench art ;0)
If your bored one day keywords trench art on ebay,
amazing craftmanship with what have been very crude tools

I picked up 2 large brass shell cases made in to candle holders a few years ago at a church jumble its amazing whats about !
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 12:56:59 PM »

Two very nice and collectable items Neil, i once had an old lighter given me, that was made out of an old bullet, fasinating stuff mate  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 06:00:34 PM »

Very nice items there Neil. I love the lighter.
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 04:00:57 PM »

Very nice Neil have seen a few examples over the years and never fail to be impressed. Often makes me think of the human element of war as a lot of these people never saw the other end of the war.
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2009, 08:53:24 PM »

very nice neil they are lovely debs
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