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 WWI Souvenirs and Trench Art
T-1103  Fantastic carved 2ND Division ditty box  "9TH US I" across the top line for 9TH US Infantry. and "Co I" on the second line. The 2ND Division star and Indian are on a black background. Approx 8 x 10 inches. Really a great 2ND Division set. $375
T-1102  Extremely RARE WWI embroidered Flour Sack panels sent to Belgium to feed the starving citizens of the occupied areas. This one has been wonderfully embroidered and painted. The second separate panel is the original printed flour bag as shipped. Each is about 22 inches in height. Will be shipped, un-framed.
 The Germans were confiscating food and the Belgian already were importing 75% of their food prior to WWI. The Germans would not let the refugees go into Germany, nor would they let them pass through the front lines into France. Herbert Hoover negotiated with the British , French and Germans to allow this humanitarian aid. Outrageously rare item of early US aid. Between 1914 and 1919, the CRB operated entirely with voluntary efforts and was able to feed 11,000,000 Belgians by raising the necessary money, obtaining voluntary contributions of food, shipping the food past the German submarine blockades and army occupied areas, and controlling the food distribution in Belgium. The CRB shipped 697,116,000 pounds of flour to Belgium. The flour was packaged in cotton flour sacks by American mills. The movement of these bags throughout Belgium was carefully controlled by the CRB since cotton was in great demand for the manufacture of German ammunition and also because the CRB feared that the flour sacks would be taken out of Belgium, refilled with inferior flour, and resold as relief flour. As a result, the empty flour sacks were carefully accounted for and distributed to professional schools, sewing workrooms, convents, and individual artists. Separate from the trade schools of Belgium, the professional schools specialized in training girls to sew, embroider, and make lace, and the sewing workrooms were large centers established in the major Belgian cities during the war to provide work for the thousands of unemployed. Girls and women made famous Belgian lace, embroidered textiles and repaired and remade clothing in these workrooms. The flour sacks were used by these various Belgian groups to make new clothing, accessories, pillows, bags, and other functional items. $450

    T-1101  28TH Division WWI Welcome Home Banner. Very nice overall. Approx 3 x 5 feet. $235
T-1100  7 Piece set of WW1 Service pins. $55
T-1099  26TH Division Welcome Home Pin. $25
T-1098  Fantastic WWI letter opener made with a section of shrapnel. About 9 inches in length. $125
T-1097  WWI Royal Flying Corps Clock made from section of propeller with mounted RFC badge. 9 x 12 inches.  $245
T-1095   WWI Trench Art Match Box Safe with a German Belt Buckle center piece. $25$SOLD$
T-1093  WWI Trench Art Match Box Safe with a German Belt Buckle center piece. $25
T-1092   WWI Trench Art Match Box Safe with a German Belt Buckle center piece. $25
T-1090   Set of WWI-20s US Navy Trench Art bookends. One stippled "USS Pennsylvania" and the other "Guantanamo bay". Approx.  8 inches in height. $80
T-1089  Fantastic embroidered pillow sham with eagle and "Son in Service " flag. $65
T-1087  Large WWI embroidered on felt with enlisted aviators insignia. $65
TA-1086   Somber 15 x 18 oil painting showing a military cemetery with a line of wooden crosses. Signed and dated 1918. One small hole. A grim reminder of the true cost of War. $235
T-1083  Very nice 28TH Division. Welcome Home banner. Approx. 4 ft by 4 ft. $175
T-1080  Rare Trench Art napkin ring made from a cross section of 37MM shell for a member of the "American Friends", a Quaker Relief organization who arrived in France to aid in reconstruction of the devastated regions of France. They were based at Grange le Comte. The symbol in the center is that of the American Friends. $70
  T-1077    10 x 12 WWI Son in Service banner. $55
T-1076  Rare silk screened armband for a member of the 102ND Field Artillery of the 26TH Division. $110
T-1073  Nice set of Child's souvenir clogs. Approx. 3.75 inches. $55
T-1072  Matched pair of 77MM Shells inscribed with the shoulder patch worn by the Cheshire Regiment, 40TH Division. The 40TH Division rooster with diamond is on both, but is light from polishing. Still a rare set of shells. $135.
T-1071  2 x 3 foot Son in Service Flag. Good condition overall. $135
T-1070   WWI French trench lighter. $55
T-1069  WWI souvenir pillow cover. $75
T-1068  Trench lighter made for US Soldiers with American Eagle and Shield. Lacks striker. $50
  T-1067 Large 3 inch trench lighter showing  Rooster of France. $55
T-1065  Fantastic 26TH Division Pillow Sham with elaborate embroidery. Choice condition. $100
T-1063  Rare WWI Aviation Section, Signal Corps pillow sham. $100
T-1059  Selection of WWI fundraising participation hangers to show that a donation was made. Included are 2 rare Irish Relief tags. 10 tags in the envelope that they have been stored in for 100 years. $80
T-1040  Nice collection of 4 Welcome Home buttons including a great pin Welcoming Fighting Father Duffy. $95
T-1013   WWI Verdun ashtray with stamped motto. Approx. 3 inches across. $35
T-1012  Wonderful high quality Jeweler engraved match safe. $40
T-1010    Nice little Canadian Maple Leaf picture frame. We have 2 available. Approx 4 inches tall. $45 each
T-988  Large size pillow sham for the 51ST Coast Artillery. This unit served as a field artillery unit in France. $75
T-964   Nice framed Sunday supplement showcasing survivors of the "Lost Battalion". $80
  T-952 WWI copper driving band from a 75 or 77 mm shell. Possibly worn as a bracelet. Definitely from a fired shell. $50
T-951   Interesting Trench Warfare pillow case. Quite a few splits but great motifs. $45
T-939  WWI enlisted belt with collar discs and French button. $55
T-938    WWI Trench art Belt with collar discs around. Includes 10 collar discs including Infantry, Artillery, Signals,  and USNA. $90
T-920  Great Son in Service pennant from Camp Hancock. $50
T-914   WWI Cast Iron Patriotic Frame. Has been rusted and repainted. Rear leg has been shortened. $40
T-907  Scarce WWI trench art lighter with great motifs. Missing striker. These are interchangeable with other lighters. $55
T-839  Scarce 1915 Trench Art Lighter, for a member of the 21ST Chasseurs. No striker or wick. $50
T-829  WWI-20s Coast Artillery copper tray. About 5 inches across. $35
T-745   Very nice 80TH Division Regimental felt and silkscreen banner. Approx 18-20 inches in length. $55 ON HOLD
T-682   WWI "Cambrai" match safe. $45
T-630  Great WWI Soldier bring back fireplace bellows with inscription. Bellows are non functional as the flaps have disintegrated. $45
  T-601  WWI Trench Art change tray with a German Belt Buckle center piece. $35 $SOLD$
T-474   WWI 75MM Tobacco Humidor with cover decorated with German button. $75
T-342b   Small goblet made from a 37MM shell. $40
T-336a   WWI Matchbox holder, commercially made. $20
T-306     WWI trench Lighter, French made, nice condition. $40
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