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 WWI Souvenirs and Trench Art
 
T-1060   (2) fantastic hand painted wooden figures, one an American, "Sammie" and the other, a captured and bound German Soldier. These are very rare and both signed "G. Boudard".  Pencil inscriptions on reverse. Boudard is recorded as having been wounded at the First Battle of the Marne in September 1914.  He subsequently worked at one of the ÉCOLES DE BLESSÉS (24, Bd des Capucines) producing painted wooden figures in silhouette of French and German soldiers, two examples of which are in the collection of the Imperial War Museum, (dating to 1917) and one (dating to 1916) is at the Historial de la Grande Guerre in  Péronne. A further set can be seen at The Musée de l'Armée in Paris. Fantastic and important soldier art. Each approx. . 15-16 inches tall. Will be shipped unframed. $795
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-1058   Great Circa 1919 Polish parade flag. Flag is about 10 x 16 inches. $90
T-1057   WWI 8 x 11 printed cotton parade flag with anti Kaiser message. $125
T-1056  Amazing German 77MM Trench Art shell from St. Mihiel. Incredibly showing a Doughboy clubing a German Soldier with a Trench Club!! VERY Cool!! $265 $SOLD$
T-1055    75MM Army Nurse Corps Trench Art shell. Very nice overall. Rare to find Trench Art for a female unit. $255
T-1054   WWI Occupied Germany Tobacco Humidor for a member of the 148TH Artillery Regiment with presentation lid and regimental battles listed in one pane. The other panes include the 3RD army insignia, the Artillery Brigade Helmet insignia and the regimental number above a field gun. Lids are usually missing. $210 ON HOLD
T-1053  Large WWI embroidered on felt with enlisted aviators insignia. $60
TA-1052  Large Trench Art Lighter with full sized "Norton Harjes" cap badge and coin on the other. Approx. 3.5 inches across. Rare Volunteer Ambulance Drivers item. $495$SOLD$
TA-1051  Fantastic 75MM shell with the Indian Head of the Second Division, Crossed Flags and Second Division Battle Honors. $295 $SOLD$
TA-1050  75MM Army Nurse Corps Trench Art shell. Very nice overall. Rare to find Trench Art for a female unit. $255
TA-1049  Scarce Tank Corps pillow sham. Approx. 12 x 20 inches. Would look great framed. $225$SOLD$
TA-1048   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. $275
TA-1047  Rare 8 x 10 embroidered flour sack craft, produced by Women and Children living in occupied Belgium. They would take the flour sacks, from flour shipments from the CRB, and then embroider on top of the various designs. They made a variety of handicrafts including pillow shams, table covers, parasols and in this case some type of trivet or object to pick up a hot pan. It is quilted . Very rare to find. See the equipment section to see examples of the sacks as they were shipped. $225
TA-1045   Fantastic panel removed from the side of an Aircraft from one of the most famous WWI Aviation Films. This panel comes from the N28, the "Hero" mount of Errol Flynn (coded with letter "N") in the movie. While it didn't actually fly, there are numerous scenes where we can see Flynn climbing in and out of the plane and the plane taxiing with Flynn inside (probably being pushed on the ground). Used in the movies were WWI Nieuport 28's (4 of them) owned by the movie aviator Garland Lincoln/Paul Mantz. This was the last movie (except for one of them) these planes appeared in, so it still retains the movie camouflage from 1938 (although worn after 70 years). After the movie, they resided in storage at Orange County airport, and eventually they were sold by Mantz/Tallman and went to different private collectors.
This particular panel was from the N28 restored in the UK in the 90's, flown for awhile, and now on display at the Army Air Force Museum. As seen in the pictures, the panels were on the bare shell of the plane before being removed for the restoration of the plane. This piece measures 18" x 27".  $1250
T-1044  Impressive bas relief in painted plaster. We believe this was the artists mock up for the bronze sculpture depicted below. The final version is slightly different. The early model was used to make plaster copies. Each is approx.  17 x 12 inches. This one is mounted in a custom wood stand. A couple of small chips.  The event shown depicts the decoration of the colors of the 104TH Infantry of the 26TH Division. This was the first time in American history that an American unit was decorated by a foreign power. A huge painting of the event is on a wall in the Massachusetts State House. These are very rare due to their fragile nature. $375
T-1043   Set of WWI-20s US Navy Trench Art bookends. One stippled "USS Pennsylvania" and the other "Guantanamo bay". Approx.  8 inches in height. $85
T-1042  Amazing trench art banjo. this was made by crimping 2 lower mess pans together and adding a neck, most likely made from a table leg. Wonderfully hand carved. Heart shaped sound hole. Fantastic. $375
T-1041  WWI Royal Flying Corps Clock made from section of propeller with mounted RFC badge. 9 x 12 inches.  $295
T-1040  Nice collection of 4 Welcome Home buttons including a great pin Welcoming Fighting Father Duffy. $95
T-1034   WWI Air Service Officers Frame with Officers cap badge and early Officers Signal Corps device with crossed signal flags and winged globe superimposed. Very unusual. Would look great with a Pilots photo. $125
T-1033  WWI Desk Plaque. About 10 inches across. Lower coins dated 1914 and 1918. $50
T-1032  Fantastic embroidered pillow sham with eagle and "Son in Service " flag. $80
T-1031   Fabulous Jeweler engraved 75MM shell from the 1ST Air Service Mechanics Regiment with battle honors of "Chateau Thierry", "St. Mihiel" and "Metz". $255
    T-1030  Fabulous Jeweler engraved 75MM shell from the 1ST Air Service Mechanics Regiment with cross of Loraine and "Alsace". $225
T-1029   Nice 75MM engraved shell with "Aisne" and a good luck horseshoe. $95
T-1028  This is the largest shrapnel letter opener we have ever seen! Shrapnel would be shaped on one end into a blade. This one is the size of a dagger. $225
T-1027  Wonderful Cigarette or Tobacco canister made from 75MM shells. Wonderfully Jeweler engraved. $225
T-1026  Largest Trench Art Letter opener made from a large caliber driving band. Great detail. Some tape residue needs to be cleaned off. $95
T-1025  Large letter opener, made from the driving band of a fired 77MM shell with an added German button. $50
T-1024   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. $90
T-1023  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. $90
  T-1022  WWI British Trench Art lighter. Coat sized buttons on both sides. $65
T-1019  Fantastic WWI letter opener made with a section of shrapnel. About 9 inches in length. $135
T-1018  Wonderful 35TH Division trench art lighter. Approx. 3 inches in height. $145
T-1013   WWI Verdun ashtray with stamped motto. Approx. 3 inches across. $35
T-1012  Wonderful high quality Jeweler engraved match safe. $40
T-1011   WWI Trench Art Match Box Safe with a German Belt Buckle center piece. $35
T-1010    Nice little Canadian Maple Leaf picture frame. We have 2 available. Approx 4 inches tall. $45 each
T-1008  Nice Doughboy Trench art bring back lot. $95
T-1005  WWI Son in Service felt banner. About 10 inches in length. $55
  T-994  Rare Flag for the Military Order of the Cootie, Ft Richardson, Alaska. $225
T-923  Very nice 28TH Division. Welcome Home banner. Approx. 4 ft by 4 ft. $195
T-988  Large size pillow sham for the 51ST Coast Artillery. This unit served as a field artillery unit in France. $75
T-987  Rare Trench Art shell for the 213TH Pursuit Squadron. 75 MM shell, full size. 3 small holes drilled in each side for bullet handles which have been removed long ago. $250
T-986  Collection of eight 26TH Division Welcome Home Buttons. $140
T-984    WWI 38TH Infantry, "Rock of the Marne", 3RD Division Pillow Shaw. Excellent condition and the Machine gun Company to boot!! $110
T-983  Rare WWI Aviation Section, Signal Corps pillow sham. $125
T-982  Very scarce frame for the image of a fallen soldier. Approx. 6.5 inches across, excellent condition. $95
T-978    Scarce 1920s "Military Order of the Cootie" uniform vest and sash. Very unusual to find such an early set. The MOC was to the American Legion, what the Shriners are to the Masons. A group within the main group.  $180
T-976   Phenomenal WWI Balloon School presentation sign, painted on actual Balloon Fabric!! Presented to Lt. Colonel Leonard Mygaitt in 1918. Balloon corps material is quite rare, but this is something quite exceptional. Measures 24 x 24 inches. $2995
  T-976   WWI Framed presentation inscribed cloth bandage mailed back from France to the Pasadena, California, Red Cross Chapter that sent a huge quantity of bandages to France. The original letter back is present as well as his writing kit with stationary. $225
T-967  Large size WWI "Son in Service" flag. Approx. 18 x 28. $80
 
T-964   Nice framed Sunday supplement showcasing survivors of the "Lost Battalion". $80
T-956    Great Battlefield Pick Up belt with captured and souvenired buttons. Noted on back when given to a relative. $155
T-955    WWI German made Tobacco Humidor decorated to a member of Evacuation Hospital 27. Lacks lid. $90
T-953  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. $165.
  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-948   WWI Trench Art Letter Opener with "Bordeaux" engraved on front. $30
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-928   WWI Cambrai Letter opener. $40
T-924   37MM Shell mounted on wood desk disc. $50
T-920  Great Son in Service pennant from Camp Hancock. $50
T-916   Nice 1917 dated Son in Service window banner. Approx. 9 x12 inches. $45 
T-914   WWI Cast Iron Patriotic Frame. Has been rusted and repainted. Rear leg has been shortened. $40
T-911  WWI Period Souvenir box with Army eagle across the front. $35
T-910  Fantastic 26TH Division Pillow Sham with elaborate embroidery. Choice condition. $115
T-907  Scarce WWI trench art lighter with great motifs. Missing striker. These are interchangeable with other lighters. $55
T-906   Nice 1917 dated Son in Service window banner. Approx. 9 x12 inches. $45 
T-894   Amazing decorated German waist belt decorated by a member of the 2ND Division with the various battles he was in and the occupied towns in Germany where he was based. Very rare!! $175  
T-855  Very interesting vase made form a British 13 Pounder. $60
T-842   WWI 26TH Division Welcome Home Button. $30
T-841    WWI Trench Art match safe with German buckle center. $40
T-839  Scarce 1915 Trench Art Lighter, for a member of the 21ST Chasseurs. No striker or wick. $50
T-834   Decorated 37MM Shell with "Verdun". $40  ON HOLD
T-829  WWI-20s Coast Artillery copper tray. About 5 inches across. $35
  T-782   WWI Trench Art Match Box Holder. $30
T-745   Very nice 80TH Division Regimental felt and silkscreen banner. Approx 18-20 inches in length. $55 ON HOLD
 
  T-727       78TH Division Welcome Home Button. $20
T-692  WWI Trench Art Letter Opener. $25
       
T-682   WWI "Cambrai" match safe. $45
T-658    WWI Trench Art Letter Opener, engraved. "Brest". $35
T-653     WWI Trench Art Letter Opener, engraved. "Guerre 1914-15-16". $35
T-630  Great WWI Soldier bring back fireplace bellows with inscription. Bellows are non functional as the flaps have disintegrated. $45
  T-604   WWI Trench Art Match Box Safe with a German Belt Buckle center piece. $35
  T-601  WWI Trench Art change tray with a German Belt Buckle center piece. $35
T-598  WWI Trench Art Match Box Safe with a German Belt Buckle center piece. $35
T-577  WWI Trench Art Letter Opener with British Buttons. $40
T-493  37 MM Shell cut down and shaped into a match stick holder, decorated with "Verdun" and "11-11-11" for the 11TH Hour of the 11TH Day of the 11TH Month of 1918. $40
  T-484  Butterfly Jeweler engraved $45
T-474   WWI 75MM Tobacco Humidor with cover decorated with German button. $75
T-347b   Great 37MM Shell fired on the Germans by members of the 104TH Infantry 26TH Division, "Yankee Division" and monogrammed "YD" on the reverse. Great item. $85
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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