WW2 - Trench Art & Souvenirs

33 Items For Sale

M-1 Garand Mis-Fire

$5.00 ($4.00 S&H)

Can't explain it, just one of those things that happened. For some reason the vet kept it, maybe for good luck?? Well, he made it home, so I guess it worked>

Souvenir Hanky from Philippines - 1945

$18.00 ($2.00 S&H)

Neat white linen hanky from the Philippines and dated 1945. Measures about 10 inches square. Excellent condition.

Sterling Army ID Bracelet

$45.00 ($7.00 S&H)

Sterling ID bracelet to Robert B. Haigh, 33978299. On the reverse it reads, "Presented By Stroudsburg Lions Club, 1945".. Nice piece, just needs a good polishing.

Brass Belt Buckles w/ Unit DI's

$7.00 ($5.00 S&H)

Have three different brass belt buckles with Infantry Rgt. DI's. From top down, 31st Inf. Rgt (Philippine Div.), 32nd Inf. Rgt. (7th Division) and 19th Inf. Rgt. (24th Div.). They are sold at $7 each or take all three for $18.

1945 Philippines Sweetheart Ring

$25.00 ($4.00 S&H)

Small size silver colored pinky ring, marked "1945 Philippines" on a heart shaped front. Neat!

USAC ID Bracelet - Sterling

$25.00 ($5.00 S&H)

Nice sterling silver AC ID bracelet to: "George G. Chapman" with porcelain emblems on the front.

1945 Naples Sweetheart Aluminum Bracelet

$38.00 ($7.00 S&H)

Made out of heavy aluminum, the largest piece says, "1945 Naples Do Not Forget Me". The other smaller links have city names in Italy and one says Africa.

Table Cover from Camp Sibert, Alabama

$35.00 ($4.00 S&H)

An excellent condition table cloth from Camp Sibert, Alabama Ordnance. Size would fit a card table.

Army Sweetheart Items

$25.00 ($3.00 S&H)

Here are three period sweetheart items for a GI's wife or girlfriend. "I Love You" bracelet, Army insignia pin and an Army heart locket with photo enclosed. All for one money.

Religious Items for Dog Tag Chain

$25.00 ($3.00 S&H)

A lot of four Catholic religious items that were worn with dog tags. All for one money.

Aluminum Watch Band

$10.00 ($6.00 S&H)

A kool looking shop made, wrist watch band from a Navy veteran. A neat locking system on iy.

AAF Rest Camp - Rome - 1944/1945 - Charm

$150.00 ($7.00 S&H)

Here is another Good Luck Charm for an AAF Rest Camp in Rome, for the Christmas and New Year period, 1944/1945. Excellent condition.

Trench Art Bomb Lamp

$55.00 ($10.00 S&H)

A neat lamp with two small bombs, or mortar rounds, on a base with a star design. It stands 19 1/2 inches high, has the pull chain and the electric cord, but does not work. It will need a little restoration, but still neat in its present condition.

USN Souvenir Apron

$12.00 ($3.00 S&H)

A great looking apron for mom, sister, wife or girlfriend. Mint condition and full size.

Three USN Souvenir Hankies

$10.00 ($2.00 S&H)

Three USN souvenir hankies, as found in a sea bag. All for one money.

AAF Rest Camp - Good Luck Charm

$150.00 ($6.00 S&H)

This is the first one of these I've ever encountered. It is 1" in diameter and has a horse shoe for good luck at the other end of the chain.. One side says, "Merry Christmas - USAAF Rest Camp - 1944" and the other side says, "Happy New Year - Capri - 1945". Another great good luck charm for those men of the 12th and 15th AAF.

Lucky Bell Of San Michele Charm

$150.00 ($6.00 S&H)

These were worn and coveted by aircrew members of the 12th and 15th AAF, flying out of the Med. area. Made and bought in Capri and this one also has the mule on it. Hey, Good Luck is where ever you can find it!

RPH Leather Wallet

$45.00 ($3.00 S&H)

A really neat looking RPH wallet, that has been used, but not abused. One side has Eagle, V for Victory and US. The other side has Eagle and shield, reads "Remember Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941". The lettering is a little flat, but just a great looking piece.

Flag Topper for Car or Bicycle

$45.00 ($6.00 S&H)

A real neat metal automobile license plate topper or for on a bicycle. This is NOS condition, as metal would need to be painted and it comes with five original 48 star flags. I have only two of them at $45 each.

50 cal Bullet Lighter

$18.00 ($3.00 S&H)

A neat lighter made out of two .50 cal bullets. Easy to carry and still works.

USN 5inch Gun, Brass Plaques

$75.00 ($6.00 S&H)

Here are three different brass plaques/plates for a USN 5inch Gun. All for one money.

Souvenir of Ship sunk by U-505

$235.00 ($10.00 S&H)

This is a really neat souvenir of the American Steam Merchant "Thomas McKean" that was sunk by the German U-boat U-505 on June 29, 1942, 350 miles Northeast of Puerto Rico. The unescorted McKean was carring war supplies, tanks and 11 aircraft, when hit by two torpedoes from the U-505. There were 5 killed and the 55 survivors took to the ship's four lifeboats. Members of the U-505 boarded those lifeboats, questioned the survivors and gave first aid to those that needed it, before leaving the area. Ironically, on June 4, 1944, the U-505 was captured by members of the US Navy and became the first enemy warship to be captured by American forces since the War of 1812. The Enigma machine and other secret documents helped the Allies crack the German codes. The U-505 was one of 6 U-boats to be captured during WW2 and now sits on display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Ill. I will include all the research material on them. This item seems to be part of a wooden door and has a neat old copper plaque on it.

9th AAF Souvenir Hanky

$35.00 ($2.00 S&H)

A neat English made souvenir hanky with a super looking English made 9th AAF patch sewn onto the hanky. It measures 10" by 10" and has a full size patch sewn onto it. Very nice shape.

USN Sweetheart Hankies w/Holder

$22.00 ($3.00 S&H)

A nice little set of Navy Sweetheart Hankies with the holder to keep them in. The hankies are near mint, the folder has just a little wear, but still decent condition.

3 Small Parade Flags

$25.00 ($5.00 S&H)

Here are three nice 48 star flags of unwashed linen, measuring 8" by 13 1/2" on 24" wood dowel rods. Great shape for their age.

AAF Pilot Bracelet - Sterling

$50.00 ($3.00 S&H)

Nice sterling marked ID bracelet to a pilot, "E.M.McCutcheon". Measures 7" overall length. The center piece opens up for a photo.

Launching Bottle - Liberty Ship

$650.00 ($10.00 S&H)

This boxed bottle is for the Liberty Cargo Ship, SS Samadang that was loaned to Britain for the length of the war. The plate on the box reads: "Christening Bottle - SS Samadang - Mrs Gertrude Bedard Forano, Sponsor - April 22, 1944 - New England Shipbuilding Corporation - South Portland, Maine". The box contains the remains of the bottle, still wrapped up in the silk ribbon from the day it Christened the ship. Great piece and getting very hard to find.

12th AAF Good Luck Charm - Italy

$195.00 ($5.00 S&H)

Here is a great looking "Good Luck" charm from Italy that is just like the 15th AAF that is also listed. These are just like the Good Luck Bells that many of the airmen wore, just to be on the safe side with their missions. Hey, I've got a Gremlin Bell on my motorcycle and so far it works!!

12th AAF Capri Charm dated 1945

$195.00 ($3.00 S&H)

This is one super looking piece that I had never seen before. It is a disc about the diameter of a penny with the AAF winged star and the number 12 on one side and an image of Capri with "Capri 1945" on the other side and in color. This is a very rare, souvenir piece that was made for our flyboys to wear for good luck.

Quartermaster Corps - Camp Meade Pennant

$35.00 ($5.00 S&H)

Just a super looking pennant for the Quartermaster Corps at Camp Meade, Maryland. The pennant measures 33" long by 13 1/2" high and is in excellent condition. It is felt sewn on felt construction and the QM design has been hand colored.

British Barrage Balloon Fabric

$20.00 ($3.00 S&H)

This is some neat stuff that I guarantee you won't see pop up at every show. I bought several pieces of a British Barrage Balloon that was shot down during one of the many German air raids on London during 1942 - 1943. I bought this from a Captain H. David Oplinger who was a radar training officer with the Electronics Training Group, London. This fabric was given to him by the family that he was billeting with while he was stationed in London. This piece measures approx. 9" by 12" and I have several of them at $20 each, my choice.

11"x16" 48 Star Flag

$30.00 ($4.00 S&H)

Nice small size 48 star flag that would fit well in any collection.

Ladies USMC Ring

$65.00 ($6.00 S&H)

A gold colored ladies ring with a red stone and "United States Marines" around the stone. There is an EGA on each side of the ring. This came from a female Marine Veteran of WW2. There is a split in the ring 180 degrees from the stone, but does not take away from the overall look of the ring. Very nice shape.