WW2 - Trench Art & Souvenirs

27 Items For Sale

Trench Art Salt Shaker

$22.00 ($8.00 S&H)

Neat brass salt shaker trench art item. Some oxidation, but should clean up nicely. Measures 2 1/2" high and 1 1/2" diameter.




Souvenir Bracelet from Italy

$50.00 ($8.00 S&H)

A non*magnetic metal bracelet (silver?), with "Naples, Anzio, Cassino" on center piece, with names on six links, "Cassino, Pisa, Anzio, Sicily, Africa & Siena". Neat looking bracelet, 8 1/4" overall length, excellent condition, Italian made.




1st Division Souvenir M1 Bayonet - Brass

$120.00 ($8.00 S&H)

It measures 9" overall and is solid brass construction. It has the 1st Division patch on the front of the handle and cross rifles wit 18 and A on the reverse side. The blade is marked on obverse side, France, Belgium, Germany, Czecho-Slovakia and on the reverse side of the blade, Algeria, Tunisia, Sicily.




Souvenir Miniature Bayonet

$25.00 ($8.00 S&H)

Neat souvenir bayonet, measuring 7 7/8" overall length and in excellent condition.




1945 Sterling ID Bracelet

$55.00 ($8.00 S&H)

A neat sterling ID bracelet to Robert E. Haigh with his service number on the front. Engraved on reverse, "Presented By Stroudsburg Lions Club, 1945" This is a town near Lancaster, Pa. Needs a good cleaning.




Capri Bell Charm - 12th & 15th AAF Pilots

$150.00 ($8.00 S&H)

Here is another variation of the Lucky Capri Bell Charm, as worn by 12th & 15th AAF Pilots for good luck on their flight jackets. Non-magnetic, so either sterling, or silver plate over brass.




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

$10.00 ($8.00 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 $10 each or take all three for $25.




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!




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.




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.




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.




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.




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.




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.




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.