WW2 - Trench Art & Souvenirs
One of the neatest AAF ashtrays I've seen in awhile. The plane has a 7" wingspan and is 5 1/4" from nose to tail. It has a red painted engine cowl and the wing insignia has the red center to the white star, denoting pre-WW2 or very early in the war. Excellent condition, non-magnetic metal and the plane can be positioned at any angle on it's support bar. Just a super looking souvenir.
These are metal, cast models of the following vehicles. British - Camden Lloyd Carrier, 4 1/4' X 2 3/8" X 1 5/8", US - T-17 Armored Car, 5 3/8" X 2 3/4" X 2 3/8" with movable turret and a US - General Sherman Tank, 6 1/4" X 3" X 2 3/4" with 4 movable wheels underneath. The cannon barrel was replaced with a wooden dowel, but it looks like the original. These vehicles are sold at $100 each, or take all three for $275. Very hard to find, especially in this condition.
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.
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.
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.