WW2 - Trench Art & Souvenirs

19 Items For Sale

North Africa Souvenir Knife - 1944

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A neat aluminum handle with brass blade knife made in "North Africa and dated 1944". The opposite side of the blade reads, "Muriel Ellinger, Meriden, Conn-". Possibly a nurse?? The knife measures 10 1/4" long by 3' at the cross guard.

Souvenir Bayonet for Holabird Ordnance School

$50.00 ($10.00 S&H)

A neat little bayonet letter opener with the blade marked to, "Capt. W. H. Davis" "Made at Holabird Ordnance Automotive School" located in Baltimore, Md. Camp Holabird served as a MTC Storage Depot, MT School and a repair and assembling shop for vehicles going into service overseas, from WW1 and WW2. The bayonet measures 8 1/2 inches overall.

Memorial Souvenir for AAF Pilot

$250.00 ($15.00 S&H)

A piece of propeller blade that is marked to "Lt. A. K. Schull. Pilot, Lt. Burns, Killed in the Line of Duty. January 6, 1944, Aberdeen, Maryland". The blade measures 13 1/2" by 7" and has two drilled in it for hanging in a display. 2nd. Lt. Albert K. Schull, born 3 May 1919, from Waterbury, Conn. was 24 years old when killed in the accident. 1st Lt. John E. Byrnes was also killed in the plane crash in Aberdeen, Maryland. They were with the 1st Prov. Gr. Sq AAF. A neat, but poignant souvenir. Included are a copy his photo, his grave marker and copy of the newspaper article He is buried at the Grove Cemetary in Naugatuck, Comm.

WAAC Doll with Original Box - 1942-43 cir.

$295.00 ($15.00 S&H)

Just a super looking 15" high WAAC Doll, composition with molded hat and original clothing, tag on uniform, plus the original mailing box. MFG. by "Freundlich Novelty Co., NYC in 1942-43. Even with a little of wear, it still rates an excellent condition. Look at the photo's

Swagger Stick - Unmarked

$25.00 ($10.00 S&H)

Neat looking wood and brass swagger stick, measures 17 3/4" long with .50 cal. shell on one end.

"Framburg" Dale Model Co. Recognition Models

$100.00 ($10.00 S&H)

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.

WW2 69th Division Pillow Sham

$40.00 ($10.00 S&H)

Just a great looking pillow sham for the 69th Division.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.