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 WWI Souvenirs and Trench Art
T-852  Very nice WWI oil on canvas showing Salvation Army Worker, "Stella Young" with a huge vat of Donuts, handing them out to hungry Doughboys. Painting has been relined and some restoration has been done. Artist is a listed one. His signature appears on the bottom right, "Meyer Matzkin, 1919". Nice size, measuring 23" x 33". Cleaning and restoration with new frame was approx $1000. This artwork was most likely for the cover of a 1919 magazine. Choice and great subject matter. $1495
T-851   WWI brass base for WWI Grenade. Use as a desk model base from Trojan Powder Company. $50  $SOLD$
T-849   Very rare Trench Art Mess Set to a Soldier with the initials, "C.F.G." of Company K of the 307TH Infantry. This company of the 307TH Infantry was trapped in the Argonne Forest as part of the "Lost Battalion". He must have been wounded on the way in and was not trapped with the others, or he may have been a runner. Great Campbell's Soup Kid "Doughboy" on interior. $195  $SOLD$
T-850   AMAZING WWI 2ND Division engraved Cigarette Case. This item was most likely created in Coblenz Germany during the occupation in 1919. In addition tot he 2ND Engineers insignia and the owners name it includes his battle honors on the reverse. You will never see another one like this again. $750
T-849    50TH Aero Squadron painted propeller tip. Family kept the original photo and so the one inserted is a photocopy. $SOLD$
T-848    WWI 38TH Infantry, "Rock of the Marne", 3RD Division Pillow Shaw. Excellent condition and the Machine gun Company to boot!! $160
T-847  Best "Belleau Wood" Trench Art shell we have ever seen. German 77MM shell casing with raised lettering. $495
T-846   Great WWI Pilots trench art swagger stick made from the cabine strut of a crashed aircraft. Wood has been carved and then liquid lead of pewter has been poured into the cavities and then sanded down. It would have had a bullet tip which has snapped off, easy fix. Great wings with initials as well as a date of the crash, presumably. $175 $SOLD$
T-844    Great beef bone carved POW Trench Art .  Amazing level of skill. Approx. 9 inches in height. $125
T-843    Great beef bone carved POW Trench Art .  Amazing level of skill. Approx. 9 inches in height. $125
T-842   WWI 26TH Division Welcome Home Button. $30
T-841    WWI Trench Art match safe with German buckle center. $40
  T-840   WWI Trench Art match safe with German button. $35
T-839  Scarce 1915 Trench Art Lighter, for a member of the 21ST Chasseurs. No striker or wick. $50
T-837   Very nice cast plaster German made souvenir plate for  a member of the 1ST Engineer Battalion of the 1ST Division with battle honors. Repaired break. $135$SOLD$
T-835    Nickel plated Match Safe for  a member of the 2ND Engineers. Great engraving. $150
T-834   Decorated 37MM Shell with "Verdun". $40
T-833  Decorated 37MM Shell with "Verdun". $40
T-832   37MM d3ecorated Shell and projectile. $50
T-831  Trench Art Letter Opener. $35
  T-830  Fantastic WWI carved Trench Art pipe from a member of the USS DeKalb, a US Army Troop Transport. Comes in its original case. $155
T-829  WWI-20s Coast Artillery copper tray. About 5 inches across. $35
T-828   WWI 29TH Division felt pennant in very nice condition. $95
T-827   WWI Trench Art Letter Opener with "Bordeaux" engraved on front. $30
T-826  WWI Trench Art Letter Opener with "Argonne" engraved on front. $30
T-824   WWI Verdun ashtray with stamped motto. Approx. 3 inches across. $35
T-823  37MM shell with battle name "Mt. Faucon" a 79TH Division action. $40
  T-820   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. $375
    T-819  Very nice 28TH Division. Welcome Home banner. Approx 4 ft by 4 ft. $195
T-818  Nice coin decorated match safe. Engraved on one side. $35
T-817  Great WWI Trench Art Lighter, named to the Soldier who brought it home. $75
       
  T-816    WWI oil painting of a Chaplain in the 3RD Division. Signed and dated 1925 it shows the Chaplain wearing his WWI uniform with 3RD Division SSI and 2 overseas stripes. $ Gold frame is most likely a replacement but canvas and stretcher are original. Great composition. Measures approx 20 x 30. $395
T-815   Fantastic large format embroidered table cover. Great bullion thread designs combined with colored silk. Approx 25 x 30. $55
T-814  Great Hindenburg Line Souvenir with inscription. $145
  T-813  Great apron made from a silk kerchief with embroidery. Applied rate patches are pockets, the tally was the tie to wrap around the waist. Ties have been trimmed off. Scarce. $125
T-808   Presentation 75MM Gun Shell with inscription. $95
T-807  WWI Desk Plaque. About 10 inches across. Lower coins dated 1914 and 1918. $70
T-806  WWI Trench Art pen holder with inscription. Approx 6 inches across. $75
T-804    Nice WWI, 1ST Division painted banner, named to a Soldier from the 26TH Infantry. Approx 18 x 18 inches. $95
T-803  Fantastic 26TH Division Pillow Sham with elaborate embroidery. Choice condition. $125
  T-801  Camp Lee Match Safe. $25
T-799  Fantastic 35TH Division Large Format Lighter. Approx 3" tall. Fantastic high quality!! $195
  T-798  Great 3RD Division Match Safe. $75
T-796   Great 79TH Division Match Safe. $75
T-795  Great 1ST Division Match Safe. $75ON HOLD
T-794  Great Artist hammered Silver and Mother of Pearl match safe. $75
T-793  Trench Art Style Pencil. $35
T-790  WWI Desk Set/ Ink Stand. Great copper and brass stand with bullet casing legs. The ink well is made from a brass nose cap from an artillery shell. The back plate has a Pickelhaube plate attached to the reverse. Very nice set. $155
T-788  Large Naval Shell with the Statue of Liberty on one side and Airplane and Ship on the reverse. About 18 inches in height. $165
  T-782   WWI Trench Art Match Box Holder. $30
  T-781   Large "Chateau Thierry" napkin ring in the form of a finger ring. $45
T-779   Great cutaway 75MM Shell. More of a training model than Trench art and marked on the bottom. $185$SOLD$
T-778  Very interesting Presentation tray to the Commanding Officer of the 334TH Field Artillery of the 87TH Division.  Tray is quite tarnished but very RARE!! $85

 

 

T-777  Larger Caliber Trench Art bowl. Very nice. $65
T-775   Very interesting hand made US Signal flags. Approx 10 inches in length. $40
T-773   Very nice German WWI 77 MM Shell named to the Doughboy who brought it home. Also "Cambrai" engraved. $50
T-777   Large format Industrial Honor Emblem awarded to a company for Liberty Loan participation. Approx. 20 x 30 inches. $90  ON HOLD
T-776   Siberian Ex Forces Trench Art placard from a desk set. Base is missing. $85
T-773  Wonderful Jeweler engraved match safe with great battle honors including "Paschendale" and "18 Pounder". $55
T-765  Choice WWI Trench Art Lighter inscribed to  a member of the 104TH Infantry of the 26TH Division after the Battle of St. Mihel in September 1918. $135
T-763    Great Battlefield Pick Up belt with captured and souvenired buttons. Noted on back when given to a relative. $185
T-757  WWI Pencil with decoration with Log Cabin for the 314TH. $30
T-750  Post WWI Dinner Gong had from Artillery shell. $55
  T-749   Rare silk 5TH Division Veterans Flag for the New Jersey Chapter. Dates to the 1920s. Very well made. Some light staining to one side. One 1 inch tear. $195
T-747  Great Doughboy decorated German belt and buckle for a named member of the 2ND Division. Lists all major engagements, all stamped into the leather. These were frequently worn by the Doughboys as trouser belts. Great item. $395
T-745   Very nice 80TH Division Regimental felt and silkscreen banner. Approx 18-20 inches in length. $55 ON HOLD
 
  T-730   42ND Division Welcome Home Button, for the Fighting 69TH!!. $35
  T-727       78TH Division Welcome Home Button. $20
T-723   28TH Aero Squadron decorated shell. This pursuit squadron served on the Western Front in the Fall of 1918. $495
T-722  Very nice "Alsace" Trench Art Shell. $95
T-715    Nice little Canadian Maple Leaf picture frame. We have 2 available. Approx 4 inches tall. $45 each
T-713  WWI Memorial plaque for a WWI Soldier who died of Disease. $75
T-712   Great German 77MM Shell with Jeweler engraved "Soissons Battlefield" "!914-1918". Great shell. $120
T-711  WWI French 75MM Shell with "Alsace" and floral motif. $65
T-710   WWI French 75MM Shell with "Lorainne" and floral motif. $65
T-707   AMAZING Trench art Shell for the 45TH Tank Company. Painted interior. I believe this unit was formed about 1920. This is the highest quality Tank Trench Art, that I have ever seen. This is the base of a 75MM shell. $225
T-706   26TH Division watch fob with new watch fob strap. $30
T-696   WWI Sweetheart apron made with the "USS Minnesota" with one of their tallies and the enlisted rank for the pocket. $45

 

T-692  WWI Trench Art Letter Opener. $25
       
  T-687  WWI Trench Art napkin ring. $20
T-682   WWI "Cambrai" match safe. $45
T-680   37MM shell with decoration. $40
  T-671   WWI US Navy Son in Service/ Sweetheart pin. Measures approx .5".  $20
  T-669    Son in Service pin, with heart shape  Approx  .5"  $25
  T-662  WWI US Marine Corps Sons in Service pin. Aprox. .75"  $45
  T-660  Very nice crossed flag, Son in Service pin. Aprox.1" $45
T-658    WWI Trench Art Letter Opener, engraved. "Brest". $35
T-656   WWI Trench Art Letter Opener, engraved. "Verdun". $35
T-655    WWI Trench Art spoon, with croix de guerre motif. $25
T-653     WWI Trench Art Letter Opener, engraved. "Guerre 1914-15-16". $35
T-652   WWI Trench Art Letter Opener, wonderfully Jeweler engraved. $40
T-640  Very interesting huge French Trench Lighter made to look like a full sized 37MM Shell! $75
  T-637  Large WWI embroidered on felt with enlisted aviators insignia. $75
T-636  Extremely rare 15TH Cavalry pennant from 1916-17, right before they went to France as part of the AEF. $125
T-631   Very nice WWI US Marine Corps sweetheart satin sewing bag with Marine motifs. $65
T-630  Great WWI Soldier bring back fireplace bellows with inscription. Bellows are non functional as the flaps have disintegrated. $45
T-626   Great hand painted Trench Art Tray for the G Company of the 101ST Infantry of the 26TH Division in France. $110
T-624 Nice WWI 75MM shell with engraved plants and "Verdun" $75
T-620   Scarce WWI Belgian parade flag. Approx16x24 on original pole. $50
T-619   Scarce WWI French parade flag. Approx14x21 on original pole. $50
  T-605   WWI Trench Art Match Box Safe with a German Belt Buckle center piece. $35
  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-600   WWI Trench Art Match Box Safe 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-594  Very scarce WWI painted Trench Art 75MM shell from a member of the 32ND Division. $140
T-584  Great Trench art Lighter in the form of an Artillery Shell. $40  $SOLD$
T-582  Nice Chateau Thierry 77 MM Trench art shell. $95
  T-581  Hand carved desk set to hold the ink well and pen. Most likely a POW made piece. $90
T-579  Great Hate Belt with regimental markings as well as a variety of buttons and insignia featuring a German wound badge. Really great set. $295
T-578  WWI small candlesticks made from cartridges and French buttons. $45
  T-577  WWI Trench Art Letter Opener with British Buttons. $40
T-575 Great Son in Service pennant from Camp Hancock. $55
T-574  Fantastic Table Lighter for a British Artilleryman with button on top and collar badge on the side. $125
T-573   WWI French Ink Stand made from the fuse of an Artillery shell on a brass base supported by rifle ammo. Hinge is broken for cover. $145
T-572   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. $150
T-566  Great WWI Hate Belt with buckle and numerous captured insignia. $225
  T-561  WWI Trench Art Pen and Pencil Set. $65
T-558   Cheshire Regiment 77MM Decorated shell. $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T-556  Very rare Russian 1920 Trench Art Shell. Wonderful design. $225
T-555   Interesting Trench Warfare pillow case. Quite a few splits but great motifs. $45
  T-531  Larger than normal Son in Service pin. $20ON HOLD
T-519  75MM decorated shell. $60
T-516   Very interesting German 77MM Shell with steel reinforced base with great Verdun decoration. $140
T-506   75MM Floral shell. $55
  T-495  Wonderful high quality Jeweler engraved match safe. $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-487  75MM Floral shell. $65
  T-484  Butterfly Jeweler engraved $45
  T-483   Verdun 37MM shell. $50
  T-480  Flower trench Art, 75MM Shell. $65
T-474   WWI 75MM Tobacco Humidor with cover decorated with German button. $75
T-473  Great WWI Trench Art Ashtray with German Buckle center cap. $45
T-461a  Interesting "Verdun " shell from 1917. What makes this one special is that the presentation is German. The Germans had done well in this area and Verdun was a sybol of their Victories in 1917 but became a symbol of their defeat in 1918. $110
T-460a  Very unusual trench art shell commemorating early actions at "Roullers" in 1914. $110
T-449a  Very interesting vase made form a British 13 Pounder. $90
  T-448a  Nice little Canadian Maple Leaf picture frame. We have 2 available. Approx 4 inches tall. $55 each
T-442a   Nice WWI 75MM shell with engraved flags with "Verdun" and 1914-18 hammered into the shell. $75
T-441a   Nice WWI 75MM shell with engraved plants and "Verdun" $85
T-439a  Nice WWI 75MM shell with "Metz" $85
T-430a  Very rare German 77 MM Shell from the Siberian Expedition. Engraved with 2 Japanese Dragons and Japanese characters. $120
T-429a  Nice WWI 75MM shell with "World War" $85
T-427a  Interesting pair of 75MM shells engraved with plant and thistle designs and "L'Yser" at the bottom of both, $125 for the pair
  T-425a  WWI German floral motif shell. $65
T-423a   75MM Shell with hammered plant motifs. $75
T-422a   75MM Shell with hammered plant motifs. $80
T-421a    75MM Shell with hammered plant motifs. $75
  T-417a  WWI Silk Hanky. $20
  T-415a  WWI Silk Hanky. $20
  T-414a  WWI Silk Hanky. $20
T-401a   Very nice Son in Service banner for a member of the 335TH Field Artillery of the 87TH Division. $35
  T-384a   Large size embroidered sweetheart. Approx 8 X 10. $35
  T-383b   Trench Art Shell, 75MM Simple Design. $65
T-376a   37MM Shell mounted on wood desk disc. $55
  T-373b   75MM Trench Art Shell with simple leaf design. $55
  T-370a   Commercially made brass shell art vase. $25
  T-366b   28TH Division association pin. $30
  T-363a   WWI Trench art napkin ring. $25
  T-358b   Heavy duty Trench art Lighter. $45
  T-354a   Trench Art patriotic change tray. Made from aluminum with silk screened design. $30
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-341b   WWI 77MM Shell from the battle of Reims. $95
T-336a   WWI Matchbox holder, commercially made. $20
T-329b   WWI Souvenir Handkerchief. $40
T-328b   WWI Souvenir Handkerchief. $40
  T-326b   WWI Chateau Thierry napkin ring. $20
  T-315     WWI French made Trench Lighter shaped as a WWI Artillery round. $45
T-314  Interesting Trench Art Mess Kit with dates in battle. $65
  T-310  Trench Art engraved bullet. $25
  T-309    WWI Trench Lighter in the form of an Artillery Shell. $45

 

T-307  WWI match safe with center section of WWI German buckle. $35
T-306     WWI trench Lighter, French made, nice condition. $40
T-305    WWI Trench art Belt with collar discs around. Includes 10 collar discs including Infantry, Artillery, Signals,  and USNA. $90
T-304   Nice Trench art Lighter shaped like an Artillery Projectile. $45
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