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Identification and possible value

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    Default Identification and possible value

    Hi,

    I receltly picked these shell casings turned "trench art" up at an estate sale. I was hoping someone could help me with identification of the type of shell and what value these may have. They measure about 5 1/8" tall and are about 1 5/8" across the rim.

    Thanks, tom
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    That's pretty cool. It's a German shell meant to look like a vase or something. I don't think this was made in 1940, it was probably made then, and then used in Barbarossa in 1941. I would have bought it if that's the only item I found, looking at a $20 - $50 range for me. Maybe more.

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    I have no idea how he made this. Pressure?

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    Trench art vases are quite common.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    It is hared to tell the value, I personally never pay too much for a trench art because I do not want to buy any modern fakes. If I can get an item for 10-20 euros it is almost 100% guaranteed that it is an original item and not a modern fake. I belive market value of these vases may be around $40-50.

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    Personally, I prefer to see shell cases as they should be ...
    The majority of the WW1 "trench art" shell cases were knocked out by the French in the 1920's as souveniers to people visiting the battle field areas, and infact have no contemporary link to WW1.

    Gary J.

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