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Article about: Another little trinket that (like a bower bird ) struck my fancy recently was this matchbox cover. Not trench art as it is not I believe a buckle centre and not also a fake - as the patina i

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    Another little trinket that (like a bower bird ) struck my fancy recently was this matchbox cover.
    Not trench art as it is not I believe a buckle centre and not also a fake - as the patina is quite convincing. .. but maybe a "souvenir" piece??

    Any ideas?
    Many thanks,
    Dan
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    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Looks pretty good, maybe a canteen item?....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    Looks pretty good, maybe a canteen item?....
    Probably so Paul - now to find a matchbox to fit in it!
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    I think i've read somewhere that these were post WW1 made by the French for sale to allied troops as souvenirs. Could be totally wrong on that but as long as the price was right, i like this piece.

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    I like it
    gregM
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    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
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    As it is steel construction and four sided it was probably German made in 1915 or later.

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    I'm happy for it to be a period german made item or a post war made french souvenir.
    Im only into it for $26 Inc postage so thats cool!

    Thanks all, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Hi Dan, that is one beautiful looking item, and the quality is just striking, all for $ 25. Congrats. Bargain.

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    What can I say,-----I like iron crosses.
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    gregM
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    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Here's one for a cavalryman or artilleryman based on the optimistic three year enlistment.
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