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Gott Mut Uns brass matchbox holder?

Article about: Recently picked up this curiosity at an antique store. Hoping someone could tell me more about it. At \\$12 I was willing to take a chance.

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    Recently picked up this curiosity at an antique store. Hoping someone could tell me more about it. At $12 I was willing to take a chance.

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    Trench art.. Any pics of the means of attachment ?? G

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    There is no apparent means of attachment as far as I can tell. The inside is just flat brass - no peculiarities. The emblem sits on there flat.

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    There are literally hundreds of these every week on Ebay, iOffer, Liveauctioneers etc. I think the amount available, and where they're being sold suggests a high probability that these are in many cases faked, probably in India or China. Worth looking around though I suppose.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Gotta agree with Ned on that call.

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    me too.

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    Whaddaya want for 12 bucks? It's a nice little thing to have.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    I was told that these and the lighters made out the center disks (along with many other "Gott Mitt Uns" items) where made in France during the late 20's. They were souvenirs sold to US vets who went back over for a tenth year reunion. I have no documentation on this and it may just be an "old collector's" tale, but it makes sense.

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    I had a look online at similar objects with various emblems and many do have modern, low-quality, attributes. The detail is high in the one I picked up with a fair amount of oxidation. One may never know.

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    Whaddaya want for 12 bucks?
    2 pints of Best?

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