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    I'm sure this is a modern item, but I'm no expert. Looks too new to be an original, and in fact I don't know if they even had clear plastic 80 years ago. I need to be sure though before I toss it in a drawer.
    Thank-you for any help.
    Dan
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    I believe this is a Winterhilfswerk (WHW) item, made and sold to finance charitable work. There are hundreds of variations of these pieces, made of everything from plastic to wood, woven fabrics and even leather.

    Some examples of other WHW pieces below.

    What exactly do I have here?

    Regards, B.B.
    ''Everyday you think of living. We are born to die, but I appreciate life. We live day by day, and I always say: yesterday is history, today's reality, and tomorrow's a dream.' -- Henry Flescher, Holocaust Survivor -- March 14, 1924 - August 29, 2018

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    Yes its a winterhilfswerk item.

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    Thank-you !! I'm not familiar with "Winterhilfswerk". Is there any way to date when this item was produced?
    I just realized I posted in the wrong area and I apologize. Will be more careful in the future.
    Dan

    Edit; I did some searching, and had no idea these were glass. I had assumed it was plastic. I'm very pleased that it's not just a cheap knock-off.

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    The Winterhilfswerk program ran from 1933 to 1945, during the winter months (October - March). The item could have been made at any time within that period. There won't be a way to nail down a specific date of manufacture, but you can rest easy knowing it's an authentic piece of history.

    Regards, B.B.
    ''Everyday you think of living. We are born to die, but I appreciate life. We live day by day, and I always say: yesterday is history, today's reality, and tomorrow's a dream.' -- Henry Flescher, Holocaust Survivor -- March 14, 1924 - August 29, 2018

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