Featured I believe this is Trench Art from WWII, any other ideas?

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  1. necollectors

    necollectors Active Member

    IMG_20191110_073441_907.jpg I believe is solid aluminum, from WWII Trench art. The owner was in the Battle of the Bulge. I can't figure if it is a Spitfire or a Heinkel He? And what is its purpose? A decoration? A paperweight? Any thoughts and possible value? Thanks guys!
     
  2. MyrtleBeach55

    MyrtleBeach55 Member

    Really cool looking piece. I have sold some trench art in the past but never seen anything as machined looking as that. Wondering if it was possibly a prototype of some sort. Looks too smooth in the pics to be trench art but very well could be. More pics would be great if possible.
     
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  3. necollectors

    necollectors Active Member

    Ok I thought it may be a prototype as well. The owner was an Engineer for defense contractors in the 1940-80's. BUT he was in the Battle of the Bulge as well. He was an artist as a hobby, he was very good. I was having issues uploading photos keeps giving error message too large. But I have up loaded before with no problems.
     
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  4. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    You'll need to resize.
    Are they on your phone?
    Email to yourself as Medium, save, then post from there.
     
  5. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    What's the size of the plane?? Just curious! BTW, Cute 'lazy dog' Avatar!!!
     
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  6. Touchdry

    Touchdry Well-Known Member

    I thought this was an identification thing. I've seen a WWII picture of an intelligence officer showing a model of a specific aircraft to pilots ... just can't think where ... maybe in my Dad's album - long gone!
     
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  7. necollectors

    necollectors Active Member

    The size of the plane is 5" long 6" at wing span. Still having a hard time uploading photos.
     
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  8. necollectors

    necollectors Active Member

    Ty...My dog is comical...makes me laugh! The plane is 5" long and 6 " wide at wings
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    only one plane has those big fat beautiful wings like that !!
     
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  11. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Pics need to be under 1MB.
     
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  12. necollectors

    necollectors Active Member

    That might be it! What plane is that!
     
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  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Spitfire..........

    spitmkjhc.jpg
     
  14. necollectors

    necollectors Active Member

    Finally! Here is the flip side! IMG_20191110_184326_896 (2).jpg
     
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  15. necollectors

    necollectors Active Member

    Yes looks like it! Now the question is...is this trench art, or a prototype?
     
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  16. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  17. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    trench art sounds right...
     
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  18. necollectors

    necollectors Active Member

    TY...ok guys...a Spitfire well made:) trench art. He was in the Battle of the Bulge...sounds right? What value would you place on this?
     
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  20. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    I wouldn’t call it trench art as the average soldier couldn’t make it. Also it isn’t any recognizable military discard, a primary determinant of trench art.
     
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