WW1 Trench Art Pencil.

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WW1 Trench Art Pencil.

Postby The Devils Bank » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:17 pm

Nice souvenir, probably brought back by a soldier at the end of WW1 (?) :-??

Fun little trench art bullet Pencil, I'm made up to get it, as I'm sure these must be quite rare now..

2 piece with casing bottom that reads F A 5 05.

(Frankford Arsenal (PA) May 1905).

Bullet is competely safe and free of any dangerous gun powder :ymapplause:

Excellent patriotic eagle on shield applied to shell.

Measures overall 3 1/4" long.
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Re: WW1 Trench Art Pencil.

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:12 pm

Very cool item to have Pete especially for a collector. Reminds me of my pen version I posted on Broadsword a good while back. Regards Mark

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Re: WW1 Trench Art Pencil.

Postby 85ronnies » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:20 pm

great find Pete, is this similar to the ones that came in the tin with the chocolate and what not? :ymblushing:
cheers Ronnie

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Re: WW1 Trench Art Pencil.

Postby Dave_Holden » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:53 am

Great little item Pete :thumbsup:

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Re: WW1 Trench Art Pencil.

Postby The Devils Bank » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:10 pm

85ronnies wrote:great find Pete, is this similar to the ones that came in the tin with the chocolate and what not? :ymblushing:
cheers Ronnie


That's the 1914 Princess Mary Christmas tin and all it's contents, Ron.

Quite similar, but no where near to the Silver tipped Bullet Pencil in the Christmas tin.

There was a standard smokers and non smokers version.

The non smokers version had the bullet pencil.

This one pictured above, I think was just a piece of trench art made by a soldier?

Pencils were carried by all the soldiers.

At the top of the bulet case, is a small hook/loop, so may be it was hung from a tunic for easy use..

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