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Hi Guys

Not my area of collecting but can some kind member date and say which country used this shell.

 

The shell its self is a picture of a Hart in a forest, the base has 75 DEC  D926L  17D and there is a small F above the 75 DEC.

 

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Malc

 

 

 

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Here you are Malcolm,

 

75 mm de Cagne, 75mm field gun, the French M1897 I think.  D 17 = Dated 1917 and probably made by L for Loyer.

 

 

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Wow that was quick Jerry many thanks as I said not my area of collecting but a nice piece to have all the same.  :thumbup:

 

 

Your welcome Malcolm, this forum is big on helping each other whenever we can.

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I don't collect Trench art but I have a couple of pieces.

One was a gift from my in laws in the US made from a German case and a very fine example IMO

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and one I bought for the obvious reason, as its marked to the 38th Welsh division which is a German 7.7cm case from a 7.7 cm FK16 Field Howitzer, it is marked HL for the brass supplier Haniel Luege of Dusseldorf  6 and 27 bering inspectors marks and St for Sterk for  a strengthened case.

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Maybe not a surprise that both trench art cases I have are from German guns.

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My only example of trench art. Bedfordshire Regt. Match box holder and ashtray.

 

Graham

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This is my only example of "Trench Art" too, and it has been handed down from father to son in my family. However, the origins/story has been long forgotten.

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Marcus

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Not British or from the commonwealth but still some trench art.

Turning some of this: -

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Into this: -

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