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Lot 3685
Rare Original German WW2 Ostfront Cross.
Trench art, 1942. The item has a normal wear.
Original, not reproduction. The item is perfect for museum or private collection. It is a very rare and unique item because its made in one sample.
Size: 33 x 33 x 2 mm. Please note: last image is for sample only.
Estimate price: $150 - $200. Please don't hesitate make us an offer.
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WIKIPEDIA: Trench art is any decorative item made by soldiers, prisoners of war, or civilians where the manufacture is directly linked to armed conflict or its consequences. It offers an insight not only to their feelings and emotions about the war, but also their surroundings and the materials they had available to them. There is much evidence to prove that some trench art was made in the trenches, by soldiers, during war. In With a Machine Gun to Cambrai, George Coppard tells of pressing his uniform buttons into the clay floor of his trench, then pouring molten lead from shrapnel into the impressions to cast replicas of the regimental crest. Chalk carvings were also popular, with contemporary postcards showing carvings in the rocky outcrops of dug-outs. Many smaller items such as rings and knives were made by soldiers either in front line or support trenches, especially in quieter parts of the line. Wounded soldiers were encouraged to work at crafts as part of their recuperation, with embroidery and simple forms of woodwork being common.

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Used

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$84.00

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Original German WW2 Ostfront Cross, 1942

Estimate $150 - $200
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$84
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