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Trench Art : French 37 mm shell lighters. My grandfather brought a 37 mm shell home with him. I still have it. Looks almost identical to the one on the far left.

My grandfather brought a 37 mm shell home with him. Looks almost identical to the one on the far left.

Three lighters. Left: Book type lighter made from scrap brass. Engraved 'Verdun 1918' with zig-zag work background. Reverse side with floral work and shield and zig-zag background. 2 5/8" long by 13/4" wide. Center: Round lighter made with round 'Gott Mit Uns' roundels from German belt buckles. 21/2" high by 2" wide. Right: Cartridge lighter made from small cartridge or rifle cleaning kit cylinder. Engraved on bottom half ' H L' with floral motif and'1914 15  16 17' in four-leaf clover with…

Left: Book type lighter made from scrap brass. Engraved 'Verdun with zig-zag work background.

Breaking down the images on a dollar bill. We've done pennies, nickels & quarters - maybe it's time for a dollar unit! (boy approved)

*The Dollar bill, I just thought this was interesting. Just a fun fact sheet. Breaking down the images on a dollar bill. We've done pennies, nickels & quarters - maybe it's time for a dollar unit!

Shell casing flower vase made from French 75mm shell.  Floral motif with grapes and grape leaves. Top scalloped incorporating leaf patterns. Engraved leaves with embossed background. Shell dated 1916 on headstamp.  12" tall.

Shell casing flower vase made from French shell. Floral motif with grapes and grape leaves. Engraved leaves with embossed background. Shell dated 1916 on headstamp.

Trench Art Ashtrays

Trench Art Ashtrays

vase Made From Bullets | TRENCH ART VASES | Vases Sale

vase Made From Bullets | TRENCH ART VASES | Vases Sale

Shell casing flower vase made from French 75mm shell.  Poppy motif and 'Argonne' in relief with embossed background.  Scalloped top and twisted fluting on bottom half of shell casing.  Shell dated 1916 on headstamp.  13 1/2" tall.

Shell casing flower vase made from French shell. Poppy motif and 'Argonne' in relief with embossed background. Scalloped top and twisted fluting on bottom half of shell casing. Shell dated 1916 on headstamp.

Images: Trench art transformed symbols of death into items of beauty ~ Trench art was typically made from brass artillery shell and bullet casings, but it took special talent to fashion them into works of art. Handout photo, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum

Images: Trench art transformed symbols of death into items of beauty

WW1 Trench Art Dinner Gong on stand made from First World War Shell 1918 | eBay

Trench Art Dinner Gong on stand made from First World War Shell 1918

Capper artillery shell casings decorated with copper sun, stars, the Ten Commandments tablets and the skyline of Jerusalem. Description from copper.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Capper artillery shell casings decorated with copper sun, stars, the Ten…

Mgnificiant WW1 Large Trench Art Shell Case Decorated Butterfly & Flowers 1917

Fossil Machine 3-Hand Date Leather Watch

Mgnificiant WW1 Large Trench Art Shell Case Decorated Butterfly & Flowers 1917

WWII P-38 Lightning Trench Art VERY similar to the one I had in the family.

WWII P 38 Lightning Trench Art Bullets Shells Casings 50 Ciliber Ashtray

WW1 trench art German 1915 shell with Belgian lion & "Ypres" in Collectables, Militaria, World War I (1914-1918) | eBay

WW1 trench art German 1915 shell with Belgian lion & "Ypres"

trench art German 1915 shell with Belgian lion & "Ypres" in Collectables, Militaria, World War I

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