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WWII TRENCH ART BOX W/85tH BOMB SQUADRON PATCH INSIGNIA

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** VERY NICE ** WWII TRENCH ART BOX WITH INLAID 85tH BOMB SQUADRON INSIGNIA This offering is for an original WWII Soldier Made Trench Art Box. The box is made of wood to resemble a stack of books. On the lid of the box the soldier inlaid the first, and unofficial version insignia, of the 85th Bombardment Squadron (47th Bomb Group) as well as "MOTHER". Apparently the crewman made the box as a gift for his mother, bet she was tickled pink. The box measures app. 9½" by 4½" by 5¼". The insignia features the squardons tuxedo wearing skeleton holding a champaign glass is his hand while riding in a bomb and smoking a cigar. The later, official version of the patch that was adopted in 1944, features a nearly identical image with the wine glass replaced by a revolver. The insignia is inlaid in variously colored and dyed wood pieces, with app. 20 pieces in total and the wrod Mother is inlaid as well. The condition is as seen below. The lid of the box is in very sound, beautifully displaysable condition. The rest of the box though is put together rather crudely. The enterior cloth lining is long gone and there are tape stips present on the sides and back that need to be removed. I'm thinking the box may have come apart at some point and mom may have put it back together rather sloppily. Anyway, please see the photo's both above and below for a good first hand look at the overall condition. This great soldier made box with the insignia of the 85th bomb group will make an excellent addition to someone's collection, shouldn't it be yours!!! If any further assistance is needed click the following link AmericasPride@charter.net and write me with any questions you may have and I will respond ASAP. International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. We like you to be able to bid with confidence, so we offer a return policy on all of our merchandise. If the item you purchase is not as described and or pictured simply e-mail us as to your desire to return the item within three days of reciept and we will refund the purchase price no questions asked. Our guarantee is not however, intended to cover buyer remorse, please read the description and examine the ample photo's we provide prior to placing your bid. If additional photo's are needed or you have need of answers to questions we do not address we will be happy to supply them. The buyer will pay a fixed amount of $ 10.00 for Priority Mail and we will include insurance at no additional cost. Shipping charges for overseas buyers will be determined after the conclusion of the auction and will depend upon how the buyer wants the item shipped plus insurance fees involved. Out of country buyers must pay by Paypal. WE USUALLY SEND OUR INVOICE WITHIN 1 HOUR OF THE AUCTIONS ENDING. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE IT PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL OR DELETED ITEMS FOLDER. We thank you for your time! We hope you enjoy the following pictures! CLICK HERE TO VIEW OTHER AUCTIONS BY AMERICA'S PRIDE ** THANK YOU! **

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