Ext. Rare WWI Trench Art Shell for the 25th Aero Sq. "Headsmen" with a British S.E. 5 #21
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Ext. Rare WWI Trench Art Shell for the 25th Aero Sq. "Headsmen" with a British S.E. 5 #21

Code: afpg10001aes


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Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Extremely rare WWI trench art shell for the 25th Aero Squadron, "Headsmen" with a British S.E. 5 #21 engraved on the shell. Known as "The Executioners", the 25th was stationed in France for a few weeks before being equipped with any airplanes. They finally received some Royal Air Force S. E. 5s and completed one mission on the day before the Armistice was signed (November 11, 1918). The shell, which is a French 75mm artillery shell, is decorated with a full RAF S. E. 5 aircraft on one side: the plane is numbered 21 and looks to have MARIETTA on the nose. This is possibly a link to the original owner. Unique! The shell reads "e;25 AS"e; on the opposite side.

VINTAGE: Circa WWI.

SIZE: Approximately 13-1/2" x 3-1/2".

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Brass.

ATTACHMENT: N/A.

MARKINGS: '75 DEC PD DS 1382 L 17 N''.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Air Service collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MABEX13 VHIEX2/13 SGJJX1/14 TRDJX14 LHIEX12/14 SHIEX2/15 TRAJJX16 LHIEX10/16 psLIBEX10/16 SHJJX05/19

CONDITION: 9- (Excellent+): Shell shows very little wear, brass is bright and details are excellent.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.