Rare WWI USAS 25th Aero Squadron (aka Executioners) Decorated "Trench Art" Shell
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Rare WWI USAS 25th Aero Squadron (aka Executioners) Decorated "Trench Art" Shell

Code: afpg10025sq


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description

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LONG TRIP ALERT!!!
We are OUT OF THE OFFICE, and UNABLE TO SHIP for the Next FEW WEEKS!!!
We will be OUT OF THE OFFICE Leaving Tuesday 09/13/22 and will be UNABLE TO SHIP for a period of AT LEAST 3 THREE WEEKS!!
Once we leave, on TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13th, even though our office will have a skeleton staff, we will be UNABLE TO SHIP until our return in EARLY OCTOBER.
We will be HAPPY TO ACCEPT YOUR ORDERS during this time, and will promptly mark any ordered Artifacts as SOLD.
REGULAR SHIPPING will resume when we RETURN to the Office on or about WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5th.
SEE YOU AT THE MAX IN YORK, PA on SEPTEMBER 15TH, 16TH, & 17TH!

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts here on our site to add to your collection.
We look forward to serving your collecting needs, Ron & Kana


ARTIFACT: This is a rare World War I decorated "trench art" shell from the United States Air Service 25th Aero Squadron. 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). On one side, the shell has an engraved likeness of the squadron's mascot, a masked axe-yielding executioner, who was approved as the 25th's emblem in 1924.

VINTAGE: Circa World War I.

SIZE: Approximately 13-1/4" in height and 3-3/8" in diameter (at base).

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Brass.

ATTACHMENT: None.

MARKINGS: 75 DEC M.G.M. 443L.18 BX on bottom.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a trench art collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. TRBEX16 LCGEX3/16 psDAJX10/16 SCEJX05/19

CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): The shell has a handsome overall tarnish with some small dents and a piece of the lip missing.

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