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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We are IN THE OFFICE from February 24 through March 13 2020, but will have LIMITED SHIPPING ABILITIES during that time.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts of interest here, but please be advised that we will have LIMITED SHIPPING ABILITIES in the coming weeks: We ARE in THE OFFICE from Monday 24 February through Friday 13 March, BETWEEN attending this year's SHOW OF SHOWS in Louisville, KY, and the BALTIMORE ANTIQUE ARMS SHOW in Timonium, MD, BUT we will have LIMITED SHIPPING ABILITIES during this period, as SOME of our Merchandise is Currently in Lock-Down in Louisville. If you place an order we will alert you IMMEDIATELY if there will be a DELAY in SHIPPING. We will be returning to the office on Monday 30 March and will RESUME Normal SHIPPING at that time.
Thank you, 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.