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WWII German snuff box

Discussion in 'Other Militaria' started by harryflash, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. harryflash

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    Hi, first let me say what an interesting forum. I have always had an interest in WWII as like most people I had various Grandparents who served in war and there is some really good info on here!

    To be honest the main reason I found this site was I came across a German Snuff box at a recent auction I attend. I bought the item as I was interested in it, but Ideally to sell on. I run an ebay shop but can't list it there and wanted to pass it on to a collector who would appreciate it more than me and I found your site. I have no idea of value so I am open to offers if anyone is interested??

    I think its made of Pewter, its really tough. Pictures of it are posted here:

    http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc509/sestockers/DSC01287.jpg
    http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc509/sestockers/DSC01289.jpg
    http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc509/sestockers/DSC01290.jpg

    Please email me if you are interested.

    Thanks

    Matt
     
  2. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Errrrr....How much did you pay....I bought same at auction before xmas...We already have a thread on it matt
     
  3. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Didn't we do this already?
     
  5. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Yep we did...looks like someone else has been to auction too...I use mine as a tobacco box now....Gets some looks from others when I get it out and start filling pipe..A Bavarian whalebone type...All I need now is a pair of jackboots and they will string me up....Looks like this is an item doing the auction rounds in the UK then...
     
  6. harryflash

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    HI, Thanks for the replies. Disappointed that you think its not a genuine piece and seems strange that two similar items turn up in completely different parts of the country at the same time! :) I can see the markings you refer to on mine so it must be the same mould. Thanks for your responses!

    Matt
     
  7. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Its still a nice piece. I'm not at all upset at purchasing it.
     
  8. Wholehogmog

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    Hi Matt,


    Coincidentally I acquired an identical one in a house sale in south Wales UK which cost me £24 sterling. I understand that they are fairly common, but if you come across anything German from WW2 please contact me as I have just started collecting small miscellaneous items

    Lindsay
     
  9. Skipper

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    Hi Lindsay, I'm afraid the reason why this is so common is because it's not WW2 and probably made in China or Eastern Europe. I live in France and come across German relics all the time (see our newest militaria section).
     
  10. VonBond

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    These are a commonly seen fantasy item doing the rounds over the last couple of years. I have seen different variations of the design on the top and they often have a very worn "quote" from AH on the inside. They look nice but are not period originals.

    Jerry
     
  11. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    I feel conned...Adolf doesn't seem to have signed mine...
     

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