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Trench Art 1940s Arab Israeli War Of Independence Aluminum Metal Cigarette Case Skull Cross Bones Hand Engraved Slobodan Ili Smrt El Arish

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Trench Art 1940s Arab Israeli War Of Independence Aluminum Metal Cigarette Case Skull Cross Bones Hand Engraved War Memorabilia Sloboda Ili Smrt El Arish Egypt Sinai Peninsula Serbia Macedonia Original authentic vintage trench art cigarette case. Dated 1949, this item is an original aluminum cigarette case that has a bold cutout of a skull and crossbones, highlighted with a dark black background. Fine fish scale engraving surrounds the skull and crossbones. Below this is a sweeping band of hand engraved lettering that reads "SLOBODA ILI SMRT EL ARISH 30-X-1949", which means "Liberty or Death". El Arish, a town on the Sinai Peninsula, is where much fighting in the 1948-1949 Israeli War Of Independence occurred. The front of the case has a hand engraved checkerboard pattern with leaf fauna imposed over it. On the backside of the case is a desert scene of a man riding a camel, palm trees, a row of pyramids and the blazing sun. There is a push button opener on the right side that springs the case open and reveals a strong hinge on the other side. Inside the case is a border of scale etching around either side and a stretch trim on both sides that was meant to hold the cigarettes so that they would not fall out when the case was opened. Measures 5" x 3-1/4" x 3/4". In great original vintage condition. Latch is tight and works well, clean interior, interior stretch trim has lost most of it's stretch, oxidation on case back. Very unique memorabilia item from an important historical time.
Trench Art 1940s Arab Israeli War Of Independence Aluminum Metal Cigarette Case Skull Cross Bones Hand Engraved War Memorabilia Sloboda Ili Smrt El Arish Egypt Sinai Peninsula Serbia Macedonia Original authentic vintage trench art cigarette case. Dated 1949, this item is an original aluminum cigarette case that has a bold cutout of a skull and crossbones, highlighted with a dark black background. Fine fish scale engraving surrounds the skull and crossbones. Below this is a sweeping band of hand engraved lettering that reads "SLOBODA ILI SMRT EL ARISH 30-X-1949", which means "Liberty or Death". El Arish, a town on the Sinai Peninsula, is where much fighting in the 1948-1949 Israeli War Of Independence occurred. The front of the case has a hand engraved checkerboard pattern with leaf fauna imposed over it. On the backside of the case is a desert scene of a man riding a camel, palm trees, a row of pyramids and the blazing sun. There is a push button opener on the right side that springs the case open and reveals a strong hinge on the other side. Inside the case is a border of scale etching around either side and a stretch trim on both sides that was meant to hold the cigarettes so that they would not fall out when the case was opened. Measures 5" x 3-1/4" x 3/4". In great original vintage condition. Latch is tight and works well, clean interior, interior stretch trim has lost most of it's stretch, oxidation on case back. Very unique memorabilia item from an important historical time.

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Trench Art 1940s Arab Israeli War Of Independence Aluminum Metal Cigarette Case Skull Cross Bones Hand Engraved Slobodan Ili Smrt El Arish

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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: Vintage Trench Art, War Memorabilia, Hand Cut, And Etched, Aluminum Case
  • Feedback: 337 reviews
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