Aeronautical Miscellaneous
Stock No. 3417
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RFC Trench Art Shell case - Click for the bigger picture

RFC Trench Art Shell case

This example, like the match box case we have listed today, carries a Royal Flying Corps NCO and Other Ranks cap badge engraving with laurel leaves, Kings Crown and RFC monogram to the front. The reverse is engraved with a four bladed propeller in somewhat naïve form with the dates 1912-18 below. The shell case, has been fired, is fully numbered on the base with P.D.P.s 190 and dated 9.16; it is also marked 37-85 and carries a logo of a small round bomb with flames above. We understand the P.D.Ps indicate it was made by Pinchart Denys, Paris (the largest manufacturer of shell casings in France), 37 confirms a 37 mm calibre, 85 represents 1885, the year this type of shell was first introduced, 190 the manufacturing lot number and the date of production is September 1916. We have priced this and the match box cover separately but we can offer a 10% discount if both items are purchased together. Measures 3.75" (9.5 cm)