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    Nice surprise find

    I bought a couple of boxes of assorted items at an auction today knowing that there were 24+ pocket knives, 20+ older lighters, a couple old boxes of ammo and some junk. When I got home and started going through the contents I found this nice little surprise. A trench art lighter made from a 20mm mk-2 casing with a 1944 Half Penny soldered on the side and a 1944 Farthing on the top cap. This little gem should fit nicely in my Trench Art collection.

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    Re: Nice surprise find

    I like image 2 best. I guess because it shows both coins made into art. A real cool find. When I was a young boy my father machined a couple mercury dimes (removed everything around her head except coin rims) and made earings for my mom, I always thought that was the coolest gift. Dad ran his own tool and die shop by the way.

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    Re: Nice surprise find

    These are some of your best studio photos, Jon. Just out of curiosity, is the color of the subject reasonably accurate or did you use a creative color cast?

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    Re: Nice surprise find

    Thanks Mike. The color is really close to the actual patina on the piece. I tweaked it just slightly

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    Re: Nice surprise find

    ...and a couple of conversions.
    C&C most welcomed.

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    I know which is my favorite...which is yours??

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    Re: Nice surprise find

    Hi Jon - I like the second picture best of all - lovely colors. Of the conversions I want to like the third best (for the atmosphere), but I can make out the coins better in the second.

    Very nice find and shots!

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