Holidays for Heroes - Trench Art Hip Flask - Ends 29/5/10

Discussion in 'Charity Auctions' started by Grownup_Rafbrat, May 23, 2010.

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  1. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thanks to two amazingly generous arrsers, we are able to re-auction the hip flask, enhanced by a holder in 'WW1 Trench Art Style'. MWL946 donated the flask back to us. The holder has been made by DB216LOKDVR and uses new 'aged' light tan leather (complete with range marks and imperfections etc), and contrasting dark brown buckle strap, copper rivets and brass fitting i.e. Sam Browne fastening and brass buckle. (All items available from the stores or scrap in WW1). The item is rivetted and not sewn due being like those made in the forward trenches.

    This is a copy of one handed down from WW1, made for an Officer by his Orderly, when it was acceptable for the 'lads' to have a 'nip' before going over the top, and a larger 'nip' if they managed to achieve thier objective.

    All the parts are hand cut, and the rivets are hand bashed too.

    The auction will end next Saturday, 29th May, at 6 p.m. and as usual, money raised goes to the MDN Hamster Fund.

    Please bid high for this wonderful and unique item.
     

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  2. Spanish_Dave

    Spanish_Dave LE Good Egg (charities)

  3. £40 :D
     
  4. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thanks, guys. This is a brilliant item, and if I hadn't just had to have new disks and brakes on the car, I'd be bidding too!
     
  5. I know I'm a big lad, but you didn't need to uprate the brakes for when you pick me up from the station :lol:
     
  6. £60
     
  7. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Thank you, Bossdog. :)
     
  8. 80 quid
     
  9. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    And another thank you, Gadgwah. :)
     
  10. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    :)

    Sadly it's a 'wear and tear' problem, but I'll now know to look out for a large joker!
     
  11. mwl946

    mwl946 LE Good Egg (charities)

    Shameless bump :D
     
  12. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    So, at £80 with Gadgwah. Any more offers please?
     
  13. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    A Tuesday lunchtime [​IMG]
     
  14. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Still at £80, for this lovely item....
     
  15. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Not long to go now; this would be an absolute bargain at £80! Let's have some more bids, please.