WWII TOBACCO TIN: WERNER GRODDE: SOLD!

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WWII TOBACCO TIN: WERNER GRODDE

 

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GRODDE WERNER

 

A very interesting personal and personalised artefact dating to WWII is this brass tobacco tin which was excavated in what used to be Eastern Prussia. The tin bears the name of Grodde, Werner, who won a number of awards during the Second World War including the Knights Cross (http://en.ww2awards.com/person/23385).

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WWII TOBACCO TIN: WERNER GRODDE

The tin, which is made of brass, has the following inscribed on one side: GRODDE, WERNER Hptm. Kdr. 11\A.R. 13(l). Grodde was a Captain and Commander of Artillery Regiment 13, Luftwaffe. The tobacco tin is hand-made, possibly from an old munitions shell. It has a hinged lid and a small lip at the front to facilitate opening. On the inside of the lid there is a hand-engraved image of a helmet, superimposed onto a crossed sword and laurel leaf. On the outside of the case, scratched into the lid and base are words in Cyrillic script, which, I have been told, is something abusive in Russian. The date 1943 can be clearly seen scratched into the lid also.

The object measures approximately: 3 1/2ins width x 2 3/4ins depth x 3/4ins height (9cm x 6cm x 2cm).

All offers for the purchase of this item should be made by email to: skelets@btinternet.com.

 

Please type ‘GRODDE’ in the subject row of your email.

Many thanks for your interest …