WWI ITALIAN P.O.W. – Prisoner of War Wooden Cigarette Case

These types of items were made by Italian prisoners and sold to earn what little money was available.

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WWI Wooden Cigarette case, “Ricordo.  Prigionieri Di Guerra 1918 Italia.”  The translation is “I remember – Prisoner of War 1918 – Italy.” Found in this country, and probably brought back by an American soldier serving in Italy during the First War.

A finely crafted piece with staggered sections of wood that retract downward to open.

Fine condition.

Measures approx. 3.5″ x 3.75″

 

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Weight 1.25 lbs