Auction 100

Lot 180:

WWI GERMAN GAS BOMB BOTTLE CAPS (15)

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Start price: $50

Estimated price: $100 - $200

VAT: On commission only

Fifteen (15) original WWI German glass bottle stoppers which were used to seal glass bottles containing chemical warfare agents such as diphenylchlorarsine and diphenylcyanoarsine, known as Blue Cross, the bottles were embedded in the explosives of artillery shells marked with a ‘Blue Cross’ for the 77mm field gun. Germany first used chemical weapons during the early days of the battle of Ypres, Belgium. Very good.

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