I was hoping that someone might be able to assist me in identifying the markings on the shells that were used to make this container.
It was owned by Grandfather, who served in the Australian Army in WW2. However, he didn’t make it. My Dad believes that my Grandfather won it in some sort of gambling adventure, and that it was made by someone else.
The top has some sort of crest that I also have not yet been able to identify.
The outer area of the headstamp has the following markings:
A crown, with the initials AP underneath it. These two are enclosed in an oval, which is printed above a triangle
2 over 930 (like a fraction)
The inner area of the headstamp has the following markings:
CA (enclosed in an oval shape) II-35
18R (I think - it is hard to make this out, and the top side is covered by the crest)
there is also one other marking that I can’t make out