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Recent activity106242 of 109557MORE FENTON HOBNAIL PIECES FROM MY COLLECTIONThis is an old coca cola beverage cooler made by beverage air any idea of value it has a stainless top and two stainless doors
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Posted 4 years ago

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ksharvey
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I know it's a lighter! Very heavy, could be brass. 4 1/2" x 2 1/4. Bamboo engraving. No markings indicating any info. Does anyone have a clue to solve this mystery?

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  1. imander imander, 4 years ago
    lovely looking item, i would suggest that it is brass and looks to me like a piece of trench art, probably made from some kind of artillary shell
    ian
  2. ksharvey, 4 years ago
    Wow. I'm thrilled to get a response. Haven't a clue about trench art. Will have to do some research. Thanks for giving me a place to start. I'm curious about it's value too.
    ksh
  3. imander imander, 4 years ago
    good luck in your research, i'm no expert thats just my opinion on it but hopefully it is. as to value well that depends on age condition etc....
    good luck
    ian
  4. Jac In The Box, 4 years ago
    Hi the lighter is WWII (trench Art) and is made of aluminium. They were normally made by machine engineers out of spare and scrap parts. The Bamboo engraving will more lightly have been done by a local street artist. Soldiers would often get their own lighters engraved with personal messages or images. Different designs can be seen from different countries but this looks very much like engraving done in Japan.
  5. ksharvey, 4 years ago
    AHA! Nice to know more about this lighter. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

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