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SCPODan's likes15 of 43Carved wood stylized WW1 machine gunner ash trayWWII lighter ?
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    Posted 8 years ago

    TeresaD
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    I have no info. About this I am asking for help with any info. you can give
    Its a Konwal Super Made in Japan The Info. on the Lighter is all that I have
    I’m looking for Its age ?? Where has it Traveled ??? Who did it belong to ???
    I had no luck So anything you give would help a lot

    THANK YOU

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    1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
      In my mind, any presention piece by a Vice-Admeral is pretty significant. You could contact the 7TH Fleet website and inquire about it.
      http://www.ctf74.navy.mil/engagements/7thfleetregion.htm
    2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
      uh...presentation piece !
    3. TeresaD TeresaD, 8 years ago
      If anyone can help please help looking for the age maybe what its worth anything will help I’m not the best when it comes to looking things up....


    4. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
      here's a picture of the guy...

      http://cgi.ebay.com/CINC-OF-THE-SEVENTH-U-S-FLEET-C-D-GRIFFIN-SIGNED_W0QQitemZ310272456937QQcategoryZ157000QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D15%26pmod%3D260695488113%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5253084595426746589
    5. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_D._Griffin

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Seventh_Fleet#Fleet_Commanders
    6. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Seventh_Fleet#Fleet_Commanders
    7. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
      Do you know how to "google
      ".
    8. TeresaD TeresaD, 8 years ago
      I’m not that good when it comes to the computer you have help a grate deal
      Thank you… now I only need to see if I can find out what it may be worth
    9. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
      You are good enough to find Collectors Weekly ! So go to the top of your screen and type in Google.com. When that page comes up there will be a box to type in.
      THAT is where you type you questions. If you don't know what to ask just type in what is on the item. The Admiral's name. The 7TH Fleet. Konwall Super. All these things will help you find out about it.

      Let me know if you get to Google.
    10. TeresaD TeresaD, 7 years ago
      Thank you all for the help
    11. Maj.D.King Maj.D.King, 7 years ago
      TeresaD,
      The Konwal (Zippo Wannabe's) are very rare and very collectable as they were the subject of many icons like the one on your lighter. I own a great number of lighters such as the Konwal, Zippo, and penguin. All of them have unique icons on them which makes them valuable to those who identify with those icons. Normally the icons comemerate an event, time, or naval vessel. Prices vary wildly but a norm seems to hover around $100 depending on how nostalgic the buyer is. Age of your lighter would be around 50-60 yrs.
    12. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      These lighters were also handed out as recognition for doing something well.

      Similar lighters were used by the Army and other services.

      Currently in US Army units (not sure about other services), the "unit coin" is used as a presentation piece for guests and to recognize achievement by personal.

      Scott

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