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i collect pre 1950 plastic lighters and ww2 trench style lighters
9 years ago
ted - i forgot to mention most fakes are made in eastern europe.
ted - your lighter is a recent manufacture. all lighters with applied swastikas are made in last 20 years as fakes. search hitler anti-smoking and you will find he was against smoking. german scient...
scott- i do not see any painting design on the shell. anyway - if you do not prefer lighters then place a bid on item-# 190661861988. this item is as fake a trench art airplane that i've seen in 30 ye...
scott-an interesting item. it is not however made into anything. it is just an old shell marked with inscription. there is no craftsmanship or design whatsoever. to me-trench art means someone [basis ...
pop-that's all there is.
pop- 99% of actual ww2 trench lighters were produced from 1942 to about 1952. most of the miniature wartime figurals date from 1945-1948. this is based on the 1000 trench lighters i own- some having i...
walksoftley-actual ww2 trench art was produced by an expert in metal fabrication. i had a machinist expert from germany visit my home years ago and he could not figure out how all the items were actua...
scott-my motives are simple- to warn fellow collectors about the fakes that are proliferating on ebay and elsewhere. i apologize if you feel i singled you out. i am not picking on you but i get frustr...
scott-i posted 2 photos of fake lighters. every item in both photos was recently made. the other 2 antique people i know who make fake stuff-make them better than these. the people i know who make th...
scott-i have not seen any historical information documenting ww2 trench made items. i am not sure the ww2 seabee reference in jane kimballs book is accurate. if you have any-i am very interested. i wi...
walksoftly-you can see either solder or heat discoloration on the brass where all the parts are attached. this is a clear sign-its a fake. these type ww2 items were not made by soldiers and were not a...
scott-the first thing you need to know about ww2 trench-is most items were not made by soldiers. soldiers may of had the ability to make wooden objects or cloth items but they did not make brass - alu...
scott-i spoke with jane years ago. while a fabulous book-there are mistakes. as for actual proof-lets reverse it-prove to me it was made during the 1940's. you cannot just like i cannot prove its a fa...
your wifeu lighter is austrian made by TCW. TCW invented the flint in 1903 and were important makers of automatic lighters. this model dates circa mid 1930's. the 900 mark is the silver content of the...
scott-the same guy who made your fake-made the one you posted. as i mentioned in another note-actual ww2 trench art was not as crude as these bracelets. they mostly have well defined machined engravin...
scott-first-there is too much solder. ww2 trench items were not made by soldiers but in workshops. they were machined by artisans and are not as crude as fakes. vintage 1940's ww2 trench style items w...
T.G. -you are most welcome-larry
scott-these type bracelets are all recently made and not from ww2. they are poor copies of original wartime bracelets
scott-this is also a fake
scott-sorry to inform you but both your submarine trench items are fake. many interesting trench items on ebay are recently made.
your lighter is a brown & bigelow [minnesota] model from late 1940's. it was mostly utilized as a promotional advertising model but often found with liberty bell design.
your lighter is a mid 1940's eagle model very thin lighter made by harry negbaur of new york. it would of had lacquer enamel both top and bottom.
your unmarked lighter is a pocket petrol watchlighter manufactured by abraham pollak of new york circa late 1920's or early 1930's. they are quite common but collectible as it incorporates a watch.
the lighter is a mid 1930's japanese copy of a 1929 janvier quercia [french] automatic table lighter. this style mechanism was copied by both american and japanese makers and are quite common.
your lighter is a post ww2 trench style steel liftarm. its basic shape was copied from a parker beacon fancy shape lighter. it was made in a factory in north africa and is collectible.
your item was manufactured by one of the most important lighter manufacturers of the 20th century. it was made in asmara eritrea circa mid 1940's. it is formed by using buttons from raf flyer jackets ...
your lighter was manufactured in asmara eritrea by one of the most important lighter makers of the 20th century. it is a common shape but very collectible.
al -the thore lifetimer is a post ww2 solid block machined aluminum pocket petrol lighter. likely circa late 1940's. very nice with box and instructions.
the jeep is a baier lighter designed and patented by walter baier of germany in 1948-although it was likely first manufactured in 1945 or 1946. the jeep came in 2 sizes and were manufactured in hugh q...
this type mock coin lighter was designed by emil lieberman of new york in 1948. it is a copy of ww2 trench style coin lighters. these were made in japan from the 1950's thru 1960's and are very common...
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