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German lighter - what do i have here?

Article about: Hi, I have been offered these items. I mainly collect US items so I am not well versed in TR items. Anyway, what do I have here with this lighter? Thank you in advance.

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    Default German lighter - what do i have here?

    Hi,
    I have been offered these items.
    I mainly collect US items so I am not well versed in TR items.
    Anyway, what do I have here with this lighter?
    Thank you in advance.
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    The lighters are modern items, never were used during wartime. Nothing for real collectors, more for tourists, "patriotic Germans" or simply neo-Nazis.

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    Park lighters were started in the middle thirties and a cheap knock off of a "Zippo" IMO... Someone has added a 5 Reichmark to this and another TR symbol... Probably a tie clip / hat device or otherwise to enhance the item.... Junk..
    I'd rather be A "RaD Man than a Mad Man "

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    I would say the Hindenburg coin is a fake too. Compare the structure of the face with a real Reichsmark coin. There are many mistakes. I dont know, if coin and lighter are one part or the coin was added later. Its possible, that it is one full fake part, which was painted with black color.

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    I would not say the lighter is junk, it's an official procured ww2 lighter for the American armed forces.

    http://www.leagle.com/decision/19572...NITED%20STATES

    "Prior to World War II, petitioner manufactured miners' lamps and cigarette lighters. Because of the scarcity of lighters, a procurement specialist for the Quartermaster General requested in 1944 that petitioner manufacture "Zippo"-type lighters, the type in greatest demand among members of the Armed Forces."

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    @duska: Yes Park Sherman made lighters with that look during wartime, but the shown lighters are not original. Compare a photo (not just an old commerical) of an original Park lighter with the shown copy above. You will fast find the differences of manufature.

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    Thank you all for the responses.

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    When I say "Junk" I mean a period item that has ben embellished to represent a piece that had some value before being messed with... G
    I'd rather be A "RaD Man than a Mad Man "

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    here is my 2 cents worth, it is called trench art, I have a few USA lighters with coins added on along with badges, servicemens names and service numbers. did you buy the lighter ?

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