Offered for sale is a vintage sterling silver lighter, probably made in Japan ca. 1950s. This lighter is similar in style to a very famous lighter whose name I cannot mention here (let’s call it Brand Z). The lighter features a fancy hand-engraved bamboo design on both sides, with a gold finish on the engravings. The lighter is marked Sterling 950 on the case bottom. The lighter is in mint, unfired condition, and comes with its original wooden box. Although lighters of this type are rather common, it is very rare to find them with the gold finish intact and in their original boxes. Needs only flint and fluid to work. You can own this great vintage silver lighter, for $259.99.
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