Circa 1947-1950 US Air Force 51st Fighter Group Lighter by Penguin
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Circa 1947-1950 US Air Force 51st Fighter Group Lighter by Penguin

Code: afpg30001

$145.00




Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a cigarette lighter by Penguin for the United States Air Force 51st Fighter Group during the Japanese occupation years. Lighter bears an enameled shield insignia with winged horse reading "Deftly and swiftly". Reverse of lighter bears engraving of Okinawa.

VINTAGE: Circa 1947-1950.

SIZE: 2-1/4" in height by 1-1/2" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Chrome-plated brass with enameled and black painted details.

ATTACHMENT: N/A.

MARKINGS: "HIGH QUALITY LIGHTER – "PENGUIN" – NO. 19531" maker's mark on bottom.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Japanese occupation era lighter collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay VAJX97 LAAEX05/10 SLADEX04/19

CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): Needs new flint and fluid to be operational. Some yellowing, slight surface dings and minimal chipping of enamel.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.