Great 1950's Matson Lines Souvenir Lighter from the Steamship Matsonia
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Great 1950's Matson Lines Souvenir Lighter from the Steamship Matsonia

Code: ol50003mml


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description

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We will be OUT OF THE OFFICE from February 10 through February 23 2020.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts of interest here, but please be advised that we are OUT OF THE OFFICE from Monday February 10th through Sunday February 23rd, and we will be UNABLE TO SHIP during that period. During this time we will be traveling to, and displaying at, the 2020 SHOW OF SHOWS. We will be returning to the office on Monday 24 February and will RESUME SHIPPING at that time.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: Great, 1950's Matson Lines souvenir cigarette lighter from the Steamship Matsonia. The public shipping company was established in the late 1880's with initial routes to the Hawaiian Islands. The steamship was instrumental in the growth of Hawaii's tourism and economy. After WWII, Matson Navigation also operated a luxurious airline with routes between the Pacific Coast and Hawaii and pilots flew the Douglas DC-4 aircraft. However, Pan American World Airways ultimately caused Matson to end its air operations as a result of political pressure that resulted in the inability to obtain federal operating authority. The lighter features a raised, red enameled flag that shows the letter: "M" in the center of a white circle surrounded by six stars. Below the flag it reads: "MATSON LINES S S MATSONIA" in black engraved and painted detail.

VINTAGE: Circa 1950's.

SIZE: Approximately 2-3/16" x 1-3/8".

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Chrome plated brass, enamel, paint.

ATTACHMENT: Hinged lid.

MARKINGS: "JAPAN" on bottom

ITEM NOTES: This is from an ocean liner collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MAJX16 LHEX3/16 SHEX05/19

CONDITION: 6+ (Fine - Very Fine): The souvenir shows moderate to heavy wear, some of the enamel and painted details remain intact.

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