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

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

Code: ol50003mml

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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.