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Wonderful 1952 USAF 21st Troop Carrier Sq. (Heavy) The "Bee Liners" Lighter Japanese-Made by Corona
ARTIFACT: Wonderful circa 1952 United States Air Force 21st Troop Carrier Squadron (Heavy) the "Bee Liners" Japanese-made cigarette lighter by Corona. The lighter features an enameled disc that shows a bumble bee carrying cargo and supplies and reads: "21st T.C.S. (H) BEE LINERS". The lighter was made while the squadron was located at Tachikawa in Japan. The front reads: "21st TROOP CARRIER SQDN (H) TACHIKAWA JAPAN" and the reverse shows the Squadron's nickname: "BEE liners" in red painted detail with a blank area for engraving. The bottom of the lighter shows the maker's mark: "CORONET CORONA M.F.G. CO."
VINTAGE: Circa 1952
SIZE: Approximately 2-1/16" x 1-3/4" x 3/8"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Chrome plated brass, enamel, paint, wick is missing
ATTACHMENT: Hinged push-top
MARKINGS: "CORONET CORONA M.F.G. CO." (on bottom), "CORONA" (on top, reverse)
ITEM NOTES: This is from a lighter collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MEJV16 LBFEX6/16
CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The lighter shows minor to moderate wear, wick is missing, much of the enamel and painted details remain intact.