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FREE: Match-King Vintage Striker Cigarette Lighter - Statue of Liberty & Shield

Match-King Vintage Striker Cigarette Lighter - Statue of Liberty & Shield
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Description

The listing, Match-King Vintage Striker Cigarette Lighter - Statue of Liberty & Shield has ended.

Untested and As-Is
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I recently acquired an estate dating back to the 1800s.
I will be listing much more each day. I don't have time to adequately research everything.

My loss is your gain. Please fan me to see more cool old stuff every day. Will do 0 start bid as often as possible.

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tags: vintage, collection, collectible, jewelry, gold, silver, precious, retro, lighter, matches, watches, scrap, junk, lot, cigarette, american
Questions & Comments
Original
Seriously, your seriously bringing sexism into this? You humans are just, Christ your annoying. I'm still gonna bid on it, you idiots can go elsewhere.
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May 26th, 2019 at 1:36:44 PM PDT by
Original
To clarify:
I bought an old house in South Dakota. Title abstracts show it was built in mid 1800s.
The house is full of old stuff, most of it dating from 1850 through 1950.

My intentions are not to spend so much time on each item. I thought I could save time and research If I just post with 0 start bid, and let Listia community engage and share what they know. Instead I find myself spending too much time fending off these libelous attacks.

I would hate to have to start blocking people and hiding comments, but I may have to choose between that and setting higher start bids.

Anyone can go and look at my other auctions, and it will be obvious I have a bunch of vintage items, and not chinese knock offs.
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May 26th, 2019 at 2:10:01 PM PDT by
Original
I'm not trying to burst anyones bubble but this item looks to be incomplete or altered while being repaired. The statue of liberty is not period for this item. Something is off on this piece. Anyway good luck to any bidder but be cautious of items looking like vintage but are just knock offs
May 24th, 2019 at 7:10:12 PM PDT by
Original
The flint striker along the side is no longer there. But it is authentic and very old. Not a knock off. You can look up the patent numbers, and compare to other Match-King lighters from this era.
May 24th, 2019 at 7:14:41 PM PDT by
Original
I stand by my comment. The etching of the statue of liberty is wrong and looks to be altered. Just because a item has a date does not make it valuable if it's missing pieces and altered. Look at other match king pictures. You will see an authentic one pictured all over the internet. Where is the wearing of metal, scratches on lady liberty. Dude you are so off on this item. It has to be a knock off
May 24th, 2019 at 7:22:40 PM PDT by
Original
This was made before much of the world was industrialized enough to be even be able to even make knock offs.
I don't know exact date, but would estimate this was made before WW2. Probably in the 30s

I won't make any guarantee of value, but can guarantee it's not a knock off.
May 24th, 2019 at 7:29:48 PM PDT by
Original
China makes knock-offs of anything. From gold bar junk, silver coin replicas. You are not understanding your market. An estate sale only would sell junk like this as a bundle of other junk. Its worthless no matter the replication of mint mark.
May 24th, 2019 at 7:33:36 PM PDT by
Original
China as we know it didn't exist at the time this was manufactured.
At the time they were embroiled in civil war and Japanese occupation. They had no manufacturing capacity or focus enough to begin counterfeiting USA cigarette lighters.

If you don't appreciate history and the goods from past time periods, this probably isn't the auction for you.
May 24th, 2019 at 7:42:51 PM PDT by
Original
Heck it can be fake, the objects still gonna do what it was made to. And besides its not like having one item that could be counterfeit causes any problems anyway.
May 26th, 2019 at 1:15:36 PM PDT by
Original
It's not fake.
But I can't say it will work, it's very old and untested. Wouldn't recommend using it. It is a collectors item.
May 26th, 2019 at 1:34:02 PM PDT by
Default avatar m
thank you Melissamayerson for exposing this fraud on listia, I almost bid gin on this fraud. The statue of liberty was made in 1880 and dedicated in 1886 .the Chinese people who were Americans knew all about it and knew all about counterfeiting.you admit that there are pieces missing from this thing.it does not work and will never work.it does not match the pictures of a real one on the internet.someone sold you a estate sale counterfeit.you were fooled by someone.you can not fool a girl ,but boys are so easy to fool.
May 26th, 2019 at 1:24:20 PM PDT by
Original
It's a not a fraud. It's more like some people are actively trying to sabotage my listings.

Again, this lighter was made in early to mid 1930s. If you know anything about time period, you'd realize it's silly to think the Chinese would be making fake American cigarette lighters.
May 26th, 2019 at 1:31:52 PM PDT by
Default avatar m
Do you accept other forms of payment?
Jun 2nd, 2019 at 3:00:36 AM PDT by
Original
Only Listia Credits. If you don't have enough to bid, you can buy more with card or crypto.
Jun 2nd, 2019 at 7:49:31 AM PDT by
Original
Fake
Jun 6th, 2019 at 6:55:27 PM PDT by
Original
Absolutely not fake. I 100% guarantee it. Please see previous comments.
Jun 6th, 2019 at 6:56:45 PM PDT by

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