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Santa Delivers Old Gold Cigarettes **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Tis the season … Craig shared this ad. Was on eBay until it sold. This was published in the December 19, 1942, issue of the Saturday Evening Post, pg 33.

You rarely see Santa delivering packs of Old Gold cigarettes to all the good boys and girls anymore.

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Camel Cigarette’s Jumpin Jeeps Ad

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This ad appeared on page 3 of the Daily News out of Middlesboro, Kentucky, on April 20, 1942 and the Wilmington Morning Star on April 21, 1942.


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Matchbook from the 1950s **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

I did some searches for Einar Lodahl, but only found an arena in Gilette named for him.

“Up for bids a 1 1/2″x 4” empty front striker matchbook from a 1950s Era Texaco Gas service station in Gillette, Wyoming and Jeep-Willys car dealer that used Havoline Motor Oil too-The RWB matchbook reads: “Hi-Way Service Willys-Jeeps Einar Lodahl Gillette, Wyoming” on front and pictures a can of Havoline motor oil with slogan: “Best Motor Oil your money can buy! Havoline Motor Oil Wear-Proofs Engines for longer life” on back-Inside is blank-Striker intact-Nice vintage item with only light wear.”

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1952 Baier Lighter **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $51.

Here’s a pretty good price on a Baier Lighter.

“This is a Vintage aluminum Jeep Willy cigarette lighter incised Baier on the front and Ges Gesch beneath and manufactured in Germany. In heavy cast aluminum, this unique WWII lighter measure 2 3/4″ long, 1 1/2″ high and 1 5/8″ wide. The lighter is in good condition with 4 rubber tread tires that spin and the rubber is appears unused. There are very small/short, shallow cracks radiating from the hubs on the front tires and on the spare.

The aluminum is a heavy guage and is in good condition for its age with some scratching, a few knicks and minimal tarnishing. The lighter does need some cleaning however I’ve left it untouched. The bottom panel slides out to reveal a clean compartment holding cotton material and allowing acces to the wick and filling with fluid.

In the actual lighter cavity on top of the lighter you will find a relatively clean compartment. The flip lid on this compartment operates easily. I have not tested the lighter and cannot speak to its usability.

This lighter was owned by only one gentleman, a WWII vet who acquired it while stationed in Germany.

These lighters were manufactured during WWII. The lighter is a 1948 design by Walter Baier who also patented. These lighters were meant as souvenirs for soldiers stationed primarily in Germany. It was designed to commemorate the Berlin airlift/blockade.”

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A Baier Flatfender Ashtray and Lighter Woods Cross, Ut **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $80.

Brett found this unusual (and perhaps commerative) lighter and ashtray.  I wanted to make sure and post this before it sold.  Note the red FC toy of some kind in the background as well.

“Interesting vintage WWII figural lighter. I believe it is a Willys Jeep pulling a small trailer that is the ashtray. I’m not sure if it’s made from steel or heavy cast aluminum. The tires are rubber and roll. The levers on the side, which look like door handles, make the lighter on the front of the hood pop up. On the top is a large medal that portrays the Berlin Blockade of the allied airlift of 1948-1949. The roof lifts up to reveal a compartment to hold cigarettes .. the short unfiltered type. Inside this compartment is the original paper label from the maker. W Baier ….. Ges. Gesch. The rest is in German, then US D 150078 patent pending. This Jeep is in very good condition, but there is a bit of oxidation on one side. The only piece missing is a small pole that would connect the trailer to the back of the Jeep. This Jeep is just one part of much larger collection. If you would like more information or pictures, feel free to contact me.”