This was posted on Facebook. It looks pretty early based on the logo design.
It’s not perfect, but is a good price.
“Solid aluminum cigarette lighter. Lighter on the hood, cigarette holder under roof. Has attachable trailer that is an ashtray.
This item made by Ges-Gesch, a German company, & was made right after WWII & only sold on U.S. Army bases in Germany.
These aren’t real rare but seldom come on market because sought after by tobacco item collectors.
Trailer tires are missing but in good shape & still displays really well.”
Here are two Matchbooks available on eBay.
1. Havoline Motor Oil Matchbook w/ Jeep: View all the information on eBay
2. Camp Sutton w/ Jeep Matchbook Cover: View all the information on eBay
This matchbook highlights Fort Knox and depicts a jeep and a tank.
“VINTAGE 40 FRONT STRIKE MATCH COVER.”
These jeep pipes don’t appear very often. You can view two other examples here.
“Vintage 1940’s 50’s WWII US Army Jeep Unused Walnut Pipe The Jeep France.
The pipe measures 2 1/4″ long by 1 1/2″ wide. This pipe was from a collection of a man who was in
WWII. The pipe us used and in very nice and clean. Please look over pictures and feel free to ask questions. See our other item now on eBay form his collection.”
I’ve seen a variety of jeep matchbook covers, but I believe this is the first with a military theme. It doesn’t seem to be advertising anything either.
Here’s another army jeep lighter for sale out of Great Britain. This one includes a stand.
“table lighter built into a chrome U.S. army jeep or ‘ willys jeep ‘ – the jeep is fixed to a cut brass plate and stands next to an inert ordnance round sign which has been stamped with the name of the town BASTOGNE, which played a large part in the battle of the bulge, 1944.
The jeep is all cast metal – quite detailed – the lighter is built into the seating area and simply pulls out – the brass plate it stands upon looks like it was a section of a large grandfather clock watch face – the section measures 8 inches across – fixed to the rear of the jeep the round with the brass Bastogne sign.”
This one sold for $46.60 on 09/27/2014. It didn’t include the stand.
“Up for auction is a vintage art deco Jeep cigarette lighter in a Pewter color in excellent condition. The lighter is being sold in working order, but , it was part of a collection, it may have not been used in a while. I have checked everything before listing. It will be shipped empty, per USPS requirements. Please be aware that it should only simply require a topping of fuel to get it going. Strike lever has strong action and flame adjuster turns easily, There is flint in the chamber.Jeep measures 4″ long and is 2″ wide and weighs 1lb. Low starting bid at $9.99 & no reserve, You will like this lighter.”
This flattie illustration has an unusually long stretched rear.
I’ve seen these in chrome, but never in gold.
“Gold Jeep vintage ashtray in excellent condition. $85.00 OBO.”
Amazing that this survived.
“VINTAGE WILLYS JEEP ADVERTISING MATCHBOOK COVER — MADE IN JAFFREY NEW HAMPSHIRE SOLD IN PERU WRITTEN IN SPANISH –WORLD WAR TWO ERA — STANDARD SIZE -”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $50
Not in perfect condition, but is better priced than others I’ve seen.
“This item is in good vintage condition. Press the handle to make the lighter pop up. Top of the jeep opens to hold cigarettes and the wagon serves as an ashtray.
I have not cleaned it as I don’t want to damage it in any way.
It will need to be fueled up and have a flint installed.”
UPDATE: Was $100. **SOLD**
“This is a solid metal table lighter, ashtray and cigarette holder. Made in Germany in 1950. If interested,”
I can’t imagine there are too many of these matchbook covers left.
“Oil is Ammunition – Use It Wisely, Havoline Motor Oil, Slim’s Garage & Tire Shop, Phone 270, Texaco Products, East Brewton, Escambia County, Alabama MatchbookNo town is indicated but I found a reference to this guy’s garage at the web site shown here.”
Marc spotted this unusual matchbook cover.
Marc spotted this Schneider matchbook on ebay.
Here’s an old Colorado Texaco Matchbook cover from Seibert, Colorado.
“You are bidding on: Matchcover Seibert CO Bill’s Texaco Gasoline Service Willys Jeeps Phone 26. 1948 Name on inside cover.”
Here’s another matchbook with Jeep advertising.
“Culloden Sales Company, Naples, FL, Jeep and Avis Rent A Car Matchcover”
With acres of parts, it sounds like Howbill’s might have been a great place to explore.
“Matchbook cover, has striker, no matches. light wear, nice condition.”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.
Here’s a Baier lighter and Ashtray.
“Vintage Baier Germany Ges Gesch 1950’s Lighter Truck Jeep w/ Wagon Ashtray. Length with the wagon attached is 9 1/8″. Height of the truck is 3″. Condition is good. It needs some polishing and cleaning up. The lighter is in the hood of the vehicle and the roof lifts for storing cigarettes. It is marked on the bottom Baier Ges Gesch. Please email me with any questions.”
It’s not very old, but it sure looked unusual to me.
“UP FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS A ZIPPO WINDPROOF LIGHTER
FEATURES – RARE MARLBORO ADVENTURE TEAM AND JEEP
FINISH: BRUSHED CHROME
USE PHOTOGRAPHS FOR MOST ACCURATE DESCRIPTION
EVERYTHING IN PHOTOGRAPH IS INCLUDED
UPDATE: This is back on eBay
(09/30/2012) I imagine there aren’t too many of these matchbook covers left. The colors sure are bright.
“OK HERE WE HAVE A (BUY 1 OR ALL MATCHBOOKS OR PATCHES IN USA $3.50) COOL OLD KOENING EQUIPMENT FOR JEEPS MORGAN MOTOR SALES CORBIN KY MATCH BOOK/COVER NEVER USED NO MATCHES OPEN SIZE IS 4 1/2″ BY 3″ IN GOOD CONDITION PLEASE LOOK AT PIC(S) AND ASK ANY??’S ALL OPEN BUILT AND STARTED MODELS ARE SOLD AS IS”
Here are two examples of jeep pipes.
Of the two, this is the nicer one
Of course, you’ll need a lighter . . . This isn’t in idea condition.
This is unusual.
“Here is a very unique matchbook with JEEP on the front….with the exception of some, dare I say idiot, putting a sticker on the front, this matchbox is in GOOD condition overall…..on the binding edge of the box it says: Mario da Silva Cravo S/A, Salvador-Bahia……on the back side there are some embossed words also that say: Couro Genuinem, Ernesto Rothschild, S. Paulo, Pat. Reg…measures 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches and is about 1/2 inch thick……pretty neat!”
UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on ebay
How about this unusual matchbook cover from Fort Worth Willys showing a CJ-5 and a PTO/Post Hole Digger in action.