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Redilite Stick Lighter Willys/Packard/Mack on eBay

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This unusual little lighter is engraved with Willys, Packard, and Mack. Kenneth B. Schleicher ran a dealership out of Lehighton, Pennsylvania, for fifteen years. He passed away in 1984.

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Vintage Redilite Stick Lighter KB Schleicher Mack Willys Packard never used”

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Jeep-shaped Lighters

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UPDATE: Mario shared his newest flea market find. It’s a Ford GPA Seep shaped lighter that holds a lighter similar to the small flat fender jeep lighter shown below.

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While searching for another example of the above SEEP lighter, I discovered someone made a SEEP ashtray. It may have been a one-off build, but it’s neat none-the-less:

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From the Collectors Weekly website: “This is another more unusual piece of trench art. This model is 6″ long and stands about 1 3/4” tall. The body is of shell brass and the wheels are “42” and “43” dated .50 cal rounds. The headlights are smaller rifle brass cartridges, dated “43”. The center portion lifts out for cleaning.”

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Original Post (Feb 2020): I just returned from a quick trip to Seattle, so limited updates today.

While there, I picked up three different sizes of Jeep lighters (thanks to Dan)! I plan to keep one of each and will sell some of the others. I tried to price these on eBay, but none of these are currently on eBay.

The largest one is particularly cool (far right). To ignite it, you collapse the steering wheel; the fire shoots out the hood. I’ll get a video of it tomorrow. The smaller ones are surprisingly heavy.

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Jeep Cigarette Lighter **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was on eBay.

This LRDG-style lighter is pretty cool.

“THIS AUCTION IS FOR ONE WILLYS WW11JEEP – DESERT COMMANDO STYLE- CIGARETTE LIGHTER IN ORIGINAL BOX .

THERE IS NO NAME ON LIGHTER OR BOX. I HAVE HAD THIS IN MY COLLECTION FOR OVER 20 YEARS.

THE LIGHTER IS CAST METAL AND VERY HEAVY AND WELL MADE.
THE LIGHTER SPARKS LIKE NEW, AND HAS NEVER HAD FLUID INSTALLED.
VERY NICE AND RARE PIECE OF JEEP ART.”

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Matchbooks and Lighter Blacksburg, VA on eBay

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Chris has these extra items for auction on eBay.

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“Vintage Jeep Willys matchbook lot & lighter dealerships and service station set. Matchbooks are in good condition. Lighter does not work.”

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Ramsey Winch Zippo Lighter on eBay

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The price on this seems high, but it’s a unique lighter branded by Ramsey Winches.

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“Zippo Ramsey Winch Tulsa Ok. RARE RARE RARE”

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Jeep Smoking Pipe on eBay

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UPDATE: Here’s another Jeep-smoking pipe. These jeep pipes don’t appear very often. You can view two other examples here.

“This little pipe looks unused and is a WWII souvenir brought back by a US GI. The wooden part is about 2.5 inches long. See photo. This was in my WWII toy display for many years. It would look great in your toy JEEP or real JEEP collection. Made in FRANCE!”

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Farm Jeep Matchbook Cover

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I found this matchbook cover on eBay.

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Berg: King of Jeeps Matchbook Cover

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This was posted on Facebook. It looks pretty early based on the logo design.

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Cigarette Lighter and Ashtray Kansas City, MO **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $50.

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.”

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2 Matchbooks on eBay

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Here are two Matchbooks available on eBay.

1. Havoline Motor Oil Matchbook w/ Jeep:  View all the information on eBay

havoline-matchbook2. Camp Sutton w/ Jeep Matchbook Cover: View all the information on eBay

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Camp San Luis Obispo Matchbook **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay

No matches, but has a matchbook.

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Matchbook Cover w/ Jeep on eBay

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This matchbook highlights Fort Knox and depicts a jeep and a tank.

“VINTAGE 40 FRONT STRIKE MATCH COVER.”

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WWII Jeep Matchbook Cover on eBay

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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.

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Jeep Table Top Lighter

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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.”

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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.”

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Matchbook with Jeep from Brazil on eBay

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This flattie illustration has an unusually long stretched rear.

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Gold Ashtray with CJ-5 Temperance, MI $85

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I’ve seen these in chrome, but never in gold.

“Gold Jeep vintage ashtray in excellent condition. $85.00 OBO.”

http://toledo.craigslist.org/clt/4316311855.html

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Rare Early Matchbook Cover from Peru on eBay

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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 -”

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German Baier Jeep Lighter Eureka, CA **SOLD**

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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.”

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Jeep Lighter and Ashtray New Port Richey, FL **SOLD**

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UPDATE: Was $100. **SOLD**

“This is a solid metal table lighter, ashtray and cigarette holder. Made in Germany in 1950. If interested,”

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1940s Slims Garage Matchbook with Jeep

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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.”

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Fort Crook Quarter Master Motor Base Matchbook

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Marc spotted this unusual matchbook cover.

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Schneider Matchbook on eBay

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Marc spotted this Schneider matchbook on ebay.

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Matchbook Cover for Bill’s Texaco Willys Jeep Service on eBay

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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.”

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Culloden Sales Company Matchbook **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

Here’s another matchbook with Jeep advertising.

“Culloden Sales Company, Naples, FL, Jeep and Avis Rent A Car Matchcover”

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Howbill Motors Matchbook Cover on eBay

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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.”

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