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Manufactured by Royal Star (Japan) during the late 1950s or 1960s, this chrome plated automatic pocket lighter commemorates the classic 1903 Cadillac automobile. The design is covered with it's original, translucent celluloid wrap that's done a superb job of protecting the artwork (no flaws!), but makes it tough to tell the medium used to create it. Despite a few imperfections in the chrome plating and natural yellowing from age to the celluloid, I think this gearhead Royal Star is very nice, authentic condition. And more importantly, perhaps, it works very well too. I've fully disassembled and cleaned its firing mechanism, brushed the file wheel clean, unblocked the flint chamber, and trimmed/tested the original wick to restored this classic automotive collectible to working condition. I've also gently cleaned all interior/exterior elements of the lighter to remove the any major char, soot and grim from age and storage.

This Royal Star will be shipped with a flint and without fluid. (If you plan to only display this lighter, please remove the flint so it does not deteriorate and become re-impacted over time.) I've provided high quality photos to offer the best preview of this vintage Japanese lighter. Please take a look and feel free to ask any questions.

Shipping cost is for delivery in a USPS Small-Size Priority Mail box. FREE SHIPPING if you order more than one item (U.S. customers only) and free local pick-up from my shop on Antique Row in Baltimore. Non-US customers, please contact me for shipping options/costs to countries not listed below. Thanks for looking and please check out other items in my shop.

Vintage Royal Star 1903 Cadillac Pocket Lighter with Celluloid Wrap