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I really like the solid quality of this festive-looking British purse or pocket lighter. It is petite, but by no means dainty. Lesser known in the United States, this English-made Rolstar was likely manufactured during the mid-1950s. It features a heavy chromium plate finish and a light-hearted gold and red abstract pattern set upon a black background. The design is covered with a translucent vinyl 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.

This Rolstar is a fully automatic lighter that functions just like Ronson lighters from this era: Depress the plunger to strike and light the wick, release to extinguish the flame. Flint and fluid are both added from the base. It looks to have been only lightly used and only needed a bit of TLC for me to restored it back to excellent working condition. This exceptional English lighter will make a fine, durable everyday piece. It will be shipped with a new flint and without fluid. (If you don't plan to use this lighter occasionally, I recommend removing the flint so it does not deteriorate and become impacted over time.) I've provided high quality photos to offer the best preview of this piece. 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 not listed below. Thanks for looking and please check out other items in my shop.

Working 1950s British Rolstar Pocket Lighter With Abstract Design

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