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    Harry S. Truman: Unusual Cigarette Lighter By the Ritepoint Co. of St. Louis. A heavy glass and chrome tabletop lighter. The clear cylinder for the fluid contains a black-and-white photo of Truman with facsimile signature, set atop a round base which would float on top of the fluid (as the level went lower, the photo would drop, to rest on the bottom when empty). Clearly an item that dates from the time of his presidency, from the style of manufacturing. From the collection of local St. Louis collector George McGrath, and probably unknown to collectors elsewhere. We have never seen another. Near mint condition. Height 4.25 inches.

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    August, 2008
    5th Tuesday
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