R.M.S Queen Mary table lighter, 1936
Price Code: ££
An extremely scarce, museum-quality silver-plated cigar table lighter, circa 1936 in the form of the mighty Cunard liner. Created to be retailed in the gift shop on the ship, from her maiden voyage through to just before World War II, the lighter is in virtually unused condition, with two threaded masts and is complete with original cardstock box and funnel for filling. The ebonized base has strike plates front and back.
Length: 12 inches (30 cm)
Width: 3 inches (8 cm)
The R.M.S Queen Mary was built along with her sister ship R.M.S Queen Elizabeth as a response to the superliners being built by French and German companies in the early 1930s. R.M.S Queen Mary was the flagship of the by-then renamed Cunard Line until October 1946 when she was replaced in that role by R.M.S Queen Elizabeth.
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