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Title: United States Coast Guard Cutter COURIER Zippo lighter, 1969

Accession Number: 2005.19.102
Category: CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES - PERSONAL GEAR
Type: lighter
Maker: Zippo Manufacturing Company
Place: USA, PA, Bradford
Date: 1969
Materials: metal
Description: Lighter; U.S. Coast Guard cutter COURIER (built as COASTAL MESSENGER, 1945) Zippo lighter owned by USCG sailor Peter Kolasa, 1969; cigarette lighter, thin rectangular case, top attachd with hinge, brushed metal, logo on lower portion for the USCGC COURIER shows blue circle with two crossed anchors, inside circle is profile of the COURIER and an outline of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States in green, superimposed is circle surrounded by gold rope; printed around "USCGC COURIER/ WTR 410"; embossed on bottom "BRADFORD, PA./ III ZIPPO II" (straight bars are a date code, indicate 1969). Similar to 2005.19.98.

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