1949 Baier Company Jeep Lighter with Ash Tray Trailer - Rowe Realty Auctions & Appraisal

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1949 Baier Company Jeep Lighter with Ash Tray Trailer
Lot Number:2
Completed
Start Time:4/15/2022 4:00:00 AM
End Time:4/24/2022 9:01:00 PM
Bid Count:0
Current High Bidder:
Starting Bid:$75.00
Bid Increment:$5.00
Current Bid:$75.00
Bidding complete
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An aluminum jeep lighter with ash tray trailer. This wonderful and novel piece was made very soon after the guns fell silent in Germany in World War Two. This type of product was built from leftover pieces of munitions and military wares predominantly by soldiers recently back from the front lines, now looking to take on a new form of employment. They are essentially what is known as "Trench Art", except, rather than being made by service men and women whilst off the front lines, these were made in a factory.

Featured here is one of the versions that were made; the larger five inch version, complete with its ash tray trailer. Both examples are sparked by using the door handles on the Jeeps. The larger one and sparks from the center of the bonnet, or hood. Both are fueled with lighter fluid, and are filled via the underneath. The larger version, also with having the original ash tray 'trailer', also has a cigarette compartment hidden in the roof of the Jeep.

On the roof of the large Jeep attached is a Berlin medallion. Inside the compartment on the roof of the jeep is an original photo from WWII. Made by the Walter Baier Company, in U.S. occupied Germany these Jeeps are modeled after the infamous Ford Willy MD Jeep. Each piece is signed "GF Gesch" for the company that made the set, circa 1949.

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New York
United States

Pick up and removal by appointment.  Call the Office at 315 986 9600.  Shipping is at buyer's expense.  Buyers can request shipping quote at close of auction.  Quote is based on dimensions, weight and insurance cost of package(s).  We package to minimize your costs use reputable shippers to protect shipment.

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