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#163 - Harry S. Truman’s Lighter

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Official Truman White House cigarette lighter given to Secret Service Agent Frank G. Stoner by President Truman. The lighter measures 1.5 x 2.75 x .5 and features a plastic base with chrome top, and a plastic insert printed with an image of the White House and the text “Harry S. Truman, Washington, D. C.” Includes a detailed historic letter of provenance on Association of Former Agents of the US Secret Service letterhead from Secret Service Agent Frank G. Stoner, in part: “It pleases me to present to you a plastic cigarette lighter…It was given to me in November 1949, while I was on a morning walk with President Harry S. Truman. He reached in his pocket and said ‘here Frank, would you like to have this?’ I was fortunate in that I accompanied President Truman on many of his ‘famous’ brisk early morning walks. I served with the U. S. Secret Service from March 1943 until October 31, 1969.” In excellent condition. An historic relic straight from the pocket of President Truman to the secret service agent charged with protecting him.


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