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Offered is a German-made "windproof" lighter owned and apparently heavily used by Elvis Presley. The "MENGHU" brand "Fieree Tiger" model lighter was popular in Germany during the years when Elvis Presley was stationed there for his army service. Its selling point was the ability to light in high wind, which soldiers like Elvis must have appreciated in the field. The lighter was eventually gifted to Elvis' cousin Patsy Presley, to whom he gave a great many things during the many years she worked in the offices at Graceland. The lighter is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the lighter among other items he purchased from Patsy. The letter states,

The item listed and shown above has been in my personal Elvis Presley collection since 1988. I purchased this item, and many others, from Patsy Presley, Elvis Presley’s cousin who worked as secretary in the offices at Graceland for many years during Elvis’ career. The item was originally from a jewelry box from Elvis’ bedroom dresser. I purchased the jewelry box and all its contents from Patsy in 1988. While it didn’t contain any of Elvis’ ornate jewelry with diamonds and gold, etc., it did contain many rings, watches, money clips, cuff links, bracelets, pins and other items of this sort that were often gifted to Elvis by family, friends and even fans. Included below is a copy of the money order with which I purchased the items from Patsy Gambill (her married name at the time) as well as a color copy of the handwritten letter from Patsy, dated October 25, 1988, describing the jewelry box and what it meant to Elvis.

Also accompanying is a color copy of the original letter from Patsy Presley Gambill, as referenced in Tom's letter. The lighter measures 2 ½ x 1 ¼ inches and presents in working order, though it is missing the gas wheel from the bottom. It shows signed of heavy use, but does still light, though it could use a refill of lighter fluid. Excellent condition.

Elvis Presley Owned “Fieree Tiger” German Windproof Lighter – From His Army Days!
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