This auction is for a 1940s Thorens pocket lighter. My judgement is that this lighter has never been used. The internals are very clean and the wick is still white as you can see. I judge this lighter to be in near-mint condition. There's a tiny ding and a few tiny scratches, all difficult to see, that keep me from calling this lighter 'mint'. All the screw slots are unmarred. I put a new flint in, and the the flint-wheel assembly works perfectly well producing a strong spark. Overall, this is a beautiful old Thorens that I believe the winner will be very happy with.NOTE: Italian postal regulations prohibit the mailing of lighters to Italy . So, if your mailing address is in Italy , please do not bid on my lighter. Grazie. For domestic buyer, Priority Mail ($5.45). For international buyer, International First Class Mail ($5.45). Item will be mailed upon receipt of PayPal payment.