Patent: Ronson Decor Table Lighter, 1955

The design of the Ronson Decor was patented by the United States Patent Office in September 1955 under the no. 175,564. More about this lighter can be found in my previous post.

Chocolat de la Compagnie Française Trade Card: The biggest foxhole windproof lighter in the world, 1910s

In March I have described the advertising trade cards from the Liebig Company showing The making of fire theme. Today I have encountered another trade card, this time issued by the Chocolat de la Compagnie Française. It depicts a soldier lightning up his cigar with the probably biggest foxhole lighter in the world. This chromo card was made during the 1910s and its size is 7 X 10.5 cm.

The card is uncommon and cost approx. €3-5.

eBay: Dunhill Sterling Table Lighter Clock, 1930s

This item is on my eBay watch list for a while now. It is a beautiful Dunhill Clock & Lighter with a significant price tag of 31 484 zł (approx. 32 620 zł). According to the seller it was made in the 1930s and is made of sterling silver. 

The clock and the wick lighter do work. The size (LxHxW) of the lighter is ca. 6.4 cm, 10 cm and 3,3 cm; the weight 203 grams.

Happy hunting!

Advert: New ASR Pocket Lighter, 1948

A full page black&white ASR magazine advertisement published in LIFE Magazine on 31st May 1948. It depicts the new American Safety Razor pocket lighter available in rhodium finish and in silver sterling. 

Advert: Alfred Dunhill Lighters Range, 1955

A full page Dunhill magazine advertisement published on 26th November 1955. It depicts a small part of the Dunhill smoking accessories range including Dunhill Rollagas pocket lighters and the Dunhill table lighter.

5th Rhein-Main Lighter Convention 2013

The 5th Rhein-Main Lighter Convention will take place this month on 27th October 2013 in Offenbach am Main, Germany. Hurry up to book your hotel room!

See you at the old factory of Mylflam Metallwaren from 10 o'clock!

Patent: Alfred Dunhill, Roman Lamp Lighter, 1937

Patented March 18, 1938
           United Kingdom Patent Office
           Patent no. 481,689
           Design and mechanism 
Dunhill Roman Lamp (mark 1)

 Alfred Dunhill Limited, British Company,
of 30, Duke Street, St. James', London
           Application date: January 30, 1937

What is the most expensive table lighter in the world? St. Dupont

If your are looking for the most expensive modern table lighter in the world than you should go visit St. Dupont which is known for its luxury creations. This St. Dupont Second Empire Diamonds Line 2 (model 016026) is a limited edition lighter – only 28 pieces were released worldwide in 2012. Each lighter is individually numbered.

The lighter is covered with white solid gold (27 grams) added parts and 222 white diamonds. It has a black & gray lacquer finish and is packaged in a custom second empire lacquer box.

The price tag? Modest $38,000. One is available at eBay right now.

eBay: $20,000 for a vintage Dunhill enamel set?

This item is on my eBay watch list since the beginning of the year 2013. It is a masterpiece without doubt. I am referring to a 'fixed price' auction with a 1930s Dunhill Set consisting of the "Unique" wick lighter and cigarette case.

Both items are unusual, made of 0.935 silver and beautifully enameled. The hand-painted enameling workmanship depicts a lovely detailed scene. The price tag? A heavy $20,000 (about €15,000)! The set is in very good condition and it comes in its original box.

Since it was listed it had already 13 price offers and currently 39 watchers including me. Happy hunting!

Dunhill "Baby Sylph" Cigarette Lighter, 1949

Alfred Dunhill ltd. manufactured between 1948 and 1954 one of the smallest fully working and for sure most exclusive lighters in the world. The so called "Baby Sylph" was marketed in solid silver, silver electroplate or gold plate. The lighter showed below has a reeded decoration. The original is stamped "Dunhill" and "Made in England". It has many reproductions which are cheap imitations made in Japan in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Type: petrol (wick) lighter

Scarcity: very rare

Value for very good–mint condition: $400.00–800.00 (approx €300.00–600.00)

Weight: 31 g (1oz)

  • height: 2.2 cm
  • length: 1.5 cm
  • depth: 1.1 cm