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Although examples were made earlier, the lighter became widespread in the early 20th century to fulfil a new market of smokers when the cigarette rose to popularity.The decorative designs of vintage lighters make them sought after, says Judith Miller Although examples were made earlier, the lighter became widespread in the early 20th century to fulfil a new market of smokers when the cigarette rose to popularity (previously, cigars or cigarillos were lit with matches).If you have any ideas on how to make this price guide better, please contact us! But really, the fifth wheel was pretty much a flat tire.He opened his first shop on London Duke Street when he was 35.First Dunhill striker lighter named EDNITE appeared in 1914.
In 1919, Alfred Dunhill engaged Willey Greenwood and Frederick Wise to design a new product to add to his successful range of automobile accessories.
Lighters Gli Accendini - Stefano Bisconcini (Chronicle Books, 1997) Stuart Schneider, Ira Pilossof - The Handbook Of Vintage Cigarette Lighters (Schiffer 1999) Juan Manuel Clark - Collectible Lighters (Flammarion, 2002) Collecting Cigarette Lighters A Price Guide 1,2 - Neil S.
Wood (L-W Book Sales, 1994) The Dunhill Petrol Lighter A Unique Story - Davide Blei, Luciano Bottoni (Dunhill, 2004) Alfred Dunhill inherited his father’s business, leather goods, saddle-bags and later various products for first car’s owners - bobbyfinders glasses or wind-shielded pipe are the examples of his original ideas.
While a vintage plain silver-plated ‘Unique’ in excellent condition may fetch around £100, keep an eye out for those with other functions – an embedded watch may raise the value to £2,000 or more; and those covered with exquisite Japanese maki-e lacquer decoration by Namiki – the best often taking months to create – can fetch similar sums.
Other vintage names worth collecting include Thorens, a Swiss manufacturer well known for music boxes; the company used its knowledge of these movements to create lighters with fine quality mechanisms.