Smoking may be unfashionable these days, but there was a time when a stylish cigarette lighter was a social necessity. For sale next Tuesday through Shapiro Auctioneers in Sydney is an exclusive collection of vintage Alfred Dunhill lighters, predominantly from the to period. The vendor is a Sydney lawyer who prefers to remain anonymous.
There is no way to better distinguish a gentleman from a boor, than by the method used to toast his cigar. Factoring in more than just the type of lighter used, one can tell a lot from the style chosen by the cigar or pipe smoking gentleman. Granted, there must be some time allotted for the young man who has never enjoyed a fine cigar and pulls out a gas station lighter.
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Fire has been one of the most important discoveries of man. Ever since the time of the early man, fire has been used for multiple purposes. The tradition has been carried on since, and now, one should be able to light a fire when outdoors, to survive from most perils.
Measures cm. Misure cm. A silver table cigar lighter of reeded spherical design with flip-top and pedestal foot - Chester - bearing monogram.
Product ID: i Take home a piece of history today with this vintage form of advertising. Unlike business card s, which are destine to be tossed aside or buried in a wallet for years to come, these lighters are something unique.
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Before you can start bidding, we need some additional information. Less and less people are smoking nowadays, but somehow lighters continue to be as popular as before. We're not talking about the plastic ones obviously, but about antique lighters, some of which have become quite valuable and collectable over time.