Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class. The following African cities are shown: Bengasi, Tripoli, Tunis, Sidi Slimane, Rabat, Casablanca, Nouasseur and Benguerir. About Me- I began my infatuation with these unique devices in the 1970's while cruising local flea markets. I inherited this off my grandfather, and would love any info on this beautiful lighter Anonymous said. The top of the lighter and the bottom are made of gold-washed metal. Age In general, the older the lighter is the better. I am trying to find out its worth please , or where I can ask to find out its worth.
Extremely rare to see them for sale. Of course not, but these are the most important factors that must be considered in you estimation. A new designation for vesta cases was found - small family owned metal workshops began to convert vesta cases into petrol lighters. The striking surface is located on the back of the phoenix. So, feel free to contact me.
The company ceased activity in 1984. Would be interested in its worth. This affects the lighters market and the prices tend to rise as the supply is very limited. Slim Zippo lighters were introduced in 1956 with no date codes or other marks on them. This will take you to our main site, Soldster. This cartoon postcard showing a girl and a boy lightning up his pocket lighter was issued in France printed in Belgium in 1970 by Editions Chapeau Nantes — S. It is still available for approx.
Such lighters are the same height as regular lighters but slimmer in width. Here You Will Find - Lighters and other related items from the early 20th century by makers such as Ronson, Evans, Thorens, Zippo, Regens, and other lesser known companies that produced highly unique fire making devices. This concerns especially models made in small quantities and good quality. Currently my special designed software monitors and prepares reports on more than 250 million on-line auctions which are listed all over the world. Their address used to be Hotel de Caumartin, 83 rue du Temple, Paris.
Newsletters and forums are a great way to get a feel for trends and pricing. It is made from a non-magnetic alloy containing mainly zinc and lead. The back says box made in england. I was wondering if it was worth anything. Date Codes As it happens with most collectibles, the date when a Zippo lighter was produced always has strong effect on its value. Usually found only in very complete collections. Apart of lighters this blog will offer also other posts containing reviews of books for collectors, vintage ads, history of main lighters corporations, interesting facts and so on.
We found 14 results matching your criteria. Brand, model, country, style of origin etc. Regarding vintage cigarette lighters, collectors often specialize in collecting lighters that can be ascribed to a distinct category, like: German lighters, pocket lighters, figural lighters, lighters made by Evans, lighters made of silver, Art Deco lighters, wick table lighters, etc. The date code has since become an invaluable tool for Zippo collectors. It has a spinning dial of some sort that you can turn. Some evidence of use: scratches, minor dents, small chips in enameled surfaces, plating 90% intact with minimal base metal showing through. Bottom Stamps Starting from the middle of 1950s, date codes were stamped on the bottom of each Zippo lighter, primarily for quality control.
Look forward to any response. This piece seems to be quite rare. Click on any of the top titles to sort. Pocket match holders, also called 'vesta cases' or 'matchsafes', were holding a number of friction matches and were introduced in the 1840s. Julie Feb-11 2019 Shelton, Washington My first experience with 2nd Markets has been very positive.
The main reason for it is scarcity and condition. Im not sure if you specalize in this or if i went to the wrong place. Learn how to identify the techniques of airbrushing, engraving and metallique. The company was founded in 1891 and was a leading company in silver and plated silver production which won several international awards during the art deco period 1920-1940. A You can not go wrong with such an incredible well built piece of functional art! The market prices of the described table lighters are constantly monitored and brought up to date which means this blog offers you the best idea of the estimated price for you lighters. They replied promptly to my query and photos.