Are old cigarette lighters worth anything?

Are old cigarette lighters worth anything?

Obviously, the modern plastic ones aren’t worth anything, but the value of the antique lighters can vary because of the materials that are used. A lighter made of gold or silver is generally worth much more than one made of more common materials. A very nicely decorated and handmade lighter is a great find.

What happened to Colibri?

On January 14, 2009 the company abruptly closed its doors announcing it was seeking the protections of filing a petition of receivership with the state of Rhode Island. In February 2009 Colibri changed ownership, and moved their head office from Providence to New York City, USA.

What is the oldest cigarette lighter?

Döbereiner Lamp
One of the first lighters was the Döbereiner Lamp (or Döbereiner’s lighter), invented in 1823 by the German chemist Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner and from then the lighter continued its evolution for decades – for example, in 1961 the brand Cricket launched the first disposable lighter ever.

Is Colibri still in business?

Colibri Group shut down and went into receivership on January 15, laying off 280 employees. The sudden departure was a shock to the cigar industry. The return brings one of the biggest lighter names back to the cigar business—Colibri lighters have been made since 1928.

Are Colibri lighters any good?

Very nice cigar lighter. Looks great and feel solid, definitely a quality product. So far the only thing I don’t like about it is how fast the triple flame burns through butane but the trade-off is that it lights all my cigars without issue, even in windy weather.

What are flip lighters called?

Zippo lighter
A Zippo lighter is a reusable metal lighter produced by Zippo Manufacturing Company of Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

What’s a trench lighter?

A trench lighter works by catching a spark in a charred portion of a rope. The burnt rope then works just like char cloth, turning that spark to an ember that can be used to light a larger fire (or a cigarette).

What is the most expensive lighter?

Ligne 2 Champagne lighter
The venerable Parisian luxury goods firm of S.T. Dupont has come out with the world’s most expensive lighter priced at $79,000. The Ligne 2 Champagne lighter, part of Dupont’s Prestige Collection, is made of solid 18-carat white gold embellished with 468 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Where is Colibri lighters made?

In April, Alliance Time, a New York City company, purchased the Providence, Rhode Island, lighter brand for undisclosed terms. The new company is known as CST Enterprises LLC, with headquarters in East Providence, Rhode Island, the same building and offices where Colibri Group made its headquarters.

When did Esther Bisson invent the pull out lighter?

Briquet Chic: A great Art Déco “pull out” strike lighter, made by Esther in France ca. 1925. Patented by Fernand Bisson in 1921 and following years in France, Germany and Switzerland.

Where did the Asprey wafer lighter come from?

Aristo: Made in Switzerland by an unknown manufacturer ca. 1950. It contains a very small music box (smaller than the usual) that is activated by pulling a small button. Asprey Wafer Lighter: A 9ct gold Lighter made by Asprey in London in 1958/59. The thin model is functionally equal to the German Wifeu but jeweller-quality.

What’s the name of the Art Deco strike lighter?

Briquet Bisson: A great Art Déco “pull out” strike lighter, made by Fernand Bisson in France ca. 1922. Patented by Fernand Bisson in 1921 and following years in France, Germany and Switzerland. The lighter is simple and effective. Briquet Chic: A great Art Déco “pull out” strike lighter, made by Esther in France ca. 1925.

What kind of lighter is the briquet Parisien?

Briquet Parisien: A great early model of the famous FLAMIDOR brand. Manufactured by a French company named Husson and then owned by the Quercia Group. Made ca. 1915, these wafer-thin lighters were made in 2 sizes. These are beautiful versions in silver/enamel and silver/gold.

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