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The Golden Age of Cigarette Lighters by Ira Pilossof, Stuart Schneider

The Golden Age of Cigarette Lighters by Ira Pilossof, Stuart Schneider

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Hardcover with dust jacket, oversized, a premium title. Collectors will love this edition; dealers will find it indispensable.

Some of the Makers Covered

The Well Known Names

  • Cartier
  • Elgin
  • Evans
  • Parker
  • Ronson
  • Scripto
  • Zippo

The Lesser Known Names

  • Abdulla
  • Baier
  • Beattie Jet
  • Carlton Lighters
  • Clark
  • Colibri
  • Douglas
  • Dunhill
  • Flamidor
  • Flaminaire
  • Golden Wheel
  • Nationale
  • Lancel
  • Marathon
  • Orlik
  • Polo
  • S.T. Dupont
  • Thorens
  • Triangle

Countries Represented

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Great Britain (England)
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • Japan
  • Occupied Japan
  • AND MORE!!

---- copyright 2003, Collector Bookstore


Here is the largest collection of vintage cigarette lighters ever assembled. It is a fascinating chronicle of cigarette lighters' Golden Age. This era begins with the primitive lighters made at the turn of the 20th century and continues through to the contemporary Scripto Vu-Lighters of the 1960s. These popular personal accessories were made by the most widely known and respected manufacturers of the time including Dunhill, Ronson (Art Metal Works Company), Evans, Scripto, and Zippo, as well as many smaller, specialized manufacturers. Stunningly photographed, the book is illustrated with over 1000 color photographs of vintage lighters including the debonair "Town and Country" gentlemen's lighters, beautiful and fanciful Art Deco lighters, whimsical figural lighters to one of a kind Zippos. Invaluable as a reference for collectors and antique dealers, it is conveniently organized by country of origin and includes essays by noted experts in the lighter collecting field. Current values as well as detailed descriptions are included in the captions.

1090 color photos

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  • The Golden Age of Cigarette Lighters

    Ira Pilossof & Stuart Schneider


  • Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket

    Copyright: 2003

    Pages: 192

    Size: 8.5 x 11 in.

    Condition: New

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