Dating vintage zippo lighters

At one time, when smoking cigarettes was much more popular than today, nearly every other person carried either matches or a cigarette lighter.

“Second in popularity is Ronson, a lighter with an extremely long history dating from the early 1900s through the 1980s.There are many collectors who specialize only in Ronson lighters.” Weinstein said that one of the greatest achievements in Ronson collecting was the publication of a book written by one of the foremost Ronson collectors, Urban Cummings.“His 1993 book, ‘Ronson — The World’s Greatest Lighter,’ spans Ronson from 1913 to 1966, and these were the most prolific years for Ronson,” Weinstein pointed out.“The book helped collectors all over the world understand and enjoy the history of Ronson.” The third most popular lighter among collectors, Weinstein said, is made by Alfred Dunhill of London.Best known for their art in lighter manufacturing, Dunhill catered to the elite as well as the regular smoker.

For the elite, Dunhill produced thousands of lighters with artistically-crafted enameling by some of the great craftsmen of their time, many of which were adorned with watches and made of precious metals.

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