First Dunhill striker lighter named EDNITE appeared in 1914.Alfred Dunhill improved the patent of Greenwood & Wise from 1919 and in 1924 the UNIQUE lighter was introduced.All over various general signs of wear and tear throughout.More details A George II Cuban mahogany drop-leaf dining table, the rectangular top with rounded corners with tapering legs to pad feet CONDITION REPORTS Deep scratches, scuffs, marks, lighter scratches, etc throughout. More details A small group of watches including two silver pocket watches, a Hudson seawatch etc Some wear to the finer detail of the fur at high points and tips of ears. Lighter fitting is removeable for filling, not currently working.While a vintage plain silver-plated ‘Unique’ in excellent condition may fetch around £100, keep an eye out for those with other functions – an embedded watch may raise the value to £2,000 or more; and those covered with exquisite Japanese maki-e lacquer decoration by Namiki – the best often taking months to create – can fetch similar sums.Other vintage names worth collecting include Thorens, a Swiss manufacturer well known for music boxes; the company used its knowledge of these movements to create lighters with fine quality mechanisms.Although examples were made earlier, the lighter became widespread in the early 20th century to fulfil a new market of smokers when the cigarette rose to popularity.The decorative designs of vintage lighters make them sought after, says Judith Miller Although examples were made earlier, the lighter became widespread in the early 20th century to fulfil a new market of smokers when the cigarette rose to popularity (previously, cigars or cigarillos were lit with matches).
Two Asprey onyx and silver mounted desk calendars, and other desk items, to include two magnifying glasses, cigarette lighter, leather clad games box, cigarette box, a pair of hardstone bookends, and a pair of framed cork pictures More details PAIR OF SHEFFIELD PLATE WINE SLIDES along with another silver plate wine slide, an Arthur Price of England napkin ring set, a cased set of silver plate teaspoons and tongs, a Ronson lighter, and a cigarette case More details A Victorian three tier rise and fall buffet table of rectangular form with moulded edge, raised on rectangular end supports to scroll feet and turned stretcher CONDITION REPORTS Rickety side to side movement.This brilliant collection of smaller cigars made in Cuba are available to those who want to try the best for less.Since forming in 1904, Royal Agio Cigars have come to the forefront of the European cigar industry and is still a family business.Leaves in particular are bowed and there are splits running along the figuring of the mahogany and also in various other places. More details A collection of small silver etc., to include a silver Madeira decanter label, an embossed silver decanter, a silver mounted pen wipe, silver sifter spoon, silver spoon and a chrome plated lighter (M) More details A Reproduction Pottery Urn and Cover, twin handled, gilt highlights with printed reserves of cherubs, on wooden plinth, Royal Crown Derby Imari pin dish, lighter, etc, (damages), and other ceramics:- One Box More details A Victorian silver Candlestick with spiral acorn and oak leaf frieze, London 1882, a two division Cigar Case, Chester 1902, Table Lighter/Ashtray, Cigar Piercer and Cutter and silver mounted horn Beaker, London 1880 More details HARMSWORTH' S HOME DOCTOR' S KIT BOXcontaining vintage postcards and photos, Ariel anti-fouling playing cards, A. Williams miniature vase, brass candle fixture; along with a Swan's blue ink bottle, a lighter, a music stand, a wooden toy lion, and a elephant toy More details A dark oak adzed fruit bowl by Robert Thompson of Kilburn (The Mouseman) with typical mouse motif, raised on a circular foot CONDITION REPORTS Looks to have possibly been stained, some lighter patches to the interior of the bowl. Over all colour with darker variation to the centre section.some scratches, scuffs and marks throughout, general signs of wear and tear. The carved coral or water beneath the fish is very much lighter than the rest with a dark to pale grey appearance to the fish itself.