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Cigarette Lighters.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by LabelKing, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    This is the sterling Cartier lighter I used to have: Mine had a monogram on the square part though. [​IMG]
     
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    LK, you seem to be a connoisseur of the lighter.

    Personally, I had to give up the seductive pastime through lack of finances; at one point I was getting through two disposables a day.
     
  3. Edward Appleby

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    Smoking is, in fact, one of the most stylish things one can do because it represents the abandonment of base concerns (health, expense, etc.) in favor of purely aesthetic/sensual rewards (the smell and taste, the beautiful complex systems graphed by the wisps of the smoke, and the stimulant rush of nicotine.)
     
  4. LabelKing

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    Smoking is, in fact, one of the most stylish things one can do because it represents the abandonment of base concerns (health, expense, etc.) in favor of purely aesthetic/sensual rewards (the smell and taste, the beautiful complex systems graphed by the wisps of the smoke, and the stimulant rush of nicotine.)
    This is the truth of the matter. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Edward Appleby

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    [​IMG]


    I think becuase he wasn't classicly handsome, nor affectedly posh or cultured, Humphery Bogart was the coolest man in history, in the strictest sense of the word.
     
  6. LabelKing

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    I think becuase he wasn't classicly handsome, nor affectedly posh or cultured, Humphery Bogart was the coolest man in history, in the strictest sense of the word.
    I've always loved how he had the mannerisms and persona of a fallen idealist, sort of like Chandler's Marlowe. There was also that undercurrent of contempt.
     
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    I think becuase he wasn't classicly handsome, nor affectedly posh or cultured, Humphery Bogart was the coolest man in history, in the strictest sense of the word.
    No, taking all history into consideration and excluding mythical pre-history, Steve McQueen is the coolest man with a cigarette.
     
  8. LabelKing

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    No, taking all history into consideration and excluding mythical pre-history, Steve McQueen is the coolest man with a cigarette.

    McQueen would probably be able to pull broads better than Bogie, but compared to Humphrey Steve comes off a bit fussy.
     
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    Here's a Ronson Whirlwind, with a retractable cover around the wick: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    McQueen would probably be able to pull broads better than Bogie, but compared to Humphrey Steve comes off a bit fussy.
    How so?
     
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    Here's a sterling table-model Varaflame: [​IMG]
     
  13. casanova

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    Top smoking accessories for me would be a Dunhill Rollagas in black lacquer, or possibly a sterling silver zippo - utilitarian and exclusive...

    But the ultimate piece of cigarette lighting paraphenalia simply has to be an enameled matchbox by Faberge. There were a few in a Sotheby's sale a year or so ago. Estimates ran between 300 and 800 GBP, or 600-1600 USD at todays prices. If you'll pay 500 USD for a lighter it's not such a huge premium and the pleasure (and cachet) of owning an original Faberge piece must be immense.

    It just cropped up in my mind as I had a new Sotheby's catalogue in my door the other day for a sale that has a few Faberge pieces. Might be worth a look for anybody who really wants to impress...
     
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    Thank you for being one of the few, the proud, to spell 'cachet' correctly.
     
  15. casanova

    casanova Active Member

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    How else could you possibly spell it?
     
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    People try cache and cachÃ[​IMG] all the time.
     
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    I believe terrorist organisations keep guns in a cache. Usually in a ditch or abandoned outbuilding. I hope nobody would keep their Faberge in one of those. Not that many terrorists would be buying enameled match-boxes in the first place.

    : )
     
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    Indeed, a Faberge case would enhance the look immensely. The San Francisco socialite, John Traina, has a large collection of rare Faberge cigarette cases which were covered in a book that was published called The Faberge Case. Those prices do not sound bad for a Faberge cigarette case. In fact, they're cheaper than what say, an 18kt gold case by Asprey would bring. Amongst the pens that Namiki did for Dunhill, they also did cigarette case and lighter sets that are magnificent.
     
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    Here's my former daily carry lighter, a nicely worn silverplate Rollagas I found in a thrift shop for about $50. I lost it somehow, which is very unlike me. It must have fallen out of a pocket some long night.

    [​IMG]

    I'd like to replace it. Currently my carry lighter is a Dunhill Unique in goldplate but I'm hesitant to take it out because it was a gift, brand new, and I don't want to put the first major ding in it.
     
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    Those prices are for matchboxes. There were a few cigarette cases in that sale as I recall. Much more expensive than that though I'm afraid. You'll find them on the Sotheby's site. There was a sale inside the past year of Faberge pieces, in London I think, because the prices were quoted in GBP. A quick search should turn them up if you're interested.
     

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