Cigarette Lighters.

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

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    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.
     
  2. caelte

    caelte Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    746
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    Location:
    out on the docks behind the Blue Parrot Cafe
    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.
     
  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    Or:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

    Messages:
    3,246
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Location:
    Cambridge/Texas
    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.
     
  5. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

    Messages:
    3,459
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Location:
    Norway
    Here's a Ronson Whirlwind, with a retractable cover around the wick: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. caelte

    caelte Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    746
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    Location:
    out on the docks behind the Blue Parrot Cafe
    McQueen would probably be able to pull broads better than Bogie, but compared to Humphrey Steve comes off a bit fussy.
    How so?
     
  7. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

    Messages:
    3,459
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Location:
    Norway
    Here's a sterling table-model Varaflame: [​IMG]
     
  8. casanova

    casanova Active Member

    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    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...
     
  9. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

    Messages:
    14,914
    Likes Received:
    93
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Thank you for being one of the few, the proud, to spell 'cachet' correctly.
     
  10. casanova

    casanova Active Member

    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    How else could you possibly spell it?
     
  11. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

    Messages:
    14,914
    Likes Received:
    93
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    People try cache and cachÃ[​IMG] all the time.
     
  12. casanova

    casanova Active Member

    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    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.

    : )
     
  13. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    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.
     
  14. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

    Messages:
    14,914
    Likes Received:
    93
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2002
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    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.
     
  15. casanova

    casanova Active Member

    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    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.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by