eBay: 18K Gold Cartier Watch Lighter - the most expensive lighter

What is the most expensive lighter sold on auction at eBay up to date? It is a 18K Cartier Watch Lighter sold for $18,988 (ca. €14,500). The opening bid started at 50 cents on the 1st April 2013. Seven days later the solid gold pocket lighter received 45 bids from 19 bidders. By far it is the highest price for a lighter fetched on eBay. Till today the record belonged to an early example of a Zippo lighter which was sold on January 2009 for $11,758.98.

This luxurious Cartier Watch Lighter is a rare 18K solid gold lighter with a build in 15 Jewels Watch made in the 1930s in France. It measures 50 x 36mm and weights 82.8 grams. The wick lighter is marked "Cartier Paris Made in France 05396". It is extremely well build and looks very Art Deco taking into account the enamel details. A true masterpiece for a substantive pile of cash. The seller stated the condition of it as excellent.


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