eBay: Dunhill Unique Table Lift-Arm Lighter, 1920s

It is not the most expensive table lighter in the world but for sure a very unusual one. It was sold yesterday on eBay. The opening bid started at $25 on June 8th 2013. Seven days later this rare Dunhill table lighter had received 33 bids from 15 bidders. The seller described it as being in overall very good condition.

This lift-arm table lighter was manufactured by Dunhill (model Unique) in the late 1920's. It is marked STERLING, GERMANY and DUNHILL NEW YORK along with three silver hallmarks. Lighter stands about 2-38" tall. It is about 2.25" wide and 1.25" thick at the base. The lighter is made of sterling silver and has a beautiful enamel painting of birds in flight at the edge of a lake. Below some more pictures of this lighter:


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