Evans Vestal Lamp Table Lighter, 1950

The production of this fully automatic table lighter started in 1950 and finished in 1954 in the United States. The "Vestal Lamp" made by Evans has a chased design and was available in silver plate and silver sterling  (model no. 84J77).

This wick lighter has very often minor abrasions on the plated surface even if it is boxed and new (old stock). The lighter is padded with green felt.

Marked on the bottom (on screws):


Type: petrol (wick) lighter

Scarcity: uncommon–rare

Value for good–mint condition: $30–50 (silver plate), $150–200 (sterling silver)

Weight: 120 grams (4 1/4 oz.)

  •     height: 7.7 cm (3.0")
  •     length: 9.5 cm (3.7")
  •     width: 3.9 cm (1.6")


tootall1121 said...

I have what looks much like a Vestal in shape, but it has a porcelain portion around the middle. Might be enamel, not sure. Brass color metal, with a matching cigarette cup. Any ideas? When was it made? Made by evans or another firm with an Evans starting point? What's it worth? Very unique. I don't know how to post pictures here, or I'd post a photo.

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