Canterbury & Evans, Lighter Set, ca. 1950

The Canterbury and Evans Lighter Set was made in ca. 1950. It consists of a lighter and matching cigarette holder. Canterbury Silversmiths Inc. was a small company based in Brooklyn (New York, U.S.) active in the 1940's and 1950's. The "Canterbury" Trademark was registered on the 12th November, 1948. The company manufactured sterling and silver-plated flatware and hollowware, mainly butter dishes, trays, coasters, milk jugs, sugar basins etc.

The set is kept in a simple neet design. It is made from a light thin but hard metal, probably aluminum and silver-plated.

The lighter insert was provided by Evans (USA). It is made of brass and is silver electroplate.

Type: petrol (wick) lighter

Marked on the bottom:
Scarcity: very rare

Value for very good–mint condition (set): $90.00–160.00 (€65–115)


  • cigarette urn 65 grams (0,14 pounds)
  • lighter – 145 grams (0,32 pounds)

1. Lighter
  • height: 10.0 cm (3.9")
  • width: 6.3 cm (2.48")
  • depth: 6.3 cm (2.48")
2. Cigarette holder
  • height: 6.8 cm (2.68")
  • width: 6.5 cm (2.56")
  • depth: 6.5 cm (2.56")


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