Ronson Nordic Set, 1955

The Ronson Nordic Set was first manufactured in 1955 in Newark (N.J., United States). The production went on till 1958. The set consists of a Nordic lighter and a matching cigarette holder. The set was made from a very popular in the 40's and 50's, especially in Europe, Black & Gold Marble (Portoro). The Ronson Nordic set was mainly manufactured for people who had an inkstand finished in this stone. The base is in chrome plate with leaf and scroll pattern.

The Ronson Nordic lighter was available in different finishes - two more types of marble, clear glass, light and dark wood. The Ronson Nordic in Black & Gold Marble finish was sold more often as a set with the matching cigarette holder (urn). The lighter has a smaller version of the Ronson Essex fitment. That is why the engineers added the lever action to make the lighter more easy to operate. The lighter insert is chrome-plated.

Type: petrol (wick) lighter

Writing on the bottom on the foil label:

Newark, N.J.

Scarcity: uncommon

Value for very good–mint condition: $60.00–90.00 (€50–75)


  • cigarette urn 370 grams (0,82 pounds)
  • lighter – 410 grams (0,9 pounds)

1. Lighter
  • height: 8.5 cm (3.5")
  • width: 7.0 cm (2.8")
  • depth: 7.0 cm (2.8")
2. Cigarette holder
  • height: 7.5 cm (3.0")
  • width: 5.5 cm (2.2")
  • depth: 5.5 cm (2.2")


Anonymous said...

I have the cigarette holder. Didn't know what it was -- just picked it up at a sale because I thought it was beautiful. Is it worth anything by itself?

Sebastian said...

Yes, it is worth alone about $15 when in very good condition.

Anonymous said...

I came across a Ronson Nordic lighter ,itis either Walnut or teal .Is it worth anything .I also have a Ronson Diana in fair condition. Worth ?

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