First World War Postcard from France: "Un nouveau briquet", 1915

I have bought today a very intriguing postcard from the First World War period. It is dated on the reverse May 1915. On the front a soldier is holding a fired bomb which he uses to light his cigarette. "Un nouveau briquet" means "A new lighter".

French postcard dated 1915, Un nouveau briquet. Editeur PARIS, 552

Videos from the International Lighter Convention in Krefeld, Germany (2013)

The 14th International Lighter Convention which took place in Krefeld (Germany) on the 4th May 2013 came to an end. Below three short Full HD movies from the meeting. Enjoy!

The official part of the convention lasted approximately five hours from 9:30 to 14:30. I have meet collectors and dealers from such countries like Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy, UK, Austria, Poland, France and Spain. I have counted more than 25 stands on which one could find pocket and table lighters, lighter parts, adverts, books and even displays. One could swap buy/sell lighters and over all exchange knowledge and experience. People who regret not attending this event should know that already two other meetings for lighter collectors are scheduled for this year:
  1. 1st International Convention of Lighter Collectors in Eastern Europe - it will take place on 5th October 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. Contact person Vladimir Danek.
  2. 5th Rhein-Main-Lighter-Convention - it will take place on 27th October 2013 in Offenbach am Main, Germany. Contact person Matthias Burgey.