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Literature

Here are some books, manuals and catalogues we recommend. The line up is by publishing date.

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000 art deco collectibles

Art Deco Collectibles - Rodney & Diana Capstick-Dale, 2016

The objects in this thematically structured book encompass Deco style at its most alluring, as well as the modernity, excitement, and social revolution of the Jazz Age. With 120 cigarette lighters, cases and other items it will definitely bring you back to the 1920's.

    • English
    • Hard cover
    • 272 pages
    • ISBN 978-0500518311
000 vintage lighters peter brooks

Vintage Lighters - 100 Great Mechanisms - Peter Brooks, 2015

An amazing book by Peter Brooks - the LCGB Chairman - about some of the most interesting lighter mechanisms. Very detailed info with lot of photos and patent drawings. Highly recommended for every lighter collector.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 122 pages
    • ISBN n/a
000 faszination feuerzeuge

Faszination Feuerzeuge - Manfred Klimaschewski, 2007

A wonderful book of an important lighter collection of a German collector. Detailed and extensively accurate content. German reading skills are advantageous.

    • German
    • Hard cover
    • 213 pages
    • ISBN n/a
0001 streichfeuerzeuge striker lighters

Streichfeuerzeuge / Striker Lighters Urs Baetschmann, 2007

A great book about striker lighters showing a magnificent collection. High quality photographs of strike lighters in gold, silver and enamel. A treat for the eyes.

  • German
  • Hard cover
  • 50 pages
  • ISBN n/a
0002 zippo lighters field guide

Warman's Zippo Lighters Field Guide - Robin & Dana Baumgartner, 2006

This book gives the history of Zippo, dating, companies, military, sports, boxes. It is what is says: field guide, one to keep with you at all times. A must for every Zippo collector.

  • English
  • Soft cover
  • 508 pages
  • ISBN 0-89689-362-6
001 the dunhill petrol lighter

The Dunhill Petrol Lighter - Davide Blei & Luciano Bottoni, 2004

As a result of years of research and study this book provides an extensive overview of the history and role of petrol lighters within the overall Alfred Dunhill product line, details of the production and commercial strategy used by the company and a comprehensive photographic catalogue of Dunhill petrol lighters.

    • English
    • Hard cover
    • 344 pages
    • ISBN 88-901596-0-X
002 the golden age of cigarette lighters

The Golden Age of Cigarette Lighters - Ira Pilossof & Stuart Schneider, 2004

The second book from these authors is an extensive work with hundreds of exquisite vintage lighters beyond the usual models including a lot of European lighters. A most important guide for serious collectors.

    • English
    • Hard cover
    • 192 pages
    • ISBN 0-7643-1936-1
0021 zippo lighters an ID and price guide

Zippo Lighters - An identification and price guide - Russell E. Lewis, 2004

Amazing book with lot of great photography, history, value trends, trading, price guide, advertising, lighter clubs and other info.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 208 pages
    • ISBN 0-87349-697-3
003 medieval firesteels

Medieval Firsteels - Spiro Svoronos, 2004

Small but impressive booklet about medieval fire steels. All steels are shown in full scale.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 49 pages
    • ISBN 0-9761088-0-1
004 neues ueber alte feuerzeuge

Neues über alte Feuerzeuge - Günter W. Broesan & Alois Gastl, 2003

This book reveals an enormous amount of insight to many lighter manufacturers and their products. It is deep technical content based on the vast knowledge of the authors. If you are not fluent in German you could still easily read the titles and most of the information related to the illustrations.

    • German
    • Hard cover
    • 196 pages
    • ISBN 3-9804748-4-4
005 artisanat de tranche et briquets de poilus

Artisanat de Tranché & Briquets de PoilusPatrice Warin, 2003

Impressive book about WWI Trench Art and Trench Art Lighters written by the French collector Patrice Warin. Requires French reading skills.

    • French
    • Hard cover
    • 208 pages
    • ISBN 2-84673-007-5
006 collectible lighters

Collectible Lighters - Juan Manuel Clark, 2002

A refreshing pocket guide for cigarette lighters, written by a French author. A charming concept with many extraordinary lighters. Great photos.

    • English or French
    • Soft cover
    • 375 pages
    • ISBN 2-0801-1133-7
0061 brandstifter

Brandstifter - Monika Haenlein & Eberhard Fehre, 2002

Museum catalogue of a German exhibition about the history of fire-making. The book is about all fire-making methods with fantastic pictures of a breathtaking collection. German reading skills required.

    • German
    • Soft cover
    • 182 pages
    • ISBN n/a
0062 zippo collection manual 6

Zippo Collection Manual #6Kesaharu  Imai, 2002

Last volume in the Zippo Collecting Manual edition from Kesaharu Imai. Smallest number of pages of them all but nevertheless worth having.

    • Japanese/English
    • Soft cover
    • 128 pages
    • ISBN 4-8465-2359-4
007 ronsons art metal works

Ronson’s Art Metal Works - Stuart Schneider, 2001

A comprehensive guide to Ronson’s fine decorative metalware. You can’t find any lighters in this book but it is an important completion for Ronson collectors.

    • English
    • Hard cover
    • 143 pages
    • ISBN 0-7643-1194-8
008 feuer aus schleiz

Feuer aus Schleiz - Dr. Theo Piegler, 2001

A great historical book about the Piegler-company (Schleiz, Thueringen, Germany), an important manufacturer of Doebereiner-lighters back in the 19th century. German reading skills required.

    • German
    • Soft cover
    • 241 pages
    • ISBN 3-935111-50-9
009 ronson book 2

Ronson Wick Lighters 1913-2000 - Urban K. Cummings, 2000

This is the pocket guide that followed in 2000. It contains no historical information but an extended variety of nearly 100% of all Ronson lighters ever made. A handy guide for the Ronson collector with most accurate information.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 425 pages
    • ISBN 0-9632796-1-0
010 the handbook of vintage cigarette cigarette lighters

The Handbook of Vintage Cigarette Lighters - Stuart Schneider & Ira Pilossof, 1999

The first book from these authors is a practical guide for lighter collectors with great photography and accurate information. Not as extensive as their second book but more practical to take along.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 175 pages
    • ISBN 0-7643-0932-3
011 zippo an american legend

Zippo an American Legend - Avi R. Baer & Alexander Neumark, 1999

A handy pocket guide for Zippo collectors. A good read for new collectors (to get an overview) and people who do not collect but are interested in the topic.

    • English
    • Hard cover
    • 191 pages
    • ISBN 1-84092-236-2
012 the evans book

The Evans Book - Larry Clayton, 1998

A comprehensive guide to the history and the products of the Evans Case Company. The book includes most Evans’ lighter models, most other products as well as old advertising and patents.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 166 pages
    • ISBN 0-7643-0641-3
0121 feuerzeuge im auer von welsbach museum

Feuerzeuge im Auer-von-Welsbach Museum - Wolfgang Seyfried, 1998

This simple booklet presents an extract from the Auer-von-Welsbach Museum in Althofen, Austria. The Museum is dedicated to the inventor of the pyrophoric flint and the lighters shown are very rare models from his original collection. A must have for collectors interested in rare mechanisms.

    • German
    • Soft cover
    • 91 pages
    • ISBN n/a
013 zippo the great american lighter

Zippo The Great American Lighter - David Poore, 1997

The encyclopedia for Zippo collectors. The book contains excellent historical information and a vast collection of lighter-pictures and illustrations.

    • English
    • Hard cover
    • 216 pages
    • ISBN 0764302035
0131 japanese lighter club museum

Japanese Lighter Club Museum CatalogueJapanese Lighter Club, 1997

A catalogue of the Japanese Lighter Club Museum in Tokyo published by Green Arrow Graffiti.

    • Japanese/English
    • Soft cover
    • 144 pages
    • ISBN 4-7663-3203-2
0132 zippo collection manual 5

Zippo Collection Manual #5 - Kesaharu  Imai, 1997

Amazing publication full of useful info and advices on collecting. For all Zippo lovers.

    • Japanese/English
    • Soft cover
    • 160 pages
    • ISBN 4-8465-2144-3
014 lighter

Lighter - a Japanese author, 1997

This is a great re-print collection of lighter advertising and lighter catalogue pages. A wonderful tool to discover when specific lighter designs were advertised.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 359 pages
    • ISBN 4-7663-3212-1
015 cigarette lighters

Cigarette Lighters - Stuart Schneider & George Fischler, 1996

A great book for lighter collectors with a wide interest. Great pictures and information.

    • English
    • Hard cover
    • 176 pages
    • ISBN 0-88740-952-0
016 cigarette lighters 2

Cigarette Lighters Book 2 - James Flanagan, 1996

James Flanagan’s second book starts where his first book ended. Still a wild mix of flavors but higher quality lighters shown.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 135 pages
    • ISBN 0891456910
0161 zippo collection manual 4

Zippo Collection Manual #4 - Kesaharu  Imai, 1996

Great manual for Reddy Kilowatt, Coca-Cola and Disney fans. Also there is a lot about war time Zippos, sport illustrations, aviation motifs, locomotive and motor vehicles and the Celebration of the 50th Zippo Anniversary.

    • Japanese/English
    • Soft cover
    • 416 pages
    • ISBN 4-8465-2080-3
017 fire steels

Fire Steels - Vittorio Cacciandra & Alessandro Cesati, 1996

A magnificent book about the development of fire steels. First quality illustrations and information. This is THE book on the topic.

    • English
    • Hard cover
    • 131 pages
    • ISBN 88-422-0687-3
0171 die feuerzeuge

Die FeuerzeugeWolfgang Seyfried, 1996

Seyfried’s history of fire-making methods is a profound work, providing a huge amount of information. German reading skills are absolutely required.

    • German
    • Soft cover
    • 381 pages
    • ISBN n/a
018 the legend of the lighter

The Legend of the Lighter - Ad van Weert, 1995

This is the most wonderful book about the history and fascination of fire-making and lighters. It contains fantastic photographs and great stories. One of few books equally attractive to collectors and non-collectors.

    • English
    • Hard cover
    • 192 pages
    • ISBN 1-55859-854-5
019 cigarette lighters

Cigarette Lighters - James Flanagan, 1995

James Flanagan’s first book presents many pictures and brief information. A wild mix of flavors.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 127 pages
    • ISBN 0891456112
020 collecting cigarette lighters 2

Collecting Cigarette Lighters Volume II - Neil S. Wood, 1995

Wood’s second book has a lot more pictures of much higher quality. We find this book quite interesting for collectors with a specific interest in figural lighters.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 147 pages
    • ISBN 0-89538-071-4
021 1000 feuerzeuge cigarette lighters

1000 Feuerzeuge / Cigarette Lighters - Günter W. Broesan, 1995

The first of Günter W. Broesan’s books includes exactly 1000 lighters and very accurate information focusing to German lighters.

    • German/English
    • Hard cover
    • 291 pages
    • ISBN 3-9804748-3-6
022 collecting cigarette lighters

Collecting Cigarette Lighters - Neil S. Wood, 1994

Half of the content is about lighter advertisements. The rest contains of photos and information of a large variety of collectible lighters mostly from the USA and Japan.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 190 pages
    • ISBN 0-89538-056-0
023 smoking collectibles

Smoking Collectibles - Neil S. Wood, 1994

A well illustrated guide to all kinds of smoking collectibles.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 201 pages
    • ISBN 0-89538-070-6
024 match holders

Match Holders - Denis B. Alsford, 1994

A great guide about the related topic of match holders and vesta cases.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 192 pages
    • ISBN 0-88740-633-5
0241 zippo collection manual 3

Zippo Collection Manual #3Kesaharu  Imai, 1994

This manual gives great photography of experimental models, advertisements, masterpieces in history, museum Zippo lighters, clothing etc. Hundreds of Zippos inside.

    • Japanese/English
    • Soft cover
    • 357 pages
    • ISBN n/a
025 feuerzeugs

Feuerzeugs - Frank Gnegel, 1994

Museum catalog of a German touring exhibition about the history of fire-making. Excellent book for collectors of early firemaking devices such as Doebereiner hydrogen-lamps etc. German reading skills required.

    • German
    • Soft cover
    • 143 pages
    • ISBN 3-927204-24-2
0251 zippo collection manual 2

Zippo Collection Manual #2 - Kesaharu  Imai, 1993

In this manual you will find tips for collecting Zippos, design and production process, French military and US Navy models and much more. Great extension of the Zippo manual series.

    • Japanese/English
    • Soft cover
    • 256 pages
    • ISBN n/a
026 one hundread years and more

One hundred years and more - Michael Balfour, 1992

Published by Dunhill Ltd for the 100 year anniversary of the company. A detailed review of Dunhill’s history as one of the earliest luxury brands in the world. The book contains several great pictures of Dunhill lighters from the Dunhill Museum.

    • English
    • Hard Cover
    • 240 pages
    • ISBN 0297831763
027 ronson book

Ronson Wick Lighters 1913-1966 - Urban K. Cummings, 1992

When this book was published in 1992 the collecting of Ronson lighters took a steep ascent in the USA and the world. The book includes most Ronson lighters ever made plus a deep insight in to the history of Art Metal Works (Ronson). A great collector’s guide for Ronson collectors from the most knowledgeable specialist Urban K. Cummings.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 250 pages
    • ISBN-0-9632796-0-2
028 smokerama

Smokerama - Philip Collins, 1992

This is a marvelous book with great illustrations and information about rare and sometimes bizarre tobacco accoutrements such as lighters.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 124 pages
    • ISBN 0-8118-0119-5
0281 zippo collection manual 1

 

Zippo Collection Manual #1Kesaharu  Imai, 1992

First volume of Zippo manuals from Kesaharu Imai. Inside are chapters about the Zippo birth, WWII, table models, boxes, packages, Vietnam and so on. Useful for both beginners and advanced collectors.

 

    • Japanese/English
    • Soft cover
    • 255 pages
    • ISBN n/a

 

029 lighters gli accendini

Lighters Gli Accendini - Stefano Bisconcini, 1991

Called “the small Bisconcini”. A lovely handbook with an extract from the original book Lighters Accendini.

    • English/Italian
    • Soft cover
    • 142 pages
    • ISBN 0-8118-1869-1
030 compacts and smoking accessories

Compacts and Smoking Accessories - Roseann Ettinger, 1991

A well made guide to compacts and smoking accessories including lighters.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 163 pages
    • ISBN 0-88740-371-9
031 feuer und flamme

Feuer und Flamme - Georg Brandes & Rolf Jarschel, 1988

An unusual scientific book about fire-making methods. It was written and published in the German Democratic Republic. German reading skills required.

    • German
    • Hard cover
    • 150 pages
    • ISBN 3-343-00453-7
032 geschichte der feuerzeuge

Geschichte der Feuerzeuge - Rita Bucheit, 1985

A splendid handbook about the history of fire-making and modern lighters. Written by Rita Bucheit from the owner family of IMCO in Austria. German reading skills required.

    • German
    • Soft cover
    • 86 pages
    • ISBN 3-85447-155-6
033 lighters accendini

Lighters Accendini - Stefano Bisconcini, 1983

This is the standard work for lighter collectors. A great collector’s guide with lots of valuable information about lighter manufacturers in Europe and the USA. It focuses more on European brands and models.

    • English/Italian
    • Hard cover
    • 340 pages
    • ISBN 88-85679-00-5
0331 das feuerzeug

Das FeuerzeugHasso Heydenreich, 1979

A catalogue of exhibits from the Stadtmuseum Weimar by Hasso Heydenreich dated June 1979. Similar content to Bryant and May but not anything like as comprehensive.

    • German
    • Soft cover
    • Pages n/a
    • ISBN n/a
034 autour du tabac

Autour du Tabac - Pierre Faveton, 1970

A French book about tobacco history including vesta cases and Lighters. Really well made with great illustrations.

    • French
    • Hard cover
    • 96 pages
    • ISBN 2-7072-0129-4
0341 sakakura

Cigarette Lighters and CasesSakakura, 1949

This is a Japanese company set up in 1949, possibly American influenced. The catalogue has many recognizable lighters - copies of others makers.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • 11 pages
    • ISBN n/a
0342 the bryant and may catalogue of exhibits

The Bryant and May Catalogue of ExhibitsBryant & May LTD., 1926

The Bryant and May Catalogue of Exhibits (and the supplement published 1928) of Bow, London. It is the reference work for pre-flint fire making devices including fire drills, fire pumps, fire steels, tinder boxes, tinder pistols, burning glasses, Japanese nutmegs, dobereiners, matches, match boxes, “modern lighters” which were WWI trench lighters, Reliable Pocket Lamp, Koopman's Magic Pocket Lighter and many other cap and fusee lighters.

    • English
    • Soft cover
    • Pages n/a
    • ISBN n/a
 

 




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