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EDWARD VIII SILVER CIGAR LIGHTERS

I.Franks is pleased to offer a fine range of antique sterling silver Cigar Lighters from the Edward Viii period. All of our antique, Edward Viii silver Cigar Lighters can be purchased online, or from our shop in the London Silver Vaults and come with a certificate of authenticity, guaranteed by our membership of LAPADA. Please click on an image of any of the Edward Viii Cigar Lighters to see a larger picture.

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L2766: Sterling Silver Plane Cigar Lighter

Hallmarked In 1936

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1936 by Sanders & Mackenzie, this very rare, early battery operated, George V, Sterling Silver Cigar Lighter, is in the form of a propellor plane, mounted on a wooden plinth which bears a plaque with the original inscription. The batteries are contained inside the plinth which is opened from the base, the propeller is removable to allow lighter fluid to be poured in, and the cockpit canopy is opened to reveal the lighter. The cigar lighter measures 4.25"(11cm) tall, by 7.5"(19cm) long with a wing span of 8.5"(22cm). Richard Stanley Harrison was the Mayor of Carlisle from 1936-1937. In 1936 the Carlisle Council sold Kingstown Municipal Airport to the Air Ministry, and it is likely that this rare lighter commemorates the sale. The airport was later remained RAF Kingstown, and was opened in 1938, becoming home to two squadrons flying Fairey Battle Bombers which had only recently been manufactured, having their maiden test flight on the 10th of March 1936.

£4,975

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