Rare Unique Dunhill Rollagas Lighter With Original Red Leather Hard Case 1958 For Sale
FINE ANTIQUE SILVER
RARE UNIQUE DUNHILL ROLLAGAS SILVER PLATELIGHTER WITH ORIGINAL RED LEATHER HARD CASE Alfred Dunhill1958
This is a Very Rare Dunhill Rollagas Lighter with Case, crafted by the highly regarded Alfred Dunhill, this was made inSwitzerland 1958, making this55 years old, this is the most Superb Quality Silver Plate Dunhill Rollagas Lighter, they were so classic looking that they appeared in the James Bond Movies and others, the body of the lighter has the Barley design on all sides, the lid has a smooth finish with an engraved date and Initials on the lid, the hinge is very strong and the lid springs open and closes with a nice snap sound to it, it has all the hallmarks of Dunhill on the base and inside of lid, this is true quality being made in Switzerland, all the parts seem to be intact but there is no gas in it so im selling it asuntested, what makes this extra special is that it comes with its Original Red Leather Hard Case, it is in lovely condition for the age of it, the hinge is good on the box, it has the Dunhill logo in the lid, and the lighter holder even has a Blue Velvet and Leather back to it, all in lovely and there is also a set of original instructions,i doubt there is another Dunhill Lighter and its original Case as nice as this and as old, condition is Excellent with no dings or dents, just some light surface scratches, just mentioned for accuracy, this would add something Unique to any collection, it really is breath taking
MAKER....... Alfred Dunhill
ASSAY MARK...... Switzerland 1956 - 60
Measurements....... 6.5cms length......2.4 width.....1.2cms depth
CONDITION........as per above
Developed in the mid-1950s, Dunhill produced one of the first butane gas lighters. This iconic design has remained relatively unchanged since and was regularly used by James Bond in both print and on the screen.
It’s fair to say that, if James Bond likes it, it must be good. 007 has used the cherished Rollagas Lighter both in print and on screen. It was also a favorite of Elvis Presley, who owned a 14-karat gold model. Legend has it that the Rollagas was given to the King by his manager, who had to carry it for the performer because his pants were too tight to store it. A Rollagas has also frequently won the honor of being crowned the “World’s Most Expensive Lighter.”1956-1960 Dunhill rollagas This model will have on the base patentedmade in switzerland and Dunhill the filler cover will have two arrows on it the the hinge is of the barrel type flint and spring housing are iron (not plated)under the lid does not have the dunhill logo.Made in gold or silver plate with a smooth lid and lined out barley body ,we see the emergence of different patterns over this period such as florentine ,hobnail with a smooth top and a few others sold gold and solid silver versions have a few different patterns depending on jacket type
Alfred Dunhill Ltd.
is a British luxury goods brand, specialising in ready-to-wear, custom and bespoke menswear, leather goods, and accessories. The company is based in London, where it also owns and operates a leather workshop. The company is currently owned by Richemont.
The business was developed by Alfred Dunhill after he inherited his father's saddlery business on London's Euston Road. Alfred Dunhill, responding to the growing demand for automobiles, developed a line of accessories called "Dunhill's Motorities". This first collection included car horns and lamps, leather overcoats, goggles, picnic sets and timepieces. Alfred Dunhill pitched the company under the slogan “Everything But The Motor”. In the 1920s, Alfred Dunhill, the founder, retired from the business.
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