Antique Cigar Cutters and Lighters (Schiffer Book for Collectors) (Hardcover)

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From the end of the Civil War until the explosive popularity of the cigarette in the early twentieth century. the cigar was king. For the pleasure and convience of cigar smokers a wide variety of smoking accessories were manufactured, including cigar cutters and lighters. The cutters range from simple vest pocket models to ingenious mechanical contraptions that would occupy a prominent place on the counter of the local tobacconist. In between are beautifully sculpted Vienna bronze and wooden desk models. In many cases these are combined with lighters, to offer the smoker full-service convenience. The lighters range from alcohol dips to electric devices. They are sometimes cast as stunning figures or are elegantly formed lamps, using blown glass or pierced tin. Beautiful color photographs document these wonderful objects, accompanied by concise, informative descriptions. The text places the cutters in their historical context and contains helpful information. A value guide is included.

About the Author

Jerry Terranova has been collecting cigar cutters and lighters for decades, and this book is the culmination of his passion and expertise. Douglas Congdon-Martin has written numerous books about antiques and collectibles.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780887409417
ISBN-10: 0887409415
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: January 7th, 1997
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors