For James Flanagan, cigarette lighter collecting is not only a hobby; it is a passion. With the support of his wife, he wrote two volumes on cigarette lighters, one published in 1995 and another in 1996. He also published a "Big Book" of lighters in 2005, where he selected examples from other books and included all-new photos as well.
For the collector of Cigarette Lighters, The Big Book of Cigarette Lighters, Identification & Values is a clear, easy-to-follow book that is designed to make research fast and simple.
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Colorful photos capturing details of hundreds of all kinds of lighters make this a prime guide for collectors. The captions right beside each photo note material, manufacturer, date, size, and price range--e. g., 'Chromium lighter/case, made for king-size cigarettes, by Evans. Circa early 1950s. 4-3/4'h, 2-1/2w. $30.00-50.00.' Animals, Art Deco, Beyond the Ordinary, Decorative, Miniatures, and Sets are among the many different categories. The category Miscellaneous Tobacco Accessories for pipe holders, match boxes, cigarette tins, etc., comes at the end. Numerous sharp photos, simple informative captions, and clear organization make this a ready reference for collectors and dealers at all levels. With its many photos arranged orderly, it is particularly useful to beginners to scan through to find out what types of lighters and related items to keep their eyes open for at flea markets and other resources.