Always be on the lookout for treasures that would appeal to multiple collectors. This one would be desirable for both lighter collectors and photographers.
• Found At: Online Auction
• Purchased For: $23.40
• Value: Sold for $38 (November, 2014)
• A Little History Lesson: The first lighter was invented in 1823 with the effort of the famous German chemist Johann Wolfgang Dobereiner (1780 – 1849). Because the device was very large, hard to use, and highly dangerous, it never managed to gain large popularity and was produced only in limited quantities through the end of 19th century. (Source: historyofmatches.com)