"Entre deux feux. Bonne année!" Postcard, France 1914

This postcard shows a soldier holding a fox-hole lighter which rope is entangled around a burning woman. A disturbing view! The postcard was designed by "Edition SID Paris" and printed in France between 1914-1918 (World War I). On the reverse of the postcard it is written "Vise Paris no au verso" (ECIL 2025).

On the front of the postcard there are two expressions: "Bonne Année!" (eng. Good

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"Tout feu, tout flamme!" Postcard, France 1970

This cartoon postcard showing a girl and a boy lightning up his pocket lighter was issued in France (printed in Belgium) in 1970 by Editions Chapeau Nantes — S.P.A.D.E.M. (Paris, France). On the reverse of the postcard it is written "41 — Vacances de Jeunes" which suggests that it was intended for the youth on vacation (sic!). "Tout feu… Tout Flamme!" is a expression that might be interpreted

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Ronson Lighter Catalog, USA 1954

A small 6-page color Ronson Catalog (catalogue) from 1954 distributed by the US dealership.

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Evans Lighters Catalog, USA 1930

Evans pocket lighters from the 1930s have a beautiful Art Deco look. Here are four pages from a Wholesale Catalog from the 1930 featuring Evans pocket and table lighters. Stunning! 

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Photo: Fuelling lighters on the WW1 front

These two photos were taken during the World War I on 20th June 1915 in a military camp in Turenne, Alsace, France. French soldiers are fueling their petrol lighters, mainly trench and rope lighters.

Courtesy by Christophe Beck, Hartmannswiller…

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"Still lifes" postcards with table lighters, 1969

Here is a quite interesting series of three postcards designed and printed in West Germany between 1969 an 1971 by Krüger. The still life photos share similar elements, among others: flowers, alcohol, cigars/cigarettes and… lighters:

(1) Erhard (…

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"Neighbours" postcard, France 1951

Here is an an example of a colorful and humoristic postcard from the early 1950s illustrated by Pierre Ryreze and edited by d’Art BelFrance. It depicts a meeting of neighbors. One of them is asking "Are you moving around?" In reply he gets this: "No, I have mounted a wood gas generator to my lighter!!" 

The postcard design no. is 508. It was printed by FAP in France.

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"Oh, for my lighter!" postcard, Canada, 1942

Here we have an example of a color postcard from the WWII era. It depicts a small boy handing the Canadian soldier a can with petrol (fr. essence) for the jeep. In reply he gets this: Oh, for my lighter! A bit of humor in the very unhappy times. The …

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"Oh, for my lighter!" postcard, Canada, 1942

Here we have an example of a color postcard from the WWII era. It depicts a small boy handing the Canadian soldier a can with petrol (fr. essence) for the jeep. In reply he gets this: Oh, for my lighter! A bit of humor in the very unhappy times. The …

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Poster with IMCO lighters, 1982

A very interesting and useful poster made by IMCO in 1982 presenting the whole range of IMCO lighters with the dates of introduction to the German market (1920-1982).

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