Swarovski produced a number of functional issues for their smoking collectors. (Aren’t we all totally smoking Swarovski collectors????)
In the crystal brand’s earliest years, they made a Swarovski Polished Rhodium Cigarette Lighter, a Swarovski Brushed Rhodium Cigarette Lighter, and a Swarovski Polished Gold Cigarette Lighter, all documented in Warner’s Blue Ribbon Books on Swarovski. These most original releases were more metal than crystal.
These Swarovski Cigarette Lighters were all recognized by a common part number 7500 00 000, despite their obvious visual differences of silver vs gold and polished vs brushed finishes. Cigarette Lighters of this part number were introduced in 1977 and retired in 1983. All had a price tag of $160 US.
In 1981, Swarovski began production of another lighter, which was later retired in 1990. This Swarovski Cigarette Lighter was more crystal than metal. It’s part number was 746 062 000. Over its production run of 9 years, the crystal component varied slightly with some having a more rounded top and some having a more beveled top.
Some of these Swarovski Cigarette Lighters can be found at the online auctions and both will be ending this week.
- Swarovski Cigarette Lighter (Rhodium) on eBay
- Swarovski Cigarette Lighter (Crystal) on eBay
If any of these lighters are something of interest, be sure to check out the auctions on eBay before it’s too late!
Angie / Crystal Exchange America
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