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Giant / Half Giant Crocodile Wrapped Dunhill Lighters

Timeless Elegance: Dunhill Leather-Wrapped Lighters

A Blend of Tradition and Craftsmanship

Discover the epitome of refinement with the Dunhill ‘Giant’ and ‘Half Giant’ Lighters, each piece a testament to the legendary craftsmanship synonymous with the Dunhill name. Circa 1955, these silver-plated treasures are elegantly adorned in rich brown polished pressed leather, mimicking the luxurious texture of crocodile skin. The meticulous detail extends to every aspect of their design, from the silver bodies proudly stamped with “MADE IN ENGLAND / PATENT: No.143752” to the iconic Dunhill branding on the screw seal. These lighters are not merely tools but symbols of an era when elegance was paramount.

Unparalleled Features for the Discerning Collector

Each lighter boasts a raisable lift arm, proudly bearing the ‘Dunhill’ insignia, a hallmark of quality and prestige. The large striking wheels and spring-loaded flints ensure a reliable spark, encapsulating both form and function in a design that feels as good to use as it looks. The dimensions of the ‘Giant’ and ‘Half Giant’ lighters (10.5 x 8 x 2.8 cm and 6.2 x 8 x 2.8 cm, respectively) showcase their robust yet refined stature, making them a distinguished addition to any collection.

A Legacy of Luxury

These lighters share the same esteemed lineage as the famed Dunhill Aquarium series, marking them as collectors’ items of significant historical and aesthetic value. The choice of silver plating and the unique pressed leather crocodile skin wrap reflect Dunhill’s dedication to unparalleled luxury and craftsmanship. Possessions of such caliber speak to the connoisseur’s appreciation for vintage fnds that embody the sophistication and spirit of a bygone era, making them a must-have for those who value heritage and high-quality craftsmanship.

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Giant / Half Giant Crocodile Wrapped Dunhill Lighters

Giant / Half Giant Crocodile Wrapped Dunhill Lighters

Stock Number: 79474

A Dunhill ‘Giant’ and a smaller ‘Half Giant’ Lighter, both are silver plated and wrapped in rich brown polished pressed leather crocodile skin. Both with silver plated bodies, and stamped MADE IN ENGLAND / PATENT: No.143752 and DUNHILL LIGHTER on the screw seal. Both lighters with a raisable lift arm bearing the name ‘Dunhill’ on the front, fitted with large striking wheels and spring loaded flints. England, circa 1955.

10.5 x 8 x 2.8 cm
6.2 x 8 x 2.8 cm

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