Tobacco Collectibles: Cigarette Lighters

Zippo lighter

Lighters are one part of the broad field of smoking or tobacco-related collectibles which include such items as pipes, cigar bands, cigar cutters, ashtrays, cigarette cases, packs, boxes and holders, match covers, advertising materials and more.  Given the current trend towards more stringent legislation on the tobacco industry, there would seem to be a lot … Read more

Rare Toy, Bank and Arcade Auction

The Contents of a Fire Fighting Museum, a Private Arcade Machines Collection and Nearly 150 Rare Toys and Banks will be Sold April 9-11, 2010 The three-day weekend event will be held in Ann Arbor, Mich., by Showtime Auction Services. (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) – Nearly 2,000 lots from several major collections in an array of … Read more

Tobacco Silk Quilt

Prized tobacco silk quilt is early 20th-century collectible Saturday, April 12, 2008 Khristi Zimmeth: Trash or treasure? “My grandmother was getting ready to sell this quilt in a garage sale for a very small amount,” Lori Matthes of Monroe remembers. “I saw the quilt and told her that I wanted it and not to sell … Read more