Cartier Lighter in Gold

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1944 Cartier Lighter

in 9K (Carat) Gold



This attractive Cartier Lighter is unusual in that it stems from Cartier in England, rather than France.


As you will see from the picture above this lighter features the Cartier "Oversize" Lid. Which is also shown below.

The following images show the Lighter open.

Because this Cartier originates in England it has the English Hallmarks. Some of these marks are visible in the picture below.

One Hallmark has been placed below the Flint Wheel roller, as shown below.

The Full Hallmark reads:

"9" for 9K (Carat) Gold

".375" the decimal coding for 9 Carat.

The Date Letter, a Capital "i" representing the year 1944.

The Leopard's Head, telling us that this Lighter was Hallmarked in the London Assay Office.

Behind the Wick we have the Maker's Stamp, "J.C", which stands for Jacques Cartier. This can be seen below.


The same "J.C" mark is also stamped on the inside of the lid.

And below the "J.C" stamp we see the part Hallmarks "9 .375".

Our final photographs show the base of this Cartier Lighter.

The base is stamped "Cartier London".

The two screws above are the famous "Half Flap" srews that enable the screws to be easily removed without the use of a Screwdriver. This ensures that no damage is done to these Screws (by avoiding the use of a Screwdriver).

The Fuel Screw, on the right above, has a "Spare Flint" compartment.



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Book References

In Bisconcini, on page 79, we see a Silver version of this Lighter. It differs slightly in that our Gold Cartier has a "Flint Guard", or Flint Cover that protects the hands from flint residue during use.

Some further examples of this specific style of Cartier Lighter are shown at the top of page 116 of "The Golden Age of Cigarette Lighters".

Overall Dimensions to nearest 0.01       Height   Width   Depth  Depth2       
Inches 1.59  1.33   0.45  0.55
Centimetres 4.03  3.39  1.15   1.40
Depth2 shows the depth INCLUDING the Oversize Lid.


My personal, subjective opinion as to how rare this particular precise model may be, in this specific material, but irrespective of the finish.

1. Most Rare of all.  
2. Extremely Rare    Extremely Rare  
3. Very Rare  
4. Rare  
5. Quite Rare  
6. Uncommon  
7. Common  
8. Very Common  
 Cosmetic Condition Very Good, minor scratches on base.
 Mechanical Condition  Perfect.
 Operation  Works 100%
 Desirability     1. Most Desirable of all  
2. Extremely Desirable  Extremely Desirable
3. Very Desirable  
4. Desirable  

Scrap Value as at 7th April 2010

We are often asked the scrap value of a Gold Lighter. It should be noted that the scrap value bears no relationship to the market value. If a Lighter is made from Gold it is highly likely that it was produced in very limited numbers, and will therefore be an excedingly rare example of that model. That fact is a much more important issue when valuing Lighter.

Weight in Grammes   62.7

%age of Gold. Gold Lighters have only a very few parts that are not Gold. We assume that 95% of the total weight is Gold.


Scrap Value of 9K (Carat) Gold. Taken from "Cookson Metal Prices".


Value in GB Pounds. Given by Weight X Percentage X Value.



Value in US Dollars. Taken from "xe.com".