Buying a vintage cigarette lighter
It’s not unusual for people to want to collect a vintage cigarette lighter. There are a few reasons, but many people around the world have these collections being they represent some kind of value to them. When buying a vintage cigarette lighter, you need to first determine exactly what kind of a lighter you are looking for. Even though it might seem easy to pick, you will change your mind when you see the full explanation of why people usually buy a vintage cigarette lighter. I will only go over a few factors which are more common. If you feel I have missed something out, please don’t hesitate to contact me, and I will edit this post.
Why vintage cigarette lighter is personal?
A vintage cigarette lighter can be personal representation to some memory. Sometimes we associate things that have happened or people we have met in the past with objects related to them. This is not an unusual occurrence, and is in fact very common. The vintage cigarette lighter is just one example of this phenomenon. I remember a story that would explain this a bit better – a son got a vintage cigarette lighter from his father, many years after his death, the son still uses the lighter because it reminds him of his father. Although this is a bit morbid example, it shows exactly what I meant. The vintage cigarette lighter holds great value to a person when it reminds them of something they don’t want to forget. Of course chances are they would never forget it even without the vintage cigarette lighter, however this lighter reinforces that memory.
The point from this story is that if you are picking a vintage cigarette lighter, the symbolic reason is always important. Every time you use that vintage cigarette lighter you will be reminded of it, so be sure you are doing it for the right reasons.
The symbolism of vintage cigarette lighter
The second reason people want to own a particular vintage cigarette lighter is because it’s a symbol of a period of their life. This doesn’t necessarily tie the vintage cigarette lighter to a person but rather an experience. Sometimes we need to change our life so we can move on, and although that change is necessary, we don’t want to completely let go of some things. By having one small item such as a vintage cigarette lighter remind us of those times, it would be more than enough.
The last reason is quality. Although this is very rare, you can still find a vintage cigarette lighter which was manufactured in a limited amount. Because you’ve had the honor of owning one of a few vintage cigarette lighters worldwide makes you want to hold on to it.
There are a lot of great lighters being distributed every day around the world. Some of the manufacturers are really doing a great job at making lighters that exceed every other lighter in both quality and design. However, there are some things a vintage cigarette lighter represents that even the best lighter in the world can’t replace.