"Entre deux feux. Bonne année!" Postcard, France 1914


This postcard shows a soldier holding a fox-hole lighter which rope is entangled around a burning woman. A disturbing view! The postcard was designed by "Edition SID Paris" and printed in France between 1914-1918 (World War I). On the reverse of the postcard it is written "Vise Paris no au verso" (ECIL 2025).

On the front of the postcard there are two expressions: "Bonne Année!" (eng. Good year!) and "Entre Deux Feux" (eng. between two lights).


eBay: Ronson Touch-Tip Lighter with Clock


Few days ago (9th April 2017) an extremely rare Ronson table lighter was sold on eBay for $1,995. It is, in my opinion, the best looking clock combination Touch-Tip lighter made by Ronson. It was manufactured in the late 1930s in two finishes: chrome plate with black or tortoise enamel and gold plate, also with black or tortoise enamel. The price is adequate to the very good condition of the sold example.




"Tout feu, tout flamme!" Postcard, France 1970


This cartoon postcard showing a girl and a boy lightning up his pocket lighter was issued in France (printed in Belgium) in 1970 by Editions Chapeau Nantes — S.P.A.D.E.M. (Paris, France). On the reverse of the postcard it is written "41 — Vacances de Jeunes" which suggests that it was intended for the youth on vacation (sic!). "Tout feu... Tout Flamme!" is a expression that might be interpreted in English as:  "To burn with enthusiasm!" or "All fired up!".

18th International Lighter Convention in Krefeld, 2017


On the 13th of May 2017 the 18th International Lighter Convention in Krefeld, Germany will take place! Table holders can set-up from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. More info can be obtained from Grahame Martin: grahame.martin@t-online.de. I hope to be there!