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Lot 704
A 9 carat gold 'Rollboy' B & C style pocket lighter,
by Arthur Donovan Bach, Birmingham 1960,

Sold for £ 360 (US$ 441) inc. premium
A 9 carat gold 'Rollboy' B & C lighter,
by Arthur Donovan Bach, Birmingham 1960,
rectangular form with all over chequered decoration, plain thumb piece, one side panel slides to reveal re-fill opening, incuse stamped "Bach", "Worcester England", "Pat. 652937", in a red leather case, interior cover stamped "Asprey," height 5cm, length 3.1cm, diameter 1.2cm.

Footnotes

  • "The 'Rollboy' model was introduced by Alfred Dunhill in 1948, and was produced by a Birmingham firm, Bach & Cooper, who applied for a patent, but then abandoned the project. The collaboration with B&C ceased in about 1953 and, although after that time B&C continued to market their lighters, these were no longer considered to be by Alfred Dunhill."
    Ref: 'The Dunhill Petrol Lighter, A Unique Story', Davide Blei & Luciano Bottoni, Unique srl, 2004.
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