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Frank Sinatra Personal Owned Gold Cigarette Lighter, & Box

$1,275.00

Frank Sinatra Personal Owned Memorabilia
Original Personal 14k Gold Cigarette Lighter, circa mid-late 1950s

With RARE Original Box


 

 

In 1965 Esquire Magazine anointed their feature story "Sinatra Has a Cold" as the greatest story ever told at the magazine. The famed author Gay Talese mentions in his article that "Frank Sinatra gave away $50,000 worth of Gold Cigarette Lighters by the time he turned thirty"...

Here is one of those Original treasured gold lighters...

Many of these Sinatra treasures have been acquired for us, by well known celebrities as a testament to their  exciting appeal and desirability .. 

* See enlargeable images above and below

And in the 40 years he gave out lighters it is the 1950s era 14K Gold Plated “raised” lettering “Thanks Frank Sinatra” that is the most rare and most valuable.    We have been fortunate to acquire a number of these by those who had an encounter or relationship with Mr Sinatra.   But, I believe this is the FIRST time we’ve ever been approached by someone who kept the original box and manufacturer’s instructions.   As a matter of fact,  I never realized the original box had a gold trim around it.  The box is also in Excellent condition with just a cut on the plastic cover.

And,  in Pristine UNUSED Condition.     And although it looks to have never been lit and has no  fluid in it, flicking it produces a strong spark.   What makes the Unused condition extra special is NONE of the 14k Gold has been rubbed off as most of these we’ve seen.   In particular, the gold on the lettering is the first to go.   Note in the enlargeable images the lettering’s gold plating is like it was when this was made 60-70 years ago. 

* Of all the versions of lighters Frank Sinatra use to handout to friends and those who had a fortunate encounter with him, this is by far the most desirable!  . . .With its raised boxed "Thanks Frank Sinatra" Signature, it is truly a beautiful and choice piece of Hollywood & Sinatra History.    These do NOT last long on our website.  And are very difficult to acquire. 

A terrific piece of history gifted from the Chairman of the Board himself!       NOTE!  These sell FAST!

A Great Find!  * See enlargeable images above and below

Frank Sinatra was known to carry with him and give to friends Cigarette Lighters with his name imprinted on them as a token of his thanks. These lighters would simply say "Thanks Sinatra" or "Thanks Frank Sinatra" (earlier ones).  This is the is the 14k Gold "raised letter" version and is the most desirable.  THIS Is the one everyone wants to own.

What more needs to be said. We have been fortunate enough to acquire this rare piece of personal memorabilia once belonging to "Ol Blues Eyes" himself. The lighter is 14K Gold Plated. The imprinted autograph puts this lighter in the mid/late 1950s era.    These have the Gold Plated raised lettering "Thanks Frank Sinatra" on the front.   It is about 1.25 x 2".    
* See enlargeable images above and below

** A 1965 article from Esquire mentions "Sinatra gave away $50,000 worth of gold cigarette lighters before he was thirty".   It was an amazing article about Sinatra and was considered by Esquire "the greatest story ever published by Esquire".

This is a true piece of history!  We have been collecting these cigarette lighters once belonging to Mr Sinatra for many years, some of which we have sold to well known celebrities.  They are our BEST sellers !

Note: Cvtreasures stamp NOT on original