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Post by bradflinders » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:38 pm

One of my many side collections is Cone Top Lighters. Below are photos of what I have so far. It's been awhile since I added a can to this collection. Does anyone out there have something I might be able to add to this endeavor?
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Post by pinnacle-project » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:01 pm

Cool collection!

I would be interested in other cone top lighters people may have even if they do not want to sell them to Brad.
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Post by Matt Menghini » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:13 pm

I have a Renner Golden Amber Beer 181/28 that was a lighter before I removed it. Matt

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Post by willssoda » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:49 pm

Super sweet!
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Post by Beercanpete » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:57 pm

These would make a GREAT article for the BCCA magazine … super cool to see so many of them in one place!

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Post by CrustyRusty » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:25 am

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I sold this version of a Duquesne lighter when I sold off most my cans a few years back, I'm still in touch with the person that bought my cans, he may still have it.

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Post by kb » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:06 am

just curious as to how they light? with a match?
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Post by bradflinders » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:01 am

The little cylinder on top of the cap of the can comes off revealing a typical lighter mechanism.
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Post by 16 oz collector » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:02 pm

I sold a tropical about a month ago on ebay ..one to look for?

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Post by Rand » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:17 pm

kb wrote:
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just curious as to how they light? with a match?
If you want to see a picture of the guts, there's a Canadian Ace on ebay right now showing it.....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-CANADI ... 3549727326
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Post by Jim Romine » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:57 pm

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I have a Peli-Can cardboard advertiser that clips under the lip of the cone. It's available.
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Post by Conehead » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:54 pm

Hey Brad,

Love the lighters. Here is one that you may not have seen. It popped up as a buy it now on ebay about 7 years ago. It is an applied sticker over the original pelican lighter. Sorry not for sale.
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Post by clevelandcanman11389 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:47 pm

Had a POC lighter conetop once

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Post by Leon » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:12 pm

Had a Tropical Florida lighter cone top once.
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Post by Rand » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:44 pm

Following up on this.....interesting auction on ebay.....point of sale display for cone top lighters:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/333039732186
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Post by pinnacle-project » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:27 am

Rand wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:44 pm
Following up on this.....interesting auction on ebay.....point of sale display for cone top lighters:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/333039732186

This is the first I have seen something like this but I have wondered before if it was possible to buy just the top and put it on any cone. Some cones, like Canadian Ace, are common as a lighter because they were sold that way. This display could explain cones rarely seen as a lighter.

I saw this Frankenmuth lighter at the Winterfest show. I had never seen one like this before and the seller said the same. Maybe rather than being sold as a lighter, this was just an ordinary cone that a person added a lighter to on their own.

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Post by spire64 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:45 am

pinnacle-project wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:27 am
Rand wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:44 pm
Following up on this.....interesting auction on ebay.....point of sale display for cone top lighters:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/333039732186

This is the first I have seen something like this but I have wondered before if it was possible to buy just the top and put it on any cone. Some cones, like Canadian Ace, are common as a lighter because they were sold that way. This display could explain cones rarely seen as a lighter.

I saw this Frankenmuth lighter at the Winterfest show. I had never seen one like this before and the seller said the same. Maybe rather than being sold as a lighter, this was just an ordinary cone that a person added a lighter to on their own.


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One way of confirming if it was made for use as a lighter is to pop the complete top off and see if the can is fill with the cotton like material that is used to absorb the liquid.
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Post by bradflinders » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:38 pm

Most authentic cone top lighters have a sticker attached to the back of the can or on the bottom.
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Post by Rand » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:39 pm

For documentation purposes.....downloaded pictures so when ebay deletes them we'll still have the information:
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Post by bradflinders » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:15 am

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Post by Summitcan » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:13 pm

Non IRTP Stag with alc content , second pic from top , is a nice sleeper
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Post by Longhorn Mike » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:56 am

It is usually east to spot former lighters that have been converted back to a regular can. I have seen numerous Canadian Ace and Goetz Country Club cones that have a humidity pattern on the back that mimics the sticker. Over the years, the paper got wet or simply absorbed moisture, leaving humidity underneath. You can see the shape of the sticker even after it's been removed and the can was cleaned.

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Post by huberman » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:30 pm

I see the Canadian Ace more often than any other. There is one in an antique store here in San Jose and I think he wants $65 for it. I have no idea on the value of them other than what the can is worth.

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