Ebay Selling Collects $11,000 for Old Cigarette Lighter
A Vintage Zippo Cigarette Lighter recently sold on eBay for $11,758. In spite of having a traditional Zippo design (Square, silver, and with an opening top) something unique had caught the eye of bidders.
The opening bid started at $10 on January 6th 2009. Seven days later the lighter had received 42 bids from the 19 bidders who participated in the frenzy.
According to James Massey, publisher of WhatSellsBest.com, a free website which tracks top selling eBay items. ďEven in our current economy, it appears some collectible lighters are still in high demand. More than 40 (lighters) have fetched final (eBay selling) prices between $1,000 to $5,000 in the last 90 days.Ē
Besides the rare Zippo models, Dunhill lighters also appear to be favorites among collectors. Particularly the Dunhill Aquarium lighters which were made in the early 1950ís. Several had recently received final eBay selling prices in the $3,000 to $5,000 range.
Massey also stated; ďMany times the owners of rare collectibles are not professional collectors. So having no idea of their itemís value, they end up selling it for pennies on the dollar in a garage or yard sale. Itís a real shame, because today itís so easy to get a general sense of market value for most items. It usually only takes a few minutes using free online sites.Ē
To see the Zippo (lighter) mentioned in this article or get more information about free resources to check the market value of your items: Visit WhatSellsBest.com or use the links below.
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