Gold Lighter Valuations
Gold lighters made of 18K and 14K gold alloy may contain a material amount of physical gold, so even if the lighter doesn't work, there is scrap value. That being said, gold lighters may also have significant "collectibility" value as well, if they are antique and rare.
Our goal is to provide you a reaonable basis to value your gold lighter. Unfortunately this isn't as easy as valuing a gold chain, which is pretty straightforward math.
Below are price ranges of gold lighters currently for sale on marketplaces online:
18K Gold Zippo Lighter
New: The value of new gold 18K Zippo lighter appears to retail from $11,000 to $12,500
Used: The value of a used gold 18K Zippo lighter appears to be in the $8,000 to $10,000 range
18K Gold Cartier Lighter
New: The value of a new gold 18K Cartier lighter appear to retail from $7,000
Used: The value of used gold 18K Cartier lighters varies greatly, as there are many different older styles. You can find used Cartier gold plated lighters for as little as $250, but used 18K gold lighters appear to range from $1,500 to $6,000.
18K Gold S.T. Dupont Lighter
Used: This is an antique gold lighter that is very rare, and is valued at around $50,000
14K Gold Tiffany Lighter
Used: Tiffany no longer makes gold lighters, but you can find them used between $1,000 and $3,000