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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 313

Lighter case, prototype; yellow gold

CHF 1,000 - 1,500

EUR 950 - 1,400 / USD 1,100 - 1,650 / HKD 8,400 - 12,600

Yellow gold lighter case. This original protoytype is dismountable in two pieces.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Brand Bic, France

Model Lighter case

Year circa 1970

Material yellow gold

Length 81 mm.

Width 26.80 mm.

Thickness 16.70 mm.

Weight 32.5 gr.

Signature Bic Brevete - Depose


Founded in 1945 by Marcel Bich, Bic is a French company, initially specialized in luxury cigarette lighter and pen. At the end of the 1960s, the company entered the American market where, in 1969, it launched a major advertising campaign.


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