Are old lighters valuable?
Obviously, the modern plastic ones arent worth anything, but the value of the antique lighters can vary because of the materials that are used. A lighter made of gold or silver is generally worth much more than one made of more common materials. A very nicely decorated and handmade lighter is a great find.
Do people collect cigarette lighters?
There are hundreds of lighter collecting clubs around the world, and more are founded every year, so collecting is now a popular hobby for all ages.
Why you should always carry a lighter?
Fire allows you to stay warm, cook food, and boil water to kill harmful bacteria and parasites. For this reason alone it makes sense to have a lighter with you on a regular basis. If you didnt have a lighter, you would be forced to rely on things like a ferrocerium rod or some kind of primitive fire making skill.
What can you do with unwanted lighters?
Empty lighters should be disposed of in the trash. Make sure they are completely empty before disposal. Unused or partially used lighters should be brought to the household hazardous waste collection sites for free.