The iconic Dunhill name is known for quality, well-made cigarette lighters and other smoking implements. The company’s origin can be traced to Alfred Dunhill opening his first tobacco shop in London in 1907. Over time, Dunhill was responsible for some of the world’s finest petrol and butane lighters. Even to this day, the iconic name carries its legacy.
The Dunhill Rollagas is the most well-known and sold lighter Dunhill ever produced. The first generation of butane rollagas lighters was introduced in 1953 in limited numbers, before officially launching in 1956. The Rollagas was based upon its predecessor the Dunhill rollalite, which worked on petrol. The rollagas has had many iterations and improvements over the years and is still produced to this day, selling for around 750 euros for the base model.
This lighter features a very smooth diamond-cut pattern and a high-quality gold-plated finish. Dunhill rollagas lighters are difficult to precisely date since there are no serial numbers on the vintage lighters. This lighter was made between 1971 and 1985.