Dear lighter-collector friends,

This is the sixth release of my site. I added under the menu 'Techniques' a few Trench art Lighters and all my Vesta Boxes round about 400 pieces and more than 1000 photos.

Under the Dunhill Petrol Lighters I opened a new menu for my Dunhill-Gas-Lighter. I really collect petrol lighters but over the years there were interesting and unusual gas lighters, where I couldn't say no. For some of them I don't know the name. I would appreciate some help.

You will have more fun if you visit the site with your desktop pc or tablet instead with your mobile.

In January 2019 I started the website with some movies which were made by German tv-stations about my museum and exhibitions I had. And with pictures of all my Petrol Dunhill-lighters, about 1200 objects and 2500 pictures.

For my Dunhill Petrol Lighter the site has an extensive search function. If you go to "Dunhill Petrol Lighter Complete List" you find a filter set with the following categories: Name, Material/Workshop, Engraving. For example, if you put in 'Watch' in the field 'Name' and then click on 'Filter' (or press 'enter'), you get all lighters with a watch (ca. 150). If you put in Name 'Watch', Material 'Gold' you get only the gold lighters with a watch.
If you put in Material just 'Namiki' you get the 40 lighters with Namiki Laquer. If you type in Engravings 'Cartier' you get all lighters with Cartier engraving and so on.

The second addition to the site you find under the Museum section "Fire and Flame Exhibition". This exhibition a few years ago was in the 'Deutsche Goldschmiedehaus' in the city of Hanau. There you find a video in English where I explain the 30 show cases of the exhibition and you find pictures and detailed descriptions of all 450 lighters.

The information "The Dunhill Petrol Lighter - A 'Unique' Story": page xyz means, the photo in the book of Luciano Bottoni is taken from a lighter of my collection.

Have fun and stay healthy and probably you might have some corrections and comments.

Volker Putz

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the high quality catalogue of the exhibition (64 pages, 10,00 €), please contact me at: