Dear lighter-collector friends,

This is the fifth release of my site. I added under the main menu 'Country' all my pocket lighters from Switzerland and a selection of high-end pocket lighters from the US.

Under the menu 'Techniques' I added my Volta, Gerzabeck and Doebereiner lighters and under the same menu all my Galvanic lighters. Under the same menu 'Techniques' I added all my Wheel-Lock and Flint-Lock lighters.

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.

This updated version of my site of the lighter museum has a new search function. If you go to "Dunhill 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". 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 which were shown in the Hanau exhibition.

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

In the near future, I plan to fill this website with lighters of other brands and other lighter techniques.

Have fun and probably you might have some corrections or other 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: