Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Unknown vintage lighter

In Tobacciana > Cigar and Cigarette Lighters > Show & Tell.
Tobacciana2449 of 3175ww2 aluminum tank automatic lighterTobacco signs,Old Schlitz can
Love it
Like it

kerry10456kerry10456 loves this.
jimborascojimborasco loves this.
packrat-placepackrat-place loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago


(1 item)

Hello all,

Just trying to get some information on this lighter I picked up.

I believe it is platinum due to the 900 stamp on the body and the removeable head. Next to the 900 stamp on the body there is another stamp that has a Z, then a small tree and a W. On the bottom there are the letters WIFEU.

Can anyone please tell me the production year, manufacturer, where it was made and its value?

Thank you all very much!!!!!

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.


  1. larrytolkin, 5 years ago
    your wifeu lighter is austrian made by TCW. TCW invented the flint in 1903 and were important makers of automatic lighters. this model dates circa mid 1930's. the 900 mark is the silver content of the sleeve. the same mechanism was also used by asprey of london on their 1950's thru 1960's model. value is from $50-100 depending on condition.
  2. jimborasco jimborasco, 5 years ago
    Not everyone was depressed in the 30's.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.