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The Royal Doulton Lighters

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A number of small Royal Doulton character jugs were also  used to create a series of cigarette lighters. There were 14 Royal Doulton Lighters created: Old Charley; Buz Fuz; Mr Pickwick; Captain Cuttle, Cap’n Cuttle; Mr Micawber; Beefeater; Falstaff; Long John Silver; Porthos; Rip Van Winkle; Poacher; Lawyer; Bacchus and Captain Ahab.

D6464 Poacher Royal Doulton Lighter.
D6464 Poacher Royal Doulton Lighter. This version sold for $50 at Whitley’s Auctioneers, July 2019.

The main models used for lighters were released in 1958. Some character jug models were only made for a couple of years so these are less common and have more value and include: the Musketeer Porthos, Rip Van Winkle, and Captain Scuttle. The pieces used include designs by some of Doulton’s most celebrated designers such as Charles Noke and Leslie Harradine.

D5838 Buz Fuz
D5838 Buz Fuz. This version sold for $34.33 on ebay, February 2023.

List with Doulton Designer

D5227 Old Charley – Designed by Charles Noke
D5838 Buz Fuz – Designed by Leslie Harradine & Harry Fenton
D5839 Mr Pickwick – Designed by Leslie Harradine & Harry Fenton
D5842 Captain Cuttle – Designed by Leslie Harradine & Harry Fenton
D5843 Mr Micawber – Designed by Leslie Harradine & Harry Fenton
D6233 Beefeater – Designed by Harry Fenton
D6385 Falstaff – Designed by Harry Fenton
D6386 Long John Silver – Designed by Max Henk
D6453 Porthos – Designed by Max Henk
D6463 Rip Van Winkle – Designed by Geoff Blower
D6464 Poacher – Designed by Max Henk
D6504 Lawyer – Designed by Max Henk
D6505 Bacchus – Designed by Max Henk
D6506 Captain Ahab – Designed by Garry Sharpe

The lighter fittings used inside the jugs included Colibri, Ronson and Evans & Co.

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