Swarovski Cigarette Lighters


To continue our Discussion about Swarovski-produced Smoking related issues, the following represents information for the Swarovski Cigarette Lighters.

7462 062 000 / 010 098 / 010098 – Var. 1
Cigarette Lighter
Var 1 has a more rounded rhodium top
Logo: Block SC or Swan
Designer: Max Schreck
Size: 3 1/4 inches
Issue Date: 1981 / Retired 1990
MRP: $160

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7500NR50 / 7500 050 000 – Var. 2
Brushed Rhodium Cigarette Lighter – Var 2 has Brushed metal and a wide band of rhodium, with a beveled rhodium top & crystal stones on the top and bottom.
Logo: Block SC
Size: 3 5/8 inches 92mm high
Designer: Team
Issue Date: 1977 / Retired 1982
MRP: $160

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7500NR50 / 7500 050 000 – Var. 3
Polished Gold Cigarette Lighter
Polished Metal with a wide band of gold
Size: 3 5/8 inches 92mm high
Issue Date: 1977 / Retired 1983
MRP $160

At one time, before the collapse in the Collectibles market, Variations 2 and 3 were worth in the $2,000 range.

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Swarovski Cigarette Holders – For the Smoker ?


A very small quantity of items with the smoker in mind were produced by Swarovski (although will probably not be used by a collector) included the Ashtray, Cigarette Lighter & Cigarette Holder. We will be discussing each in separate blog posts over the next few weeks.

Let’s talk about the Cigarette Holders first.

The most common Cigarette Holder is 100% crystal with no metal accents.

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7463 062 000 / 010 177
Cigarette Holder
Can be found with Both the SC Block logo and the Swan logo.
Designer: Max Schreck
Size: 2 3/8 inches
Issue Date: 1981 / Retired 1990
Original Retail Price: $95

The other far more unique & hard to find Cigarette Holders were produced from 1977 to 1983 with a variety of metal accents – Rhodium Polished, Brushed Rhodium, & Polished Gold.  These sold for Thousands of Dollars at one time to Collectors in the Secondary Market, after they were retired, before the After Market collapse.

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7503 050 000 / 011 054
Cigarette Holder Polished Rhodium Var 1
Designer: Team
Old Block logo
Size 5 1/2 inches 140mm high
Designed with a wide band of rhodium on polished metal and a crystal stone on the top and bottom.
Issue Date: 1977 / Retired 1983
Original Retail Price: $130

7503NR50 / 7503 050 000 – Var. 2
Brushed Rhodium Cigarette Holder
Logo: Block SC
Designer: Team
Size: 5 1/2 inches 140mm high
Issue Date: 1977 / Retired 1982
MRP: $130

7503NR50 / 7503 050 000 – Var. 3
Polished Gold Cigarette Holder
Old block logo
Size: 5 1/2 inches 140mm high
Var 3 is much more rare & is valued more highly
Designer: Team
Issue Date: 1977 / Retired 1982
MRP: $130

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Swarovski Beetle Bottle Openers


The Beetle Bottle Openers have been one of our most controversial subjects among our ‘Crystal Fanatics’, for their ultimate uniqueness and for their design attributes… some like it while others do not think they are very attractive. What do you think ??

Beetle Bottle Opener - Gold, Smooth

Beetle Bottle Opener – Gold, Smooth

7505 076 001 / 011 840
Beetle Bottle Opener – Gold, Smooth
Var. 1
SC block only (may be hidden from view)  stamped on the metal component
The metal body where the legs attach has a smooth finish, stones are not interchangeable.
Designer: Team
Size: 4 3/8 inches 110mm long
Issue Date: 1978 / Retired 1983
MRP: $80

7505 076 002 / 011 840
Beetle Bottle Opener – Rhodium, Smooth
Var. 1

7505 076 001 / 011 840
Beetle Bottle Opener – Gold – Rough surface
Var. 2  Logo: Block SC

Beetle Bottle Opener, Rhodium, rough

The metal body where the legs attach has a rough texture, crystal stones are not interchangeable.
These two issues have the same specifics as those above, the only difference is in the textured surface.  The difference is on the side of the metal; it is either smooth or rough in texture.

The Beetle Bottle Opener was also available in Genuine Silver. Possibly a prototype.

At one time, they were valued at several thousand dollars.

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Swarovski Beetle Bottle Openers


The Beetle Bottle Openers have been one of our most controversial subjects among our ‘Crystal Fanatics’, for their ultimate uniqueness and for their design attributes… some like it while others do not think they are very attractive. What do you think ??

 

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7505 076 001 / 011 840
Beetle Bottle Opener – Gold, Smooth
Var. 1
SC block only (may be hidden from view)  stamped on the metal component
The metal body where the legs attach has a smooth finish, stones are not interchangeable.
Designer: Team
Size: 4 3/8 inches 110mm long
Issue Date: 1978 / Retired 1983
MRP: $80

Beetle Bottle Opener, Rhodium, roughBeetle Bottle Opener – Rhodium, Rough Edge, Var. 2

7505 076 002 / 011 840
Beetle Bottle Opener – Rhodium, Smooth
Var. 1
Logo: Block SC
7505 076 001 / 011 840
Beetle Bottle Opener – Gold – Rough surface
Var. 2
The metal body where the legs attach has a rough texture, crystal stones are not interchangeable.
These two issues have the same specifics as those above, the only difference is in the textured surface.  The difference is on the side of the metal; it is either smooth or rough in texture.

The Beetle Bottle Opener was also available in Genuine Silver. Possibly a prototype.

At one time, they were valued at several thousand dollars.

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The Swarovski Pineapples


Pineapples have been a familiar figurine produced for various Swarovski product lines for many, many years.

Dating back to the late 1980’s, Swarovski produced 3 different Trimlite Pineapple figurines. They all have the Trimlite ‘T’ logo.

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Trimlite Pineapple

Small Pineapple – Product #5622. Produced from 1985 to 1988 measuring 2-1/4 inches High x 1-1/2 inches Wide (58mm x 40mm)
The small pineapple has a single crystal 1″ (25mm) in diameter serving as the fruit, with a gold metal topper. It retailed for $30.
Medium Pineapple – 52623. Produced 1985 to 1988. It is 2-7/8 inches High x 1-1/2 inches W (73mm x 35mm) with a gold metal top. It retailed for $50.
Large Pineapple – 52624. Produced from 1985 to 1988, 3 1/4″ high with a gold metal top. It retailed for $70.

Also produced, from the ‘Silver Crystal product line was a variety of Pineapples. They carry the Block SC or Swan logo & were designed by Max Schreck. Most of them were moved to the Home Accessories product line in 2003.

Small Pineapple with a goldtone leaf topper – 7507 060 001 / 012 726. Produced from 1986 to 2004 & approx. 2.5″ high.

Small Pineapple with a rhodium leaf top – 7507 060 002 / 012 727 Produced from 1981 to 2007. & approx. 2.5″ tall. There were 2 versions: one with smooth leaves, the other with textured hammered leaves.

Large Pineapple with goldtone leaf top – 7507 105 001 / 010 044.  Produced from 1981 to 1986 with a height of approx. 4.125″.  Again, produced with smooth or textured hammered leaves. It retailed for $135.

Giant Pineapple with goldtone leaf top. – 7507 260 001 / 010 116. Produced between 1981 & 2008.  9 3/4″ in height with a massive weight of 10 lbs. 10 oz. but with textured or hammered leaves only.  It also was issued with or without the special markings indicating that it was part of the ‘Signed Collection’ from the European series. It retailed for $,3500

Giant Pineapple with rhodium leaf top – 7507 260 002 / 010 258. Produced from 1981 to 1986 with same size and weight of the goldtone Giant Pineapple. Again, in textured hammered leaves only & with or without the European markings.

Pineapple Candleholders
Rhodium 7600 136 002 / 010178 Old Block logo only
Hole style only, & only available in rhodium in the European market; has rhodium hammered leaves. 4 3/8 inches 110mm high
Issue Date: 1983 / Retired 1987 –Gold 7600 136 001 Old Block logo only
Hole style only with gold hammered leaves, same size as Rhodium, Produced between 1983 and 1986 & retailed for $150.

 

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The latest Pineapple (pictured) was a Ltd. Edition issued & retired in 2014, and designed by Edith Mair.
It measures 7-7/8 x 3-9/16 x 3-9/16 inches (20.0 x 9.0 x 9.0 cm) & retailed for $1,025.

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Swarovski Changes, Reorganizes & Renames Its Product Lines


Deutsch: swarovski kristallobjekt

Photo from Wikipedia

Swarovski, in its infinite wisdom, has gone and done it again! Changed all its Product Categories!
If you are a CFC Member, you already know that we were
FIRST to bring this News to our CFC Members last October, and Reorganized our CFC Photo Galleries for 2013 to reflect Swarovski’s Change in their Product Lines at that time.

The famous trademarked Silver Crystal product line is Gone, now renamed “Crystal Nature”.   Could this reflect the change in Swarovski’s new ‘Advanced Crystal’ formula  ? where the product is now being manufactured practically lead-free? This has been a raging subject on our CFC website among collectors. Most of them are not happy about this critical change.  Can it now even be considered ‘crystal’ ? (See our previous article)

The Paradise line is now ‘Mother Nature‘.
The Soulmates products are now ‘Contemporary Nature.’

The entire Lovlots line, Hello Kitty, the Mo’s, Emoti’s, Bo Bears & Happy Ducks now belong to the ‘Characters’ product line. Two additional lines have been added to this lot in 2013: the Lovlots Dinosaurs and Erika and Elliot.

A ‘Symbols‘ (no, it’s not related to the previous products with this product name) line has been created to include:

  • Universal Symbols (formerly Crystal Moments/Memories)
  • Seasonal Symbols (formerly Crystal Seasons)
  • Asian Symbols for the Zodiacs

Supposedly, the NLE’s and the Crystal Myriad lines are now called “Swarovski Art.”

So we now have a new ‘crystal formula’ for the manufacturing process, being referred to by many collectors as ‘just glass’, and new product lines too!

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Swarovski Frogs


Swarovski has produced 4 frogs that are a part of the Silver Crystal product line.

Swarovski Frog – a clear frog, part of the “In the Secret Garden” theme group.  The Frog was produced 1994 – 2006, so you will only find it with the Swan logo. This is a tiny crystal frog with Black and green eyes that retailed for $55.

Baby Frog – clear faceted  crystal with Sahara eyes, and is a part of the “In the Secret Garden” theme group.  The Baby Frog was introduced in 2002, and is currently available.

Prince Frog (Black Eyes) – This frog has a clear body, a clear crown, and black eyes.  The Prince Frog was introduced in 1984, and this variation was retired in 1991.  Because of the timeframe it was produced, it can be found with either logo:  Block SC logo OR Swan logo.

Prince Frog (Clear Eyes) –  clear body, a clear crown, and clear eyes.  It has the same crystal body as the black-eyed Prince Frog, but with different eyes.  This variation of the Prince Frog was discontinued in 1985, and for this reason, can be found with only the old Block SC logo.  Use caution when purchasing a Prince Frog with Clear Eyes, paying close attention to possible eye alteration and the logo to ensure that is is an original Swarovski creation.

Any number of frogs have been issued by Swarovski in other product lines, including  Trimlite, Lovlots, & E&R, as well as the Oliver Weber product line.
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