Learn about Dunhill, Alfred Ltd.

Alfred Dunhill Ltd was founded in London in 1893 as a motoring accessories business.

In the 1900s, the company expanded into luxury tobacco goods. As cigarette smoking took off in the 1920s and ’30s, Dunhill became one of the most famous names in the field, opening shops in Paris, New York and Toronto and expanding into menswear, toiletries and other areas, but it is with smoking accessories that the firm is most notably associated.

Dunhill was particularly known for lighters, most famously the Unique lighter, launched in the early 1920s with the slogan ‘The lighter that changed public opinion’. Coming in various designs, the Unique could be operated with one hand; its design lessened the risk of petrol evaporation and it rarely needed filling. Dunhill also developed the first butane gas powered lighter.

Dunhill began manufacturing cigarettes in 1963. more...

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A pair of gold and diamond cufflinks, textured figure 8 design, estimated weight of twelve brilliant cut diamonds, 0.36 carats. 18ct yellow gold. Weight 22.11 grams. Length 2.2 cm. In fitted box for Alfred Dunhill, London

A ladies Dunhill gold wristwatch, quartz movement, circular gold dial with black Roman numerals, signed case, dial, movement and clasp, 18ct gold case and lugs, to black leather bands, 23mm diameter.

Selection of designer gentleman's ties to include Dunhill, Biscotte, Ted Lapodis, Hugo Boss and others (total 30)

A pair of cufflinks by Dunhill, styled in gold and silver metal with signature Dunhill motif

A cased gold plated Dunhill lighter; with original instructions

A Bioxed sterling silver Dunhill lighter; London 1952

Dunhill 'Table boy' cigar lighter, gold plated, 20th century. 11 cm

Dunhill silver cigarette table lighter & sterling silver cigarette case. (2 items)

A lighter by Dunhill, styled with an engine turned silver plated case, serial number 51679

A Dunhill aquarium table lighter, mid 20th century. Chrome plated mount and Lucite panels decorated with fish, impressed patent no 143752, 7.5 cm high x 5.5 cm width

A gold plated Dunhill lighter. Yellow gold plated, marked to inner and base Dunhill, made in Switzerland, rectangular in form, etched pattern work throughout, flip lid, roll strike to side

A Dunhill aquarium table lighter, mid-20th century, with plated metal mounts and Lucite panels decorated with fish, impressed patent no 143752, 7.5 cm high

A mens jacket by Dunhill, the single breasted jacket styled in brown suede, labelled Dunhill, size 50.

Dunhill silver mounted walking cane with jade insert handle, hallmarked London 1980 stamped Dunhill. Approx 91 cm long

A Dunhill pipe lighter and a sterling silver vesta case, circa 1930 England, an engine turned lift arm petrol pipe lighter, patent number 390107; and, 1904 Chester, with maker's marks for John Millward Banks, a plain hinged top vesta case monogrammed C.M;

Dunhill, Sterling silver vintage unique lighter, London 1926

A Dunhill gold-plated cigarette lighter with bark finish. (cased)

Dunhill gold cufflinks with tortoiseshell 9ct yellow gold cufflinks with tortoiseshell, stamped 'DUNHILL SJR 375' 14ct yellow gold smoky quartz cufflinks, stamped '585 14K' 9ct gold cufflinks with green, stamped '9ct' (6), total weight of 39.5grams Provena

18ct yellow gold Dunhill bracelet watch quartz movement with custom 18ct gold bracelet enamel dial with date display diameter 34mm total weight 106grams with Dunhill box and papers

A 9ct gold Dunhill lighter; guilloche pattern. Weight 98.9g.

Buckle: 14ct yellow gold buckle signed Alfred Dunhill. 10.6 grams.

A Dunhill gold wristwatch, manual wind movement, octagonal lozenge shaped cream dial with Arabic numerals, signed case, dial and movement, 18ct gold case and buckle, original black alligator print leather bands, limited edition 69 of 250, case length 35mm.

Dunhill two cigarette lighters one 18ct three-tone gold Dunhill lighter, stamped '750 830 Al', together with one 9ct yellow gold cased Dunhill lighter with engine turned finish, stamped '375 Made in England' (2)

Five various fountain Pens. Shaeffer imp VIII; Empress; Buck Vulcanite; Conway Stewart; Watermans U.K. and Dunhill, with silver barrel

A Dunhill Namiki cigarette case by Murata Senzan in simulated Nasihji and Maki-e lacquer finish techniques, the subject of gold fish swimming amongst water weeds. Signed, in original presentation case. Height 8.5 cm. Width 11.5 cm

Magnificent antique walnut chiffonier, stamped on right drawer 'W. Walker & Sons Dunhill Row E.C.', carved mirror back with shelves above 3 drawers with carved fronts, 2 doors and 2 open shelves, 214 cm wide, 69 cm deep, 266 cm high approx.

A Dunhill silver plate lighter, in original box with guarantee, in excellent condition

A Dunhill wrist watch a stainless steel and 18ct yellow gold Dunhill watch with a white face, gold battons and hands, with a swiss quartz movement in good working condition