The Princess line was very long running and encompassed many styles over the years. It was first introduced in 1929, and the earliest versions were 'De-Light Princess'. Later De-Light was dropped and the Princess (and Standard, etc.) became models in their own right as opposed to being variations of the 'De-Light'. The Princess has the same height, but is both slimmer and narrower than the Standard, and is made as a typical womens lighter.
Louis V. Aronson designed the Princess De-Light in 1927, coming at the same time as the standard model, as shown in the design patent. The Princess was continually improved until its last version in the early 1950's. Spanning 25 years of manufacture - the Princess comes in a multitude of finishes, coverings, and enamel designs.
The 1929 Princess version was redesigned from the original 1927 De-Light, incorporating a streamline modern snuffer and thumb press. The underside bears the 1926 Banjo automatic mechanism utility patent along with a 1917 rare earth metal alloy (cerium flint) patent. All known examples of this Princess model are found with chrome plated bodies.
What's your Ronson Princess lighter worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items with prices.
|3 Nice Art Deco Enamel Ronson Princess||08/2021||$ 71.84|
|Ronson PRINCESS Lighter BLACK Enamel||07/2021||$ 23.43|
|4 Ronson Lighter Adonis Princess Capri||08/2021||$ 16.47|
|4 Ronson Lighter Adonis Princess Capri||09/2021||$ 14.48|
|Ronson Princess Lighter ORIGINAL||08/2021||$ 45.65|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||09/2021||-.--|