Hey /b/ros I just found an antique French lighter from 1082. What do you think it's worth?
I have no idea op. But it's gotta be worth some serious bank. It's an antique. Even a museum would probably buy it from you.
Worth looking into op.
That's what I was thinking. I just want to know a general idea of price so museum doesn't rip me off.
Also there's this word on the other side. Anybody speak old French that could translate what it means?
hey guy, mike from american pickers here.
i'll give you $2,000 for that. but you've got to let me stick 3 of my fingers into your anus in addition to the money.
I'd take it to an antiques store op.
Someone working there will know a hell of a lot more about its true value. Unless you come across some antique dealer on here.
Good luck op. Don't get ripped off. It's worth more than $2000. >>720925611
holy shit man that is some kind of blessing that old french people use to put on their lighter for good luk
Used some of my special equipment to enlarge the text that was inscribed on the sides. unfortunately the years haven't been kind, as most of it is illegible.
Don't try and use it, as it will likely crumble and fall apart.
Also there are some numbers and letters inscribed on the bottom, around what seems to be some kind of key hole. I'm starting to think this isn't a lighter at all.
These 6 letters mean something important, I'm sure. Did you find any documentation near where you discovered the antique?
I know of scammers like you. I also know my lighter is old. Begone troll.
Nothing at all.
Prestigious university! I know credible info when I see it!
I don't have the key. It would be really small. Could be worth a fortune with key maybe.
It still has some dirt left from when you dug it up op.
I wouldn't try to clean it. It may corrode or fall apart.
I'm thinking it's important to something op. Some sort of key or puzzle piece.
Help op find out the answer to this mystery.
I think this is the one you're looking for anon.
Holy shit! I just read the letters on the bottom and the lighter got really hot and this appeared on the side! This is freaking me out. Any idea what this symbol might mean?
It's the next step to solving this mystery op. Keep playing with the device untill more happens.
You could have something very powerful in your hands. Be carful lad.
That's the company that produces these types of lighter. Among other things.
Could explain a few of those strange markings you found.
They've been around a very long time too. So we're lucky, me and OP. Finding the antique french ones and all.
Historiast here. In olden times France they mostly spoke Latin. Bic is likely a corruption of the Latin 'bich', meaning 'generosity'. I theorize that this device was most likely offered to the French god Le Garliq in hopes of gaining a generous harvest of garlic and onions.
The figure to the left of the word is probably a depiction of Le Garliq, who was said to have the body of a man and the head of a negro.
nice find m8, but check this: papyrus that I found while wandering at Sahara. My quess is that this is atleast 3000 years old.
No anon. You don't understand. Ops treasure isn't in fact a lighter. It has deeper meaning. It's a puzzle piece or a key. Maybe a message from a prophet.
What you have is a plain ol lighter from tesco.
Mine says France 1102 on it. It's gotta be a later model of what OP has.
Plain lighters say USA on them. Fucking USA lighters. Made like shit by shit for shit with shit.
Historiast here. Holy shit guys, I don't know how he got it but the Indian guy who runs my local corner store has a whole stash of these things on sale for dirt cheap. Stupid currymuncher probably found them at the bottom of some poo pit in India and has no idea of their value: they look like possibly the best preserved examples of goods traded in the ancient Indo-French trade caravans. Going to buy them all up before some other history expert comes along and recognizes this huge find.
I've been very cool with you this far anon.
Op has the key to the universe.
Historiast and Futureologist here again.
Guys this shit is getting weird...I was so excited by this post I needed to have a smoke and calm my nerves. I lit up and then I noticed...the lighter was an EXACT replica of the one in OP's post EXCEPT it said "Made in Spain 2102". Is this some sort of highly elaborate hoax, or is it possible that the ancient French had time travelling and portal technology? The technology behind this thing looks like it could only really have been produced by the Future French, and yet there is an exact copy from olden times.
Alright fine anon. You win. You hold the key to the universe. And it's also a lighter.
Op is in fact a faggot.
Thread died man. It's just me and the holder of the key to the universe.
Fuck the thread. I'm going to get to the bottom of these ancient/futuristic artifacts. This is exactly like the De Vinci Code all over again, except with lighters instead of an elder scroll or whatever.