When I first started collecting lighters I bought a book titled Smokerama. In that book was a picture of the Arcalite Devil and when I saw that picture I was totally hooked. I pretty much decided right there and then my main goal in lighter collecting was to own an Arcalite Devil.
Over the years at lighter shows I heard stories about the lighter but nobody had seen one for sale for over ten years.
After years of searching, I finally got to see one up close that a friend had in his collection at a OTLS lighter show in Chicago. It made me want the Devil even more but unfortunately it was not for sale.
A few years later at a Sunday flea market I found an unused early Zippo salesmen sample briefcase. I sold it the same day and made quite a profit on it.
The very next day the Devil came up for auction on Ebay. How lucky! Because of the profit on the Zippo sale I was able to afford it and placed the winning bid.
The Arcalite Devil is one of the most prized lighters in my collection.