Did you know that there were lighter conventions?
If you’re into vintage lighters, then this is the one you should know about. The venerable lighter collecting club; On The Lighter Side (usually referred to as “OTLS”) is holding their 2022 convention at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino on June 2nd through June 5th, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The yearly convention was cancelled for the past three years due to COVID fears and restrictions, but 2022 is a go for lighter collectors.
What can I expect to see there?
A niche collecting club like this is not going to generate a 20,000+ foot traffic experience. Rather, a much more intimate room of twenty to thirty tables of various vintage lighters for sale or trade. One might also expect discussions and displays of lighters and special collections and a Saturday evening auction.
They have reserved a limited number of spots which includes an exhibit table for non-members so they can experience a two day weekend of buying, selling, trading and displaying lighters. Best of all, there will be no registration costs and this event includes a Thursday hospitality gathering and a Saturday banquet for one person. Normal registration cost would be $150.
If you are interested in attending or in becoming a club member, more information can be found on the OTLS website.