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Photos Zippo Lighters Vietnam

Discussion in 'Militaria' started by Bigbird, Jan 6, 2016.


  1. Bigbird United Kingdom

    Bigbird The Bird Thats Big MI.Net Member Mi.Net Supporter

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    I found these pics very recently and would love to see more, especially if they belonged to a member who was actually there, but any will do. I thought they were very interesting.

    zippo lighter vietnam war.jpg zippo lighter vietnam war-001.jpg zippo lighter vietnam war-002.jpg zippo lighter vietnam war-003.jpg zippo lighter vietnam war-004.jpg
     
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  2. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Wow!
    Some powerful statements on these Zippo's I bet there are loads more of them around. nice post BB
     
  3. Holmesy7291 United Kingdom

    Holmesy7291 Mi Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    I've seen a lot of these on ebay, tho what's the bast way to tell if they're genuine and not just cheap chinese copies?
     
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  4. saiga

    saiga Content Mod Mi.Net Supporter Content Mod

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    Good point. It doesn´t matter which militaria you collect, you have to do your homework first. As I know nothing about zippos, here´s a piece of advice from someone who does http://www.ebay.com/gds/spotting-fake-Vietnam-war-lighters-/10000000011806374/g.html

     
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  5. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    That is good advice from the man. So many people trying to rip off other people it is hard to determine what is real and what is fake.
    There is something about collecting stuff (whatever it is) it makes me happy but trust me I am no hoarder :cool:
     
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  6. Bigbird United Kingdom

    Bigbird The Bird Thats Big MI.Net Member Mi.Net Supporter

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    A video about a fake vietnam zippo lighter

     
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  7. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    I have moved this thread to the 'militaria' section
     
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  9. snapper United Kingdom

    snapper Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Mi.Net Supporter

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    Some show the fear of death and regret of leaving loved ones behind to fight on foreign soil, others hint at the hatred for both the enemy and the government that put them in harm's way... others still show a remarkable sense of humour.

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    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...am-unique-insight-war-life.html#ixzz53fxZL6qo

    Cowan’s Auctions put up a lot of 282 Vietnam War-era Zippo lighters featuring personalized and anonymous engravings chosen by U.S. soldiers, sailors, and airmen during deployment. The collection was compiled by American artist Bradford Edwards over several years in the 1990s, on-site in Vietnam. The collection sold for $35,250 on June 21, 2012.

    http://twistedsifter.com/2013/02/soldiers-engraved-zippo-lighters-from-vietnam-war/
     
  10. ao_sepia Thailand

    ao_sepia Mi Private MI.Net Member

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    if they made fake,we don't know because its hadn't standard from!:confused:
     
  11. BravoZulu Australia

    BravoZulu Mi Staff Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    @ao_sepia mate, there are ways to authenticate even the roughest looking Zippo lighter ;)
     
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  12. NebrHogger United States

    NebrHogger Mi Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    I can authenticate mine! Still have it! ;):D
     
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  13. BravoZulu Australia

    BravoZulu Mi Staff Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    Missed Vietnam (joined the R.A.N. in 1974) but I have zippo's from all my postings ;)
     
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  14. Bombardier

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    Fancy sharing a few pics boys ;)
     
  15. ao_sepia Thailand

    ao_sepia Mi Private MI.Net Member

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    I saw Zippo made for Royal Thai Army special force jumper course 1974!
     
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