Zippo lighter anyone ?

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  1. Jaws

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    I donated all my zippo lighters to a charity auction several years ago, but have a hankering for another one.. before I visit fleabay has anyone got one for sale or to donate ?
     
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    Saw an advert on the telly for one of them part works, you know the one where you buy a magazine with naff all in it and something on the cover to complete the collection. Anyway this advert was for a Zippo collection with the first one on sale at £4.99. I don't know if this is a good price or not
     
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    You probably know this already Jaws, but there's a hell of a lot of Zippo-style lighters on eBay, being sold by those who don't recognise a real one when they see it. Are you after the genuine article?
     
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    Really yes, I can get a copy of one for 3 quid in town.. but am after a real one :)
     
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    I believe it is what is called lady size.. had one but they only hold enough fluid for a couple of days use
     
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    I have a minter I got in Singapore.....Still in its box, never used. 'SINGAPORE MERLION CITY' engraved on the front.(y)
     
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    got lots of em,,when i start this mh life and we cross paths i will let you have one jaws,no prob,,,, it will only cost you an hour or two of mh instruction !! lol
     
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    Cheers Ian ! You sir are a diamond. And I will be more than happy to pay the fee suggested ! (y)
     
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    Actually, thinking about it, YOU might regret asking me to be honest ! If I get boring just walk away !! LOL !!!
     
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    I used to practise the trick of flicking thumb and forefinger next to the spark wheel to light it, got quite good at it eventually, sad I know but had to do something to pass away the boring night shift hours.
     
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    Never managed to crack that trick but I did just get the hang of pressing down on the top and flicking lid open !! Oh the fun!! Lol
     
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    Yup, sling thumb across top to open it is my best 'trick' :)
     
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    Lol I can tell there is no end to your talents !
     
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    Well there proly IS, but as yet I aint found them LOL !!!

    Oh.. perhaps being able to be modest has got me beat :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Yes, that one also but I didn't mention it before because that one was a bit easy:LOL:
     
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    My brother could open it and light it up in the same move,with one hand ,,,,now i always thought that was cool !! Never got it myself,but as he snapped the lid open it lit up,,,lol doubt if he could do it now,,he lost his fingers in a bacon slicer !!
     
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    What was her name?:whistle:
     
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    Marion !!! Lol
     
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    Interestingly, they have a lifetime guarantee .. and I tested this.. I had one with the Scottish Flag that had a broken spring..I returned it Zippo at Bradford PA USA, they sent me back an identical new model.. which I have since had stolen..

    I used to get them when I worked offshore in the 80s from the Americans, but lost most of them ..

    I started another collection but haven't added to it since I quit smoking..odd really, as I didn't collect to use..


    John Lewis- President United Mine Workers Of America .. 'probably' my most valuable.
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    The Beatles
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    The Right To Keep and Bear Arms , another quite rare and valuable one.
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    The Beatles - Let It Be
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    This was Jan's lighter she used when smoking
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    The two I used when smoking... An Armour model and an all Brass model .. very well used. DSCF2312.JPG
     
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