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paris1925's loves12 of 493D'ARGENTAL CAMEO GLASS VASE FRANCEVINTAGE ZIPPO ENAMEL LIGHTER 800 silver. 2517191
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Posted 8 months ago

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Johnant
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This estate item has some numbers marked inside case 040 zippo insert no serial number on insert any idea of age etc thanks johnant

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  1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 8 months ago
    That's ok. I can't see the writing enough to read it, but Zippo has a great website with all the date codes on it. Type in 'Vintage Zippo date codes' in your browser and you will find your lighter. Let me tell you tho, if it's got the flint in it still, take it out unless you plan on using it. The flint is the cause of the destruction of lighter collections. I corrodes and bloats up, expanding the whole lighter. I don't know if Zippo has finally added that to their website, but they should. So should all the other lighter manufacturers.
  2. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 8 months ago
    That is a really nice lighter by the way and you are close. The things you have shown are all important but the main identifier is actually on the bottom ;)
  3. Johnant, 8 months ago
    Oh ok one lighter another one can't get flint out bottom of this lighter has no markings just de sighn inside case top and bottom has three letters or numbers stamped
  4. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 8 months ago
    Most likely the outer silver case was made in Italy (possibly Eastern Europe) and had a zippo guts placed inside circa 1950.

    T A

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