1948 Zippo w/ Applied USAF 51st Fighter Group Badge Engraved w/ AF Bases 'Round the World'
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1948 Zippo w/ Applied USAF 51st Fighter Group Badge Engraved w/ AF Bases 'Round the World'

Code: lzp30008al

$275.00


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ARTIFACT: Great circa 1948 Zippo lighter with applied United States Air Force 51st Fighter Group Badge. Engraved with Air Force bases around the world stating in Greece in 1948 and ending in Plattsburgh, NY in 1962. Other engravings, Front: McDill 1952 - Fairford Glos. England 1953 - 1372 (unknown) " Pinecastle 1955. Reverse: 1956 1372 (unknown) - 1959 - Plattsburgh 1962. Side: P.A.M. 51-D - George - Greece 1948. Other Side: Gunter 56-A , (unknown) 1948. Top: (unknown) 1950. If only this Zippo could talk!

VINTAGE: Circa 1948

SIZE: 2- 3/16" x 1 -1/2"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Engraved, chrome plated brass, enamel, brass.

ATTACHMENT: N/A

MARKINGS: Bottom: ZIPPO MFG. CO. BRADFORD, PA. ZIPPO PAT. 2032695 MADE IN USA.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a collection of USAF artifacts which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEJX14 LBGEX11/14 hBGEX1/15 SLBGEX1/16

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): Lighter shows minor surface wear, nearly all enamel intact with a great overall tarnish.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.