• Zippo Lighters From The Vietnam War
  • Posted 34 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 37458 Views
  • Through the blog of bag label Jack Spade we've come across these ingeniously customised Vietnam-era Zippo lighters previously belonging to soldiers of the US Army. Each of the lighters have been specially engraved, reflecting the particular emotions of their respective owners at the time and adding a human element to the war we now learn about in history lessons. The collection belongs to Bradford Edwards, who decided to auction off 282 of the best at the Cowan's Auctions in Cincinnati for $35,000 (approx. 22,300).

    You can take a look at more of the collection through Cowan Auctions.

    www.cowanauctions.com

    • These are amazing!
    • Grace Posted 34 months ago · 92 Reply
    • you can buy these relatively cheaply on ebay. they were given out by the truck-full for any and every occasion.
    • keith Posted 34 months ago · 117 Reply
    • My Dad has a Zippo from his tour in Vietman, engraved Na Trang 67-68, with my Mom's name on the other side. Priceless and painful memories, something Ebay can't sell.
    • Lisa Posted 34 months ago · 73 Reply