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Jun 24, 2013 13:28 |  #1

Looking for any cc/comments/advice please. Thanks


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Jun 24, 2013 13:28 |  #2

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Jun 24, 2013 13:32 |  #3

Great shots. I would have positioned the watermarks in one of the lower corners myself. I would love to sit down for a few hours and listen to some of Hue's stories.




  
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Jun 24, 2013 13:46 |  #4

Hue was the former Capitol city of Viet Nam.




  
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Jun 24, 2013 13:51 |  #5

w9trb wrote in post #16060652 (external link)
Hue was the former Capitol city of Viet Nam.

Better yet. More stories. At some point in time there had to be a Hue, I would assume.




  
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Jun 24, 2013 18:26 |  #6

I've got a lighter from Vietnam somewhere. I'll have to dig it out and post some pics.




  
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Jun 25, 2013 08:12 |  #7

Recon? Was this lighter owned by NVA?


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Jun 25, 2013 08:46 |  #8

Qbx wrote in post #16062951 (external link)
Recon? Was this lighter owned by NVA?


My husband and I are originally from Russia. Someone in Russia at my husband's ad agency (where he used to work) presented this ligher to him as a "b-day present" since my hubby was a smoker back in a day. This ligher is pretty beat up. Not sure who was the original owner of this lighter and how it made its way to Russia...


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Jun 25, 2013 09:09 |  #9

Qbx wrote in post #16062951 (external link)
Recon? Was this lighter owned by NVA?

I'm pretty sure the word should be "recoil".


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Jun 26, 2013 07:10 |  #10

alexdesign wrote in post #16063038 (external link)
My husband and I are originally from Russia. Someone in Russia at my husband's ad agency (where he used to work) presented this ligher to him as a "b-day present" since my hubby was a smoker back in a day. This ligher is pretty beat up. Not sure who was the original owner of this lighter and how it made its way to Russia...

I would love to know this story. The fact that the inscription is in English leads me to believe it was owned by an American. If it was originally owned by an NVA or Viet Cong I would think it would bear Vietnamese script. The inscription looks pretty amateurish too.


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Jun 27, 2013 20:08 |  #11

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I would love to know this story. The fact that the inscription is in English leads me to believe it was owned by an American. If it was originally owned by an NVA or Viet Cong I would think it would bear Vietnamese script. The inscription looks pretty amateurish too.

If I recall correctly these lighters were sold to the soldiers by the Vietnamese hence the bad grammar and spelling.


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Jun 28, 2013 10:01 |  #12

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If I recall correctly these lighters were sold to the soldiers by the Vietnamese hence the bad grammar and spelling.

I traded a pack of Salem cigarettes for one back in '68. Mine isn't as crude, however.




  
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Jun 29, 2013 17:06 |  #13

Love this place! Come here looking at photos and get a history lesson. alexdesign I think your photos are a success.


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Jun 30, 2013 12:31 as a reply to  @ Jemhead's post |  #14

My Zippo from 1966. I still carry it to this day. The painting of the ship is almost completely worn off now. Most of the paint in the lettering is worn off too but you can still make out "USS Oriskany CVA 34".

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