Whore House Saigon Sun Set Nudes Zippo Viet Nam

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  • Item Category: Alcohol & Smoking
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 24, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Written by Ray Ellis

A Zippo isnâe(tm)t just a lighter âe" itâe(tm)s an accoutrement that you selfishly guard. You might own several, with each one having its own back story, but you never throw one away. Each one reminds the owner of a particular point in his or her life âe" a bittersweet romance, an affair with a fast car, a little social victory âe" that dark rainy windswept monsoon night on a jungle hill top position in Vietnam. All sealed with that distinctive click as the Zippo is closed. Tâe(tm)s a little piece of American history in every Zippo.
You donâe(tm)t get that with a Bic lighter, and you donâe(tm)t get it with a novelty butane lighter emblazoned with skull-and-crossbones or crude feminine silhouettes. All those give you are frustrations and bad memories of misplaced adolescence. In our throwaway culture, thatâe(tm)s how we mark time. We paste over our past with fiberboard facades and call it progress. Itâe(tm)s not evolution, though âe" itâe(tm)s surrender to homogenization.

This is an original old U.S. Factory Made Zippo that at some point was in-country engraved and etched with the following :

Viet Nam Saigon famous Brothel SUN SET with reclining Nudes and "Come For Me"

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