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  1. #1
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    WhatUpMyDIGGA?

    Jun 2013
    Utah
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    First real zippo!

    Found a cool zippo on Father's Day. Did a little research and narrowed it down to between 1957-1960. Also found some old pennies. Really excited to hit this up on an all dayer. With this big metal find doesn't looked liked anybody has dug this area. I was out there for only an hour. I like virgin ground!
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    its never lost

    Mar 2013
    mass North Attleboro
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    Nice find looks good, gotta love being the first to swing thr detector

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    York County, PA (USA)
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    Any find is a nice find awkisan.
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  4. #4

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County, Pa.
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    Cool find

    You should send it in for a new insert.

    They will send the damaged parts back
    only it will include a new insert.

    only cost is the postage to mail it to them

    http://www.zippo.com/customercare/repairs.aspx

    being pretty much destroyed,
    I never bothered with most of the steps.

    I just used a small padded envelope,
    a Note saying I found it with a Detector
    and asking if they can repair. And My address & phone #

    no insurance.

    when the lid was broken off,
    or rusted shut, they would just send me a New lighter,
    along with the old one.

    When it was just the guts that are bad like yours,

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    they would remove the guts & Slide in a new one,
    then mail it & the old guts back.
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Jun 18, 2013 at 03:11 AM.

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    Mar 2011
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    What's your definition of "old" pennies? photo?

  6. #6
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    May 2013
    Tampa, Florida
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    /em agrees with Jeff Of PA, All zippo lighters come with an unconditional lifetime guarantee, just send it to them and they will repair or replace for free
    WoW, took me so long to find this edit signature thing I have now forgotten what I wanted to add, G. R.r.r.r.r.r

  7. #7
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    WhatUpMyDIGGA?

    Jun 2013
    Utah
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    I was excited about the zippo and didn't even think about posting the pennies.
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  8. #8
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    WhatUpMyDIGGA?

    Jun 2013
    Utah
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    I appreciate everybody's comments and advice. I'm glad I found this website. Now I can "bug" fellow dignerds and leave my wife (who doesn't give a flip) alone with my treasures. Thanks everybody!

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    its never lost

    Mar 2013
    mass North Attleboro
    Xp Deus,m-6 pinpointer, technetics t2ltd (had, whites v3i,minelab xterra 705,atpro,prism 4,sunray probe minlabe profind,garret propointer, f75ltd and many more)
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    Quote Originally Posted by awkisan View Post
    I appreciate everybody's comments and advice. I'm glad I found this website. Now I can "bug" fellow dignerds and leave my wife (who doesn't give a flip) alone with my treasures. Thanks everybody!
    ,
    Haha anytime buddy its What we r all here for not one of us knows everything about everything & that makes it great cuz theres a S load of people knowlegable people on here

  10. #10
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    Jan 2012
    Western NC
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    You are correct. It is a 1957 Zippo.
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  11. #11
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    WhatUpMyDIGGA?

    Jun 2013
    Utah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lafitte Deux View Post
    You are correct. It is a 1957 Zippo.
    Thnks for the confirmation. I found an entire website about zippo lighters. It was an interesting read. Mint ones in the original box sell for upwards of $400. Crazy crazy!

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    Jan 2012
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    Looks almost just like the one I found. Does urs say 10k filles gold on the bottom.

  13. #13
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    Northern California

    Aug 2007
    Southern California
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    Sweet Pennies

    I believe I'm seeing 1935 & 1937 as dates on the pennies and if that is the case then you have found yourself a great spot! Not only are the dates old but the coins are in very good condition so the ground is not corrosive in nature. I would not be away from that spot for very long! Also, great pictures!..............63bkpkr and the best of luck

    Oh, about the wife - the first time you walk in with a nice gold w/diamond ring she will change her mind, have it appraised before you show it to her so you know the nitty gritty details as she will be interested in them as well. Understand here I spoke of showing it to her not giving it to her as a ring like that will pay for some very nice accessories or even a new detector. But it will be your call about giving it or allowing it to be taken
    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

  14. #14
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    WhatUpMyDIGGA?

    Jun 2013
    Utah
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63bkpkr View Post
    I believe I'm seeing 1935 & 1937 as dates on the pennies and if that is the case then you have found yourself a great spot! Not only are the dates old but the coins are in very good condition so the ground is not corrosive in nature. I would not be away from that spot for very long! Also, great pictures!..............63bkpkr and the best of luck

    Oh, about the wife - the first time you walk in with a nice gold w/diamond ring she will change her mind, have it appraised before you show it to her so you know the nitty gritty details as she will be interested in them as well. Understand here I spoke of showing it to her not giving it to her as a ring like that will pay for some very nice accessories or even a new detector. But it will be your call about giving it or allowing it to be taken
    If I found a nice diamond ring, I might resize it to an 11 and wear it to show her how's us nerd dirt diggers "Roll". She thinks I'm nuts. I'll go dig at the drop of a hat. I just bought her a coin master so she can go dig too.

  15. #15
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    WhatUpMyDIGGA?

    Jun 2013
    Utah
    Garrett GTI 1500 Garrett AT Pro
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    15 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by 63bkpkr View Post
    I believe I'm seeing 1935 & 1937 as dates on the pennies and if that is the case then you have found yourself a great spot! Not only are the dates old but the coins are in very good condition so the ground is not corrosive in nature. I would not be away from that spot for very long! Also, great pictures!..............63bkpkr and the best of luck

    Oh, about the wife - the first time you walk in with a nice gold w/diamond ring she will change her mind, have it appraised before you show it to her so you know the nitty gritty details as she will be interested in them as well. Understand here I spoke of showing it to her not giving it to her as a ring like that will pay for some very nice accessories or even a new detector. But it will be your call about giving it or allowing it to be taken
    I know you shouldn't clean coins but I used an old family secret of Alka seltzer and WD -40 and a secret potion. Works like a charm and doesn't seem to harm coins.

 

 
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