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Out of left field..........

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:32 am
by Six_Of_One
The mother-in-law presented me with a box of stuff (watches, lighters etc) to value/identify/check if copies.

No idea how come this became my job, but one of the items seems to be from your side of the world.

It's a zippo style lighter called a Konwall Super, made in Japan but on the front has a warship silhouette, with U.S.S. Helena CA-75 underneath. I found a site about all the Helena's but nothing on anything they produced like souvenirs.

It's well worn, but i wondered if there were collectors for this sort of thing out there ???

Re: Out of left field..........

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:00 am
by Havok
Six_Of_One wrote:The mother-in-law presented me with a box of stuff (watches, lighters etc) to value/identify/check if copies.

No idea how come this became my job, but one of the items seems to be from your side of the world.

It's a zippo style lighter called a Konwall Super, made in Japan but on the front has a warship silhouette, with U.S.S. Helena CA-75 underneath. I found a site about all the Helena's but nothing on anything they produced like souvenirs.

It's well worn, but i wondered if there were collectors for this sort of thing out there ???
You may want to take a look on Ebay Six.

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:05 am
by Six_Of_One
Yup, have had a look thanks, but of little help unfortunately. Never mind, some of the stuff, including gear from the HMS Sydney will go to the war museum i thinks.

Cheers

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:16 pm
by Lord Admiral Static IRJTN
I really do prefer being at 2nd Base or behind the plate. Left Field is nice but it tends to be alot of work out there.

Re: Out of left field..........

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:18 pm
by Shardin5
Six_Of_One wrote:The mother-in-law presented me with a box of stuff (watches, lighters etc) to value/identify/check if copies.

No idea how come this became my job, but one of the items seems to be from your side of the world.

It's a zippo style lighter called a Konwall Super, made in Japan but on the front has a warship silhouette, with U.S.S. Helena CA-75 underneath. I found a site about all the Helena's but nothing on anything they produced like souvenirs.

It's well worn, but i wondered if there were collectors for this sort of thing out there ???
Hard to tell about collectors type of stuff like that. Most ships, and units have these kind of Zippo lighters. I have several, 29palms comm/electronics school, Camp Hanson 7th comm, USS Blueridge, and a few others. Have them on a mantel with Awards, and medals, in the Den.
They are mostly collectable by those that served on those ships or duty stations.

You might want to ask you mother in law what was she doing in early 1960's and if she remembers the US Sailor who forgot his lighter? And what was he doing that made him forget? :oops: :shock: :oops:

Sorry that was rude, but it is still funny. Just had some funny Port o Call memories, and wondering how many things I have lost, and had no idea where I lost them at.