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"Massive blue" 
Blueberry matte finish regular Zippo (R) with design on all faces including part of the bottom - different parts of the design are highlighted as it moves.
Ref. no. ZMaB                                                  ***SOLD***
Front
Back & side
Front & top
"Grooved Shine" 
Hi polish chrome Vintage 1937 replica Zippo (R) with heavily textured design on all faces except bottom.  
Ref. no. ZGrS                                                               ***SOLD***
"De Sep Tif" 
Japan release numbered limited edition 1933 replica Zippo (R) with design on front, top & back faces - "Zippo - not just a hobby, it's a way of life" (a quote from a friend, Dennis Dawson). This Zippo started life charcoal coloured (as can be seen on the 2 side faces) & is number 279 of a total of 700 made in this finish. The heavily textured design appears to have just horizontal stripes from some angles & then by moving it the words appear - unfortunately it really needs a video showing it being moved to truly see how it plays with the light.
Ref. no. ZDeS                                                                                                           ***SOLD***
Each Zippo piece is signed & titled, is strictly one-of-a-kind
& is single handedly worked by Paul (a Zippo authorised artist) - because of this less than 75 pieces a year are created.
Pieces are in a black velour presentation Zippo presentation box
with white cardboard outer sleeve & certificate of authenticity.
More info here

front
back
"Weft" 
Sapphire finish regular Zippo (R) with design on front & back faces.
Ref. no. ZWeF                                                  ***SOLD***
front
back
"Zed'd" 
Harvest bronze finish regular Zippo (R) with design on front & back faces.
Ref. no. ZWeF                                                  ***SOLD***
front
back
"Tremor" 
Originally a satin chrome finish (although no evidence of that is left) regular Zippo (R) with design on all faces.
Ref. no. ZTrE                                                  ***SOLD***
"Zippist" 
Realtree hardwoods regular Zippo (R) with design on the front face. From some angles the design is hardly visible & from other angles Zipster looks mirror-like
Ref. no. ZZiP                                                   ***SOLD***
"Shay-Qi Eils" 
Black matte regular Zippo (R) with design on the front face.   
Ref. no. ZShE                                                                ***SOLD***
"Cowboy Wisdom" 
Spectrum regular Zippo (R) with design on all faces except the bottom.
"Peace: it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It is to be in the midst of those things & be calm in your own heart"
Ref. no ZCoW                                                  ***SOLD***
"Klear Knight" 
Realtree hardwoods regular Zippo (R) with design on the front face.
Ref. no. ZKlK                                                                ***SOLD***
"Rills" 
Realtree hardwoods regular Zippo (R) with design on the front face.
Ref. no. ZRiL                                                                ***SOLD***
"Thort Full" 
Sapphire finish regular Zippo (R) with design on all faces except the bottom. The quote "In a world without fences & gates, who needs walls & windows?" is a play on another quote by an unknown author  
Ref. no. ZThF                                                 ***SOLD***
"Lumiere" 
Brushed chrome finish regular Zippo (R) with design on front & right side faces. "Lux cum amor" is "Light with love" (Latin) by an unknown author & is the motto of my old high school 
Ref. no. ZLuM                                                              ***SOLD***
"Able" 
Dusted chrome finish butane ZippoBlu (R) with design on front face. "The shortest answer is doing" is an English proverb 
Ref. no. ZBAbL                                                             ***SOLD***
"Bown-T-Full" 
Shadow chrome finish (black ice) butane ZippoBlu (R) with design on front face. "He who plants a garden plants happiness" is a Chinese proverb 
Ref. no. ZBBoT                                                             ***SOLD***
front
back
"Flux" 
Solid copper regular Zippo (R) with added thick solid copper panels - design on front & back faces. The added copper panels make this a very heavy piece (perhaps double the weight of a plain Zippo) - a standard Zippo is 11mm thick, with the panels this is 16mm thick.
Ref. no. ZFlU                                                  ***SOLD***
"Kind Acts" 
Black matte regular Zippo (R) with design on front, top & back faces. "Perfect kindness acts without thinking of kindness" - Lao-Tse.
Ref. no. ZKiA                                                                 ***SOLD***
"Zee Bu T" 
Black matte regular Zippo (R) with design on all faces except the bottom.
Ref. no. ZKiA                                                                 ***SOLD***
"M. .... I. A." (Missing .... in action) 
Sapphire regular Zippo (R) with design on all faces except the top.
Ref. no. ZMiA                                       ***SOLD***
"Spy See Wink" 
Black matte regular Zippo (R) with design on front, top & back faces. This piece is a fun play on words - "Sauce of flame"
Ref. no. ZSpS                                                  ***SOLD***
"Swerve" 
Licorice regular Zippo (R) with design on front face.
Ref. no. ZSwE                                                               ***SOLD***
"Gleam" 
Red matte finish regular Zippo (R) with design on front face including part of the bottom - the shiny parts of the design have an almost mirror finish & "pop" or recede as it is moved.
Ref. no. ZGlE                                                                 ***SOLD***
"Left Right" - a pair
Sapphire finish & mood indigo finish regular Zippo  (R) pair with heavily textured design on front faces.
Ref. no. ZLeR                                ***SOLD***
"Lady of the Light"  - a salute to the Windy Girl who stole our hearts 
Production green anodised aluminium plate (from 2001) on a brushed chrome finish regular Zippo (R) with design on front & sides of plate.
Ref. no. ZLaZL                                                            ***SOLD***
"..... I dare"  (or XLNT flame I dare) 
Ironstone finish regular Zippo (R) with design on front, top & back faces.
Ref. no. ZIDa                                                   ***SOLD***
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rear
"Spread Joy"  
Harvest bronze finish regular Zippo (R) with design on front, side & back faces which makes sense once it is opened. "Practise random acts of kindness and senseless beauty" - Anne Herbert
Ref. no. ZSpJ                                                ***SOLD***
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"Virgil's Legacy"  
Red matte finish regular Zippo (R) with design on front, sides & back faces which makes sense once it is opened. "Omnia vincit amor, et nos cedamus amori" (Latin, transl. "Love conquers all, let us yield to it") - Virgil
Ref. no. ZViL                                                   ***SOLD***
"Lamp-post dance"  (a salute to the famous Drunk-on-a-lamp-post art that was used so often from the 1930's - 1950's)
Production red anodised aluminium plate (from 2005) on a brushed chrome finish regular Zippo (R) with design on front of plate.
Ref. no. ZLaD                                                                ***SOLD***
"Star kist" 
Mood indigo finish regular Zippo (R) with design on front, sides & back.
Ref. no. ZStK                                                  ***SOLD***
"Better world" 
Black matte finish regular Zippo (R) with design on front face. "What man is a man who does not make the world better?" - Balian of Ibelin
Ref. no. ZBeW                                                ***SOLD***
"Per spec tif" 
Satin chrome finish regular Zippo (R) with design on front face.
Ref. no. ZPeS                                                                ***SOLD***
"Gold rush" 
Hi polish finish regular Zippo (R) with design on all faces.
Ref. no. ZPeS                                                                ***SOLD***
Front face
Back face
"Ray-d-8" 
Antique copper finish regular Zippo (R) with design on front face.
Ref. no. ZRaD                                                              ***SOLD***
"Flame 4 Life" 
Hi-polish chrome finish slim Zippo (R) with design on all faces except the bottom.
Ref. no. ZFl4                                                     ***SOLD***
"Mew Tay Shin"  (new clothes!)
Satin chrome regular Zippo (R) with sandblasted & engraved design on front face only. She was a simple (perhaps dowdy) little thing & has since been upworked with engraving to make her "pop". The last photo shows her prior to her fashion upgrade.
Ref. no. ZMeT                                               ***SOLD***
"Big Flame" 
Spectrum regular Zippo (R) with design on front, top & back faces.
Ref. no. ZBiF                                ***SOLD***
"5 Virtues" 
High polish chrome regular Zippo (R) with design on all faces except the bottom. "To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.", Confucius
Ref. no. ZBiF                                            ***SOLD***
"Balanced life" 
Brushed chrome 1937 Replica Zippo (R) with design on front & back faces. Quote from Yun Men
Ref. no. ZBaL                                ***SOLD***
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"Triple Ell" 
Brushed brass finish regular Zippo (R) with "Live, Love, Laugh" design on front, top & back  faces.
Ref. no. ZTrE                                                 ***SOLD***
"Outburst" 
Black matte regular Zippo (R) with design on front face. The radiating lines glimmer as it's moved.
Ref. no. ZOuT                                                                ***SOLD***
"Be swift" 
Antique finish regular Zippo (R) with design on all faces except the bottom. "Oh, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind. Do not delay; the golden moments fly!", Longfellow
(which appears to have been based another quote by Amiel or vice versa)
Ref. no. ZBeS                                         ***SOLD***
"Nature" 
Purple Abyss Zippo (R) with design on all faces except the bottom. "There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, there is a rapture on the lonely shore, there is a society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in it's roar. I love not man the less, but nature more.", Lord Byron
Ref. no. ZNaT                                                   ***SOLD***
"D-vy-ded" 
Black matte Zippo (R) with  textured design on all faces except the bottom.
Ref. no. ZDvD                                                  ***SOLD***
"Into the distance" 
Black ice regular Zippo (R) with design on all faces including the rim around the bottom stamp.
Ref. no. ZInTD                                                ***SOLD***
"Iced Noir" 
Black ice regular Zippo (R) with "Love, laugh, live" design on front, top & back faces.
Ref. no. ZIcN                                                   ***SOLD***
"Memories" 
Hi polish chrome regular Zippo (R) with design on all faces except the bottom. "In your garden of sweet memories, as the seasons come and go, may love's own sunshine linger, and the fairest flowers grow", Unknown
Ref. no. ZMeM                                                  ***SOLD***
"Shimmer and shine" 
Black matte regular Zippo (R) with design on all faces except the bottom.
Ref. no. ZShS                                    ***SOLD***
"Indigo Waltz" 
Mood indigo regular Zippo (R) with design on all faces except the bottom.
Ref. no. ZInW                                                 ***SOLD***
"Kynde of hearte"
Purple abyss regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces except the bottom. "Seeke out ye goode in everie man, and speke of alle the beste ye can; then wil alle men speke well of thee and say how kynde of hearte ye bee", Chaucer. These pics are OK but not great - as it's moved different parts of the background flash/recede - last 2 pics display it best but not well :-( Ref. no. ZKyOH          ***SOLD***
"Swirl"
Regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces - as it's moved different parts of the design flash/recede..
Ref. no. ZSwI                                                  ***SOLD***

Video on Youtube here
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"Shared Flame" 
Satin chrome regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on front,sides & back faces which only makes sense when it's opened (last 2 pics). "Thousands of candles may be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared", Buddha
Ref. no. ZShF                          ***SOLD***
"Old Gold" 
Antique finish regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces except the bottom.
Ref. no. ZOlG                                    ***SOLD***
"E Heat"
Purple Abyss regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on front face only. The first pic shows her sitting with my engraver
Ref. no. ZEHe                                                ***SOLD***
"Le Feu de Joie"
Vintage (1937) replica brushed chrome regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on front face only.
Ref. no. ZLeF                        ***SOLD***
"Kom-Plek-Sit-E"
Vintage chrome (1937 replica) regular Zippo (R) with flame-anodised finish & engraved design on all faces except the bottom. A very deceptive piece as the design appears/disappears with movement & the pics don't capture it
Ref. no. ZKoP                                    ***SOLD***
"Wreck'd tangle"
Regular Zippo (R) with flame-anodised finish & engraved design on all faces except the bottom. Deceptive piece as at first glance the background appears charcoal black but with movement different colours can be seen
Ref. no. ZWrT                                               ***SOLD***
Video on Youtube here
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"Zip zip zip"
Sapphire finish regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces except the bottom. Deceptive piece as at first glance the background appears plain but with movement a chevron like design appears - better visible in video
Ref. no. ZZIZ                                            ***SOLD***

Video on Youtube here
"Flammus Majestica"
Harvest bronze finish regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on front face.
Ref. no. ZFlM                                                       *** SOLD***


"Loo-me-ear" (lumiere is French for light)
Purple Abyss finish regular Zippo (R) with engraved design - "with light and love" on front. top & back faces.
Ref. no. ZLoM                                                       *** SOLD***


"Show stopper"
Sapphire finish regular Zippo (R) with engraved design - "Click, flick, flame" on all faces except the bottom.
Ref. no. ZShS                                         ***SOLD***

Video on Youtube here
"Cyr-pyn-tyne"
Black matte finish regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces except the bottom.
Ref. no. ZCyP                                            ***SOLD***
"Hot to trot" 
Antique finish regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on front & back faces.
Ref. no. ZHoT                                           ***SOLD***
"Self Mars Ter Ree"
Mood indigo media finish regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces except the bottom. Quote from the Tao Te Ching - "Knowing others is intelligence; knowing oneself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering oneself is true power
Ref. no. ZSeM                                        ***SOLD***
"Second home"
Imperial black granite Roseart (R) table lighter with high polish chrome regular Zippo (R). Engraved & sandblasted design on all faces of the marble with a Latin quote - transl. "The bigger your heart, the more you'll be at home in it".
Ref. no. RSeH                            ***SOLD***                                    
"Cyrillic blaze"
Regular mood indigo Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces except the bottom. A Russian proverb, transl. "A little spark may cause a big fire"
Ref. no. ZCyB                                  ***SOLD***
"In Clue Shin"
Regular mood black matte Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces except the bottom.
Ref. no. ZInC                                                 ***SOLD***
"Two double double eight"
4 piece regular anodised aluminium  Zippo (R) set here.
Ref. no. ZTwD                                                               ***SOLD***
"Ee-gal-ee-tear-ee-an"
Copper plated vintage 1937 replica Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces except the top & bottom.African proverb - "The sun does not forget a village just because it is small."
Ref. no. ZEeG                                   ***SOLD***
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"Follow the dream"
Unusual dark spectrum regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces except bottom. Quote from Russian born mathmetician Ivan Nikolayevitsch Panin - "For every beauty there is an eye to see it. For every truth there is an ear to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it."
Ref. no. ZFoD                                   ***SOLD***
"Po-ten-shill"
Purple abyss regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces except top & bottom. Quote from Linus (from Peanuts) - "There is no heavier burden than a great potential."
Ref. no. ZPoT                                                  ***SOLD***
"Purr-plee-fax-shin"
Purple abyss regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces. Another deceptive piece as held at different angles different parts of the design appear/recede. Signed & titled inside the lid as no room on the outside.
Ref. no. ZPuP                                                 ***SOLD***
"Pushing the boundaries"
Harvest bronze regular Zippo (R) with heavily textured engraved design on front face spilling over the edges.Held at different angles different parts of the design appear/recede.
Ref. no. ZPuT                                                               ***SOLD***
"Jacob's ladder"
White matte regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on front, top & back faces. Another deceptive piece as held at different angles different parts of the design appear/recede.
Ref. no. ZJaL                                                   ***SOLD***
"Blue Jive"
Mood indigo Zippo (R) with engraved design on front face. Moving this in good light causes a continual dance in the background (which was very time consuming to do.)
Ref. no. ZBlJ                                                   ***SOLD***
"Twisted thoughts"
Purple abyss Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces except the bottom. It's a fun piece to play with - following the quotes as they meander all over the Zippo. The quotes are:
Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass .... it's about learning to dance in the rain. (Unknown)
Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, & suddenly you're doing the impossible. (St. Francis of Assisi)
Be who you are & say what you feel because those who mind don't matter & those who matter don't mind. (Dr Seuss)
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
Ref. no. ZTwT                                                 ***SOLD***
A wee note re the photography - it's a continual fight to get good pics - really most of them need to be shown moving in a video to display how they dance with the light. So far it seems the best way to get a half decent pic is using the macro setting but the problem with that is that it blows the Zippo up to bigger than life size - often showing things that are invisible to the naked eye.
"Optical X factor"
Black matte regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces. As the design goes round onto the sides the design seems out-of-kilter from some angles (last pic shows it best) but from other angles (2nd pic) it's right.
Ref. no. ZOpX                                 ***SOLD***
"Kiwi blitz"
Black ice regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on the front face. Parts of this design pop/recede with movement. This logo was used for the Commonwealth Games which was held here in Christchurch in 1976 
Ref. no. ZKiB                                                                                ***SOLD***
"Since 1932"
Mood indigo (with a darker front than usual) regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on the front, top & back faces.
Ref. no. ZSi1                                                   ***SOLD***
"Four Thort"
High polish chrome regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on the front, sides & back faces. The quote, "All that we are is a result of what we have thought"  (Buddha), falls into place when the Zippo is open
Ref. no. ZFoT                      ***SOLD***
"Big Bite"
Sapphire regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on the front, sides & back faces. (Sorry, as the finish is so reflective of everything, I ended up giving up on trying to get pics without reflections & had fun with them instead.) The quote, "If you think you're too small to be effective, you've surely never been in bed with a mosquito" (based on a quote that seems to be credited to quite a few different sources).
Ref. no. ZBiB                                    ***SOLD***
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"Prevail"
Roseart (R) Curly Maple table lighter (from the Forest Treasure series) with brushed chrome regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on the front, sides & back faces. The Latin quote, "Fortis est veritas et praevalebit"  translates as "Truth is strong & will prevail",
Ref. no. ZRPrE                                 ***SOLD***
"D2B"
Spectrum regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on the front, top & back faces.
Ref. no. ZD2B                                                ***SOLD***
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"Eagle eye"
Antique brass finish regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on the front, side & back faces
Ref. no. ZEaE                                                 ***SOLD***
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"Zippo flag"
White matte finish regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces except the bottom
Ref. no. ZZiF                                                  ***SOLD***
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"Cactus Jack's Sunrise"
Harvest bronze finish regular Zippo (R) with engraved design on all faces - sadly she's a wee jewel in hand as she moves but the pics make her look positively drab :-(
Ref. no. ZCaJ                                    ***SOLD***
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"Im Purr Fec Shun"
Brushed chrome finish regular Armor Zippo (R) with engraved & sandblasted design on all faces excepet the bottom - again sadly she's a wee jewel in hand as she moves but the pics make her look positively drab :-(
Ref. no. ZImP                                                                ***SOLD***