• Daily Deals
  • Gift Cards
  • Sell
  • Help & Contact
  • Shop Deals

Bidding has ended on this item.

Ships to:
Worldwide See exclusions
Ships to:
Worldwide See exclusions

Details about  VIETNAM WAR ~ Qui Nhon 1969-70 lighter ~ Working

See original listing
VIETNAM WAR ~ Qui Nhon 1969-70 lighter ~ Working
Item Sold
Item condition:
Feb 19, 2012
Winning bid:
GBP 50.00
Approximately US $78.49(including shipping)
14 bids ]
GBP 2.95 (approx. US $4.63) Royal Mail International Standard (Small Packets) | See details
See details about international shipping here.  help icon for Shipping - opens a layer
Item location:
Haywards Heath, West Sussex, United Kingdom


eBay item number:
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Item specifics

Used: An item that has been used previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition

Vietnam War ~ Qui Nhon 1969-70 lighter. Working. Still sparks well and just needs fuel.

Qui Nhon was one of the first US air bases and a major supply terminal in II Corps where National Route 19 intersected Route 1.  It was one of five coastal surveillance centres supporting Operation Market Time.

On the back of the lighter it states ~

Ours is not to do or die

Ours is to smoke and stay high


I do not smoke myself and know nothing about lighters. I thought this was a Zippo from the style and shape. For accuracy I would add ~

1. The lighter casing certainly has a used and aged appearance but there is no Zippo name or logo on the bottom and seems to have been filed down.  There is the discernable word "BRADFORD" on the left hand side and the letters "PA" on the right hand edge. The space in-between looks like it has been scratched off.  I have no idea why anyone would want to do this but it does mean that I cannot state definitively this was a lighter produced by Zippo.

2. I was advised to extract the lighter mechanism and, in particlular, assess the colouration & the base screw by the fuel filler. I did this and would state that internal lighter is shiney and does not look (to me) as old as the casing and the screw apparently indicates that the lighter mechanism is not the original and must have been inserted at a later date.  

Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.


Place bid

Time left:
Current bid:
(Approximately ##1##)
Import charges:
Your max bid:
Your max bid:
By clicking Confirm bid, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder.
By clicking Confirm bid, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
Resume bidding, if the page does not update immediately.
Place bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
FREE shipping
See item description
(Approximately ##1##)
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your max bid:
Increase max bid
Place bid
Confirm bid
Increase max bid
Change bid
, you've been outbid. Don't let it get away - bid again!
, you're the highest bidder on this item. Hope you win it!
, you're the first bidder. Hope you win!
, you're currently the high bidder, but you're close to getting outbid.
, this auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
, you're the high bidder, but the reserve price hasn't been met.
Please enter your bid again.
Please enter a valid number as the bid price.
Enter an amount that is equal or greater than the minimum bid required. This can be found under the bid entry box.
Maximum bids can't be lowered once they're submitted.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is greater than or equal to the Buy It Now price. We recommend you purchase this item via Buy It Now. If you still wish to bid, you may do so below.
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Congrats! The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the high bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the high bidder, but the reserve price is not met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.