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1955 Red Candy Stripe Kolene Corp Zippo - Gem Mint

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SKU BF000370

Absolutely pristine double-sided 1955 Kolene employee Zippo lighter. 

This 1955 lighter comes with the red candy stripe box with black thin bottom. The lighter is graded Gem Mint 100 with no flaws or blemishes. The box cover has a part of the art removed, probably with tape. The employee, Irving Bentzel's name is inscribed on the back. It is also across the front of the box. 

The tape on the front of the box with the name was put there by Zippo Mfg, we have seen several instances of this method of identification for that era used by Zippo. 

Kolene Corporation is a global leader in the cleaning and conditioning of metal surfaces for a wide variety of industries. Since its founding in 1939, Kolene has provided its customers with custom-designed and engineered equipment, specialty chemical formulations, and complete treatment processes. Today Kolene products are used worldwide in a wide range of applications, including casting cleaning, alloy descaling, coatings removal, engine rebuild, and other demanding industrial and military applications.  

Candy stripe lighters in mint condition are becoming very hard to find. 

Collectors Flame General Grading System
100 Gem Mint - Gem Mint is indicative of a lighter that is unused and pristine in every way. It should have no blemishes of any kind and should be the same as the day it was produced. A Gem Mint grade is only used in rare circumstances when these conditions are met.
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