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1973 Pacific Fleet Naval Air Force Vietnam Zippo Lighter NOS- Excellent

SKU BF000345

Three star Admiral Bob Baldwin personal stock of presentation Zippo lighters. 

This unfired NOS lighter is double sided with the admirals pennant on top and the Pacific Fleet logo on the bottom. The reverse of this Vietnam Era lighter is engraved "Courtesy of Vice Admiral Bob Baldwin". 

The lighter has correct insert and is pristine on the inside. The lighter is not in a box, and while it has never been fired it definitely has some light surface scratches around the logo in the front. You have to look closely to see. This lighter would otherwise be mint, but we have graded it Excellent 92. A great military lighter.  

Robert Bemus Baldwin (April 24, 1923 – April 7, 2017) was a vice admiral in the United States Navy. He was a former commander of the United States Seventh Fleet (from July 24, 1976 – May 31, 1978). He also was a former Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel and Commander Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet. He was a 1944 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He retired in 1980 and died in 2017. Baldwin was one of the 32 finalists for NASA Astronaut Group 1 in 1959, but ultimately was not selected. Admiral Baldwin presented these lighters during his Vietnam tour. 

Collectors Flame General Grading System
90+ Excellent - Excellent condition reflects a lighter that has no damage to its design but may have slight exceptionally light scratches or blemishes that are not that easily seen without close inspection. It may have been fired and used very gently.
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