Commemorating the moon landing of the Apollo 11 on July the 20th 1969 this stunning town and country design was the last Zippo lighter manufactured using the T&C imprint process made available to the public.
Although other T&C lighters were produced later they were only for private advertisers.
This one is done on a 1968 Zippo as Zippo used existing stock to create them. It has a solid Rayon block as opposed to Rayon balls in the insert. This is my second, enamel intact, Town and Country. Again most proud. It came with a blocked flint tube as it had been owned by a collector who never fired it. If a flint is left too long it will corrode! I immediately remedied this as I collect to use. It has now been fired and I am using it as I write this... :-)
Please see here for my guide on clearing a blocked flint tube.
I hunted down one as a matter of urgency as I figure this lighter will go up in value quite substantially on July the 20th 2019. All the 50 year commemorative TV programmes will have everyone talking Apollo 11.