||[Feb. 10th, 2007|05:56 pm]
The Antiques Guide
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My roommate and I were browsing an antiques mall in town, and I, being a connoisseur of anything possibly bad for myself, came upon the case of positively ancient zippo (and other) lighters.
This one intrigued me the most, due to the crest on it's face.
Please excuse the horrible photo quality, I took these with my phone.
So, intrigued, I bought it. It's very well made, and definitely a zippo.
It smells heavily of copper, and the bottom it has the engraving: "P.I.I."
I want to know what the crest means, and all I can.
My plans are to actually use it - I'm going to oil it up and de-rust it, if I can, make it beautiful, but still appear aged. My questions are..
Who would I go to, to find about it, and what would you folks reccommend to fix it up with?
I have next to zero experience with antiques, any advice whatsoever would be greatly accepted.
Edit: My roommate gave me some polish, and now it's really shiny, but still visibly antique - got a ton of dents and scratches, definately well used.