Ray Taylor: advertising Zippo

Today our guest is a friend of mine from England Ray Taylor. He collects military and advertising Zippo.

Hello, my name is Ray Taylor. I live on the south coast of England, near the port city of Portsmouth.

I became interested in Zippo just three years ago. I am fond of collecting symbols Jack Daniels and came across Zippo Jack Daniels. After that, I noticed that there are thousands of different selling lighters Zippo, and I grabbed a new hobby. I joined a club of collectors ZippoClick and began to take on different lighters Zippo, at first everything that attracted my attention, from vintage to new.

The club ZippoClick I found many new friends and began to learn a lot about the Zippo and Collectibles. At first I did not know anything about it, but the collectors at the club share a huge amount of information on the forum and in private correspondence, and my passion for Zippo and my collection grew to the extent that, as I learn new things about the Zippo.

Now my collection Zippo two main themes: the military and advertising Zippo. I wish I did not collect Zippo before, when I worked at the naval base, which came to military ships from around the world, but, as they say, better late than never. I also collect Zippo with my name (Taylor, Ray or Raymond) on them - there are many companies with similar names and in my collection there are several such lighters.

All in my collection about 300 lighters from the 1930s to the present. Here I show my favorite instances. But the most expensive for me Zippo - the ones that were given to me or friends collectors.

The most moving story - it Zippo, released me at the end of 2007. I work in the ferry company "Wightlink", it owns 11 ferries, floating on the Isle of Wight in the English Channel. The flagship of our fleet is called "St. Clare ". I thought it would be cool to have a Zippo with his izobazheniem and ordered 100 of these corporate lighters, most of them are sold to friends and acquaintances to collectors. Picture of my lighters are presented in this article.

I wish all the luck in the Russian collectors collecting favorite Zippo!

Ray Taylor

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  1. long_boy (21/07/2009 7:16 p.m.) ( Reply )

    Damn class! Minimum bloat! Beauty! Just "No Comments"

    1. Doug (07.22.2009 1:34) ( Reply )

      Great examples Ray.

  2. Elvisrocks59 (21.07.2009 23:21) ( Reply )

    Outstanding photos and thanks to Ray AKA "Shorty" for showing a part of his Zippo collection.

  3. Bill kolk (7.22.2009 17:32) ( Reply )

    go job i like the story and i like your lighters i will forwar this to dianne GOOD JOB

  4. moonCat (23.07.2009 13:08) ( Reply )

    Ray, your collection here looks great! Vladimir, you sure do a very nice job of featuring our collections. It is a pleasure to be able to contribute to Zippocollector.ru.

  5. jules (04.08.2009 23:22) ( Reply )

    nic ray, all your wife money has really worked for your collection matey!

    1. kypexin (05.08.2009 19:11) ( Reply )

      Haha jules, good humour :))

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