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The production of the "ORIGINAL 1932 REPLICA" started in early 1988 & ended in mid 1992.
These lighters were produced by hand because the case was taller & the corners were square,
they did not fit the equipment for the current Zippo lighters.

NEW     ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA  RP-1932  display  unit  with  mounted  Zippo  &  booklets.

NEW     permanently mounted 1932 replica on the display with double-sided self adhesive tape  

NEW     ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA  bottom  stamp

NEW     The reflection from the display mirrors on the high polish chrome surface.

NEW     ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA  RP - 1932  DISPLAY  UNIT  SALES  SHEET  (JULY 1988)

All  ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA  Zippo  lighters
came  with  this  tiny  sticker  on  front.

grey  velvet  hinged  gift  box  for  the  ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA...

...containing  the  Zippo  &  a  special  guarantee  fold-out  card.


guarantee card
NEW     ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA (1988)

As known since 1997 that Georg Grant Blaisdell founded the Zippo Manufacturing Company in 1932 but the production & the sale started one year later in 1933 these Original 1932 Replicas soon became high valued items among collectors.
As the 1932 Replicas were produced by hand, some finish & detail differences can be noticed by taking a closer look, comparing the first year's production run from 1988 to the ones from 1989 throung 1992.

The very first 1932 Replicas produced in 1988 do not only have a high polished lid top and bottom but also high polished sides as shown in the following detail pics.

The bottom stamp did not change during
the produciton from 1988 to 1992.
By being hand polished the 1932 Replicas made
in 1988 have slightly rounded corners.

When the five barrel hinges were absolutely straight in 1988, their look was changed in 1989 to being pitched on the outer ends as shown above in the right pic (1989 - 1992 left - 1988 right).

As a matter of fact hand polishing all the sides resulted in the corners being rounder & thinner
too by loosing some material.
The reflection of the Zippo logo from the grey velvet case mirrors on the high polish chrome surface right beneath the five barrel hinge.

All oiginal 1932 Replicas (1988 through 1992) contain this small plastic spacer that prevents the insert
from slipping too deep inside the case. The later produced original 1932 second release (1997) & the
1933 first release (1998 through 2001) have a modified bottom part to make the insert fit perfectly.


NEW     ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA (1988)

GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR HUDDLED
MASSES YEARNING TO BRAKE FREE
"The New Colossus" (Emma Lazarus)
ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA (1988)

GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR HUDDLED
MASSES YEARNING TO BRAKE FREE
"The New Colossus" (Emma Lazarus)

"The New Colossus" is a sonnet by Emma Lazarus (18491887), written in 1883 &, in 1903, engraved on a bronze plaque & mounted inside the lower level of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island, New York
.

"Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


This poem was written as a donation to an auction of art & literary works conducted by the "Art Loan Fund Exhibition in Aid of the Bartholdi Pedestal Fund for the Statue of Liberty", the aim of which was to raise
money for the pedestal's construction. Initially Emma Lazarus refused, but Constance C. Harrison convinced
her that the Statue would be of great significance to immigrants sailing into the harbor of New York.

ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA (1988)

KINGDOM OF HAWAII - COAT OF ARMS

ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA (1989 - 1992)

WORLD MAP

ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA (1989 - 1992)

ZIPPO IS THE BEST SELECTION

NEW     ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA (1989 - 1992)

BURDA
Hubert Burda (born 9 February 1940 in Heidelberg) is a German art historian & publisher, CEO & owner of Burda Media, publishing more than 250 magazines inside & outside Germany

NEW     ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA (1989 - 1992)

ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA (1989 - 1992)

IN GOD WE TRUST

ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA (1989 - 1992)

"Build your product with integrity...
stand behind it 100% and success will follow."
George Grant Blaisdell

NEW     ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA (1989 - 1992)

ZIPPO is Your Lighter

ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA (1989 - 1992)

ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA (1989 - 1992)

ZIPPO
We take great pride in saying
"Our product is made in America"
Since 1932


ORIGINAL  1932  REPLICA (1989 - 1992)

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