On the 14 of July the GLLC held his swapmeet at the Masonic Center by the Case building.
There were about 14 vendors. It was visited by a lot of collectors and people from Bradford.
There where really nice displays and a large choiche on Zippo’s.
A nice display
If you were not sure on the information on your Zippo Jack Gorton and Jeff Johnson were there to help. There knowledge on Zippo’s is tremendous. The Zippo,the bottum print, the hinge, the insert, the number of holes as from 1932 is all in there heads. Incredible.
A great show needs a lot of work an checks. So constant guarding is necessary. This was done perfectly by the GLLC’s president and best friend Bill Kolk ……..
The President overlooking the meet
So for most people it was hard to decide which zippo to buy. All in all a good and well organized Swapmeet.
So many choices …
Which one shall I buy….
On the Zippo side Shirley Evers , the new Archives Manager (successor of Linda Meabon) attended the show. She answered as many questions as she could and was very interested in all the stories of the collectors. Here presence was highly appreciated
Shirley Evers – Zippo Archives Manager
After the swapmeet we all went to the Italian Club. Here we had a wonderfull Chicken dinner an afterwards a chat and of course Bocce Ball…..
This year the dinner was donated by Jeff Johnson.
Here I met Ron Orris (Lower left pcture in the middle) Ron is the Executive Director at the Blaisdell Foundation.. He gave me a nice Zippo.