1942-45 Black Crackle Zippo with a Peruvian 1 Sol coin 

1942-45 Black Crackle Zippo with a Peruvian 1 Sol coin 

 1961 Zippo with a llama, a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era

1961 Zippo with a llama, a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era

 1960''s Clearcut lighter advertising Faucett depicting its routes on a map of Peru.  Aviacion Faucett was a Peruvian airline founded by Elmer Faucett in 1928 which came to an end in 1999

1960''s Clearcut lighter advertising Faucett depicting its routes on a map of Peru.  Aviacion Faucett was a Peruvian airline founded by Elmer Faucett in 1928 which came to an end in 1999

 This two-sided 1960 Zippo with the Sterling silver coat of arms of Peru attached has a map engraved on the reverse

This two-sided 1960 Zippo with the Sterling silver coat of arms of Peru attached has a map engraved on the reverse

 1963 Zippo for USAF Southern Command logo on front, "To: Corl. FAP Carlos Soto Vera Jefe de Fuerzas Aereas Tacticas Combinado Operacion Ayacucho 6-9 Diciembre 1964"

1963 Zippo for USAF Southern Command logo on front, "To: Corl. FAP Carlos Soto Vera Jefe de Fuerzas Aereas Tacticas Combinado Operacion Ayacucho 6-9 Diciembre 1964"

1960 Zippo for USAF Mission to Peru with a graphic of the American  and Peruvian crossed flags,

 1959 Zippo engraved with a USA Statue of Liberty Emblem and "Lima, Peru 1959"

1959 Zippo engraved with a USA Statue of Liberty Emblem and "Lima, Peru 1959"

 1960 Zippo advertising Marcona Mining Company.  The US company was named after an area where a large iron mine, the Marcona mine, located near the coastal town of San Juan de Marcona in western Peru.  

1960 Zippo advertising Marcona Mining Company.  The US company was named after an area where a large iron mine, the Marcona mine, located near the coastal town of San Juan de Marcona in western Peru.  

 Japanese Kownwal Super lighter with a flag and  map of Peru for the US Naval Mission to Peru

Japanese Kownwal Super lighter with a flag and  map of Peru for the US Naval Mission to Peru

 c 1969 Cornet Rocky lighter with an attached US Department og Defense badge on the front and the signature of A. M. Savage (Arthur Mix) and "Captain US Navy Defense Attache/Naval Attache Lima Peru" on the reverse

c 1969 Cornet Rocky lighter with an attached US Department og Defense badge on the front and the signature of A. M. Savage (Arthur Mix) and "Captain US Navy Defense Attache/Naval Attache Lima Peru" on the reverse

 Peru unmarked Sterling lighter with square corners, letters "ECG" on lid, attached US seal on the front case; back has "PERU" on lid and Peru national emblem engraved on bottom

Peru unmarked Sterling lighter with square corners, letters "ECG" on lid, attached US seal on the front case; back has "PERU" on lid and Peru national emblem engraved on bottom

 1950's Unmarked Sterling lighter with the letters "JBH" and an attached emblem of the United States on the front.  The reverse reads "Talara Peru" and has an emblem of the US Army Quartermaster Corps on the reverse.  The top has an army officer serial number engraved.

1950's Unmarked Sterling lighter with the letters "JBH" and an attached emblem of the United States on the front.  The reverse reads "Talara Peru" and has an emblem of the US Army Quartermaster Corps on the reverse.  The top has an army officer serial number engraved.

During the 1950's and 60's Peru produced ornately hand-engraved Sterling silver lighter cases designed for the Zippo insert.  While the ones shown below were not produced by Zippo, they are beautiful to behold and intended for Zippo inserts. These are usually marked "Peru" and "925" on the bottoms, meaning the silver is 92.5% pure.  The gold is usually 14 or 18 karat.  Popular engravings are images of llamas, and pre-Inca and Inca mythological gods and characters

 925 Sterling lighter made in Peru with Peruvian Coat of Arms on the lid on a case with ornate designs

925 Sterling lighter made in Peru with Peruvian Coat of Arms on the lid on a case with ornate designs

 925 Sterling Silver lighter made in Peru with ornate designs and the coat of arms of Lima, the City of Kings

925 Sterling Silver lighter made in Peru with ornate designs and the coat of arms of Lima, the City of Kings

 Another 925 Sterling Silver lighter made in Peru with the coat of arms of Lima, the City of Kings on a different Venetian design

Another 925 Sterling Silver lighter made in Peru with the coat of arms of Lima, the City of Kings on a different Venetian design

 Another 925 Sterling Silver lighter made in Peru with the coat of arms of Lima, the City of Kings on a yet another Venetian design

Another 925 Sterling Silver lighter made in Peru with the coat of arms of Lima, the City of Kings on a yet another Venetian design

 Sterling lighter made in Peru with image of dancing native Peruvians on the front, a Chasqui runner on the reverse  

Sterling lighter made in Peru with image of dancing native Peruvians on the front, a Chasqui runner on the reverse  

 1950 Sterling lighter made in Peru with the image of La tapada limeña (veiled woman from 19th Century Lima) on the front and an ornately designed reverse

1950 Sterling lighter made in Peru with the image of La tapada limeña (veiled woman from 19th Century Lima) on the front and an ornately designed reverse

 925 Sterling lighter made in Peru with Venetian design on the front and ornate design on the reverse

925 Sterling lighter made in Peru with Venetian design on the front and ornate design on the reverse

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 Hammered Sterling lighter made in Peru with the image of an Inti god and a llama on the front and a god on the reverse 

Hammered Sterling lighter made in Peru with the image of an Inti god and a llama on the front and a god on the reverse 

 925 hammered Sterling Silver lighter from Peru with Alpaca and Inti on one side,  Tiahunanco design on the other

925 hammered Sterling Silver lighter from Peru with Alpaca and Inti on one side,  Tiahunanco design on the other

 Sterling lighter made in Peru with a llama and Inca god on the front and the head of a god on the reverse

Sterling lighter made in Peru with a llama and Inca god on the front and the head of a god on the reverse

 925 Sterling high-polish lighter made in Peru with attached 18k gold Viracocha on one side, reverse has small "Raimondi Stela" on lid and a Viracocha in sterling on bottom

925 Sterling high-polish lighter made in Peru with attached 18k gold Viracocha on one side, reverse has small "Raimondi Stela" on lid and a Viracocha in sterling on bottom

 Peru Sterling 925 lighter with 18k gold Raimondi Stela on one side, reverse has small Viracocha on lid and an Indian flutist with llama on bottom

Peru Sterling 925 lighter with 18k gold Raimondi Stela on one side, reverse has small Viracocha on lid and an Indian flutist with llama on bottom

 925 Sterling Silver lighter made in Peru carries the image of a staff god from the pre-Inca Chavin culture and a Condor-like god on the reverse

925 Sterling Silver lighter made in Peru carries the image of a staff god from the pre-Inca Chavin
culture and a Condor-like god on the reverse

 Toned Sterling lighter made in Peru with an attached Peruvian Coat of Arms and Viracocha on the front, and a smaller Viracocha and Indian flutist with a llama on the reverse

Toned Sterling lighter made in Peru with an attached Peruvian Coat of Arms and Viracocha on the front, and a smaller Viracocha and Indian flutist with a llama on the reverse

  925 Sterling made in Peru marked "A. Bogino" with Indian gods on both sides

 925 Sterling made in Peru marked "A. Bogino" with Indian gods on both sides

 1950's Sterling lighter from Peru with a llama and Viracocha on the front, a small god on the back

1950's Sterling lighter from Peru with a llama and Viracocha on the front, a small god on the back

 1950's 925 Sterling lighter from  Peru with Inti and other gods

1950's 925 Sterling lighter from  Peru with Inti and other gods

    925 Sterling lighter made in Peru with Viracocha on one side, geometric patterns on reverse

   925 Sterling lighter made in Peru with Viracocha on one side, geometric patterns on reverse

 Ornate 925 Sterling made in Peru lighter with a large Viracocha attached to the front, a smaller one on the back

Ornate 925 Sterling made in Peru lighter with a large Viracocha attached to the front, a smaller one on the back

 925 Sterling lighter made in Peru marked "EEG" and "Industria Peruana" with rounded corners, attached small Inca looking god and unusual designs and markings

925 Sterling lighter made in Peru marked "EEG" and "Industria Peruana" with rounded corners, attached small Inca looking god and unusual designs and markings

    925 Sterling hammered lighter from Peru with Viracocha and llama on one side, and an Inca god on the reverse

  925 Sterling hammered lighter from Peru with Viracocha and llama on one side, and an Inca god on the reverse

 925 Sterling Silver lighter made in Peru with llama, cacti and the Andes on one side, an Inca god and ornate design on the other 

925 Sterling Silver lighter made in Peru with llama, cacti and the Andes on one side, an Inca god and ornate design on the other 

 925 Sterling Silver lighter made in Peru marked "A Garcia" with gold llama, cacti and the Andes on one side and ornate design on the other

925 Sterling Silver lighter made in Peru marked "A Garcia" with gold llama, cacti and the Andes on one side and ornate design on the other

 925 Sterling Silver lighter with ornate designs by the Peruvian artist Graziella Laffi (1923–2009). 

925 Sterling Silver lighter with ornate designs by the Peruvian artist Graziella Laffi (1923–2009). 

 925 Sterling silver lighter made in Peru with llama, mountains and cacti on the front, Inca styled design on the reverse

925 Sterling silver lighter made in Peru with llama, mountains and cacti on the front, Inca styled design on the reverse

 Peruvian 925 Sterling Silver lighter with gold Viracocha emblem attached

Peruvian 925 Sterling Silver lighter with gold Viracocha emblem attached

 925 Sterling Silver lighter from Peru marked "A Bogino" with images of Viracocha and symbolic relief carvings from the Gateway of the Sun at Tiahuanaco

925 Sterling Silver lighter from Peru marked "A Bogino" with images of Viracocha and symbolic relief carvings from the Gateway of the Sun at Tiahuanaco

  925 Sterling Silver lighter with Andean flutist and Inca building on one side, masks of Inca Sun Gods on the other

 925 Sterling Silver lighter with Andean flutist and Inca building on one side, masks of Inca Sun Gods on the other

 1950's Sterling lighter from Peru with engraved case, a Raimondi Stella on the front and other god on the back

1950's Sterling lighter from Peru with engraved case, a Raimondi Stella on the front and other god on the back

 Sterling engine-turned Peruvian lighter with design by Graziella Laffi

Sterling engine-turned Peruvian lighter with design by Graziella Laffi