The most important information about Woody Woodpecker and Walter Lantz. This lighter look-alike Zippo (on the right) has the "Walter Lantz" logo-type and "Japan" engraved on the bottom. Woody Woodpecker is the animated cartoon character which first appeared in short films in movie theaters in the 1940's.
As the story goes, Walter Lantz, who was the producer of the cartoons with the anthropomorphic acorn woodpecker, wanted to promote Woody on Zippo lighters. Therefore produced a couple of test samples for Mr. While apparently satisfied with the design, Mr. Lantz requested that his own name be engraved on the bottom of the lighter. Co refused to do so which we can presume was due to George Blaisdell's strong desire to maintain Zippo's brand integrity.As a result, a company in Japan wound up producing lighters identical to Zippo's samples except with the name of "Walter Lantz" engraved on the bottoms, reportedly in a run of 500. Prototype made for Walter Lantz! Besides all rarity described above my Zippo Prototype with Woody is a little different because has no inscribed "Woody Woodpecker" and has digest of W. (Walter Lantz Production) not W. (Walter Lantz) as shown on picture above. So it is First Prototype and probably Only One piece made for Walter Lantz.
Only One on the world! You see perfect specimen to ultimate improve Your collection. One of a kind Zippo specmien. If you want I will send more pictures. Special Zippo needs special Owner.
This specimen will be look great in Your collection. In case of make an offers please be rational. This is piece which could be equally in Museum Zippo History. Thank You very much and I hope that my lighter go to good hands.
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