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Cigarette lighter shipments from/to UK by Royal Mail

505 Signatures Goal: 500

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Royal Mail have agreed to updated rules for sending used lighters through the post to UK addresses and overseas from the UK.

The Royal Mail will now retain and destroy any brand of vintage or used lighters it feels are a risk to the postal system. You will not get any compensation or be allowed to make a claim and you will be warned with a letter that you may have committed a criminal offence.

We vintage lighter collectors would like to protect our hobby, livelihood and businesses.

They need to look at these updated rules again and re-think the rule in which vintage cigarette lighters are currently prohibited by the dangerous goods regulations.

Our hope is for the Royal Mail to accept lighters in the internal and overseas mail services providing they are empty of fuel and have no flint in them. Any documentation must state "old lighter made safe".

Our members would accept that if Royal Mail find lighters during a scan that do have fuel or flint they will confiscate and destroy them.


NOTES:


•Everybody can sign the petition regardless the country of residence. These strict rules do not affect UK collectors only but collectors worldwide as they define both sending to and sending from UK;


• Donations to this petition are voluntary (NOTmandatory) and go to the petition host (iPetitions), not to the petition initiator (Lighter Club of Great Britain).


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We are a Club for Cigarette Lighter collectors and dealers, whether newcomers to the hobby or well established enthusiasts. We believe we have something to offer Members at all levels, irrespective of their type or degree of interest and the amount of their budget.
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  • Stuart Keating
    Stuart Keating United Kingdom, Reading
    Mar 16, 2017
    Mar 16, 2017
    In most cases, an open lighter would show (if x-rayed) that it was empty of gas or fuel, the flint and spring could be packed separately, making it easy for them to see and allow.
  • G Crew
    G Crew United Kingdom, Enfield
    Feb 03, 2017
    Feb 03, 2017
    And yet you can easily buy cheap throwaway lighters which are easily more dangerous and have them sent via post no problem. Seems ludicrous...Sent zippos back for repair no problem, just take insert out as required.
  • Peter dilloway
    Peter dilloway United Kingdom, Dorchester
    Jan 20, 2017
    Jan 20, 2017
    These lighters are valuable items and no way would they be shipped in a dangerous state
  • MR  L  D  Pomeroy
    MR L D Pomeroy United Kingdom, Luton
    Jan 03, 2017
    Jan 03, 2017
    This draconian regulation makes the Zippo lifetime guarantee totally unusable, as you could very well lose a vintage, rare or valuable lighter being sent for repair.
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  • 3 weeks ago
    Helen Brockman United Kingdom
    3 weeks ago
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    Debbie O'Key United States
    4 weeks ago
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    Stuart Keating United Kingdom
    1 month ago
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    G Crew United Kingdom
    3 months ago
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    Steve Alflatt United Kingdom
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    Peter dilloway United Kingdom
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    Paul Kelly United Kingdom
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    Dan Burke United Kingdom
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    MR L D Pomeroy United Kingdom
    4 months ago
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    Lewis Henderson United Kingdom
    4 months ago
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    Stephen Cope United Kingdom
    4 months ago
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    Malcolm Smethurst United Kingdom
    5 months ago
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    barry United Kingdom
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    Jay Adams United States
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    Vincent Morris United Kingdom
    6 months ago
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