Dating vintage zippo lighters

There were leather wrapped versions, plain brass ones, and special models made on the day Zippo crafted its 500 millionth lighter (June 5, 2012). Kelvinator received white Zippo lighters that looked like miniature refrigerators.

Kennecott Utah Copper received the only Zippo lighters crafted from copper; Alcoa received the only ones made from aluminum.

Don Draper and company lit their Lucky Strikes from Zippo lighters sent to the set.

Frank Sinatra was buried with one—and unless Bill Murray goes six feet under with a collection of Pogs, that’s gonna be tough to top.

These high-ticket orders produced some of the most desirable lighters the company ever made.Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account.Both registration and sign in support using google and facebook accounts. But that’s a figure that doesn’t happen overnight—hell, it took Ty Inc.seven years before people camped outside of Hallmark stores for Beanie Babies—and Zippo’s story of collectibility really begins in 1939, almost a decade after the company was founded.

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