flints and flames

Welcome to Flints and Flames!  We love the hobby of collecting Zippo lighters and created this website to share with like minded collectors all over the world!

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Recent Posts

The Wonderful World of Disney Zippos

The Wonderful World of Disney Zippos Article submitted by Gary Gilmore The Walt Disney Brother’s Studios started in 1923 and their first short film called “Steamboat Willie” was released in 1928, but it wasn’t until 1937 when the first main feature movie “Snow White” was made that Disney really took off. The Zippo Manufacturing Company […]

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Great Lakes Lighter Club Swap Meet

The Great Lakes Lighter Club will be hosting their annual Swap Meet in Bradford, PA on Friday July 20th and Saturday July 21st. The hours are 9 – 5 both days and it is open to the public.  There will be an auction on Saturday at 1 PM with some incredible Zippo items up for […]

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Zippo Museum and Factory Tour

If you have not seen this video yet, its fantastic. It features Linda Meabon, Zippo Museum curator and historian.

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Limited Runs – Drink Lighters

Sometimes in our travels we come across items that are not what they initially seem. I had seen some “drink lighters” each summer we vacationed down in Myrtle Beach. All the surf-wear shops seemed to have them but I kind of brushed them off as “touristy” lighters. All that changed for me when a photo […]

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Vietnam Lighters and the Thrill of the Chase

Often times I will throw a bid out on ebay and just see if it “sticks”. I will do this especially if I am not sure about the lighters authenticity or something. That was the case with a recent pick-up. I threw a bid on a lighter listed as “vietnam zippo tuy hoa 69 – […]

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