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!

New…..Vintage…..we collect them all, so please browse the site and enjoy!

Recent Posts

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 […]


Zippo Museum and Factory Tour

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


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 […]


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 – […]


Zippo’s Lady Barbara

Article submitted by Michael Grimaldi As a Zippo collector, I have always been a fan of the different table models offered by the company over the years. From the chunky Barcrofts, to the elegant Lady Bradford and the stylish Moderne and Corinthian, I collected examples of them all. Heck, I will even admit to picking […]