Check out this video to get a close up look at a near mint Black Crackle Zippo lighter.
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 […]
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 – […]
Article submitted by Rob Giarretta Sometimes you find an unusual Zippo and it’s immediately apparent what it is. Sometimes, it takes a little longer to figure out. This one was definitely the latter. What we have here isn’t flashy or elegant. It’s simple and utilitarian. It’s also a significant part of Zippo’s history. At first […]
Article submitted by Andy Handke The history of the black crackle Zippo lighters and the success of the Zippo Manufacturing Company itself is inseparably connected to World War II. When on Sunday, December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the Japanese, all of a sudden the United States of America was at war. Of […]
The bottom stamps in the above photo are quite possibly the most exciting for the collector to find. The lighter on the bottom is a 1935 and features “PAT PENDING” which Zippo used until sometime in 1936, at which time the Patent number 2032695 was added. We will do a thorough article on bottom stamps […]
Zippo advertising lighters are extremely collectible and this 1961 Texaco is no exception. This lighter not only appeals to Zippo lighter collectors, but also to gas and oil memorabilia collectors. The etch and paint graphics really pop against the Brushed Chrome finish and you can’t beat any Zippo in a red and white candy stripe […]
First introduced in 1974 as the Florentine, the Venetian design is one of Zippos most popular and long lasting designs. It features a highly detailed leaf and floral pattern etched into the lighter case. It also has an initial panel so you can personalize it and make it your own. The Venetian is the perfect […]