Dating a zippo lighter
The first thing to decide when collecting Zippo lighters is "what do I want to collect"?
We collect shipping information on purchases from the STORE which is used solely for shipping; we collect some information on various submissions which is used to verify that the submission is made by the person claiming to make it and for no other purpose.
'86-2000 used month letters (A thru L) and year Roman Numerals: II = '86 and XVI = 2000.
Again, placement of the wording, the material the case is made of and the number of barrels on the hinge play key factors in dating earlier Zippo lighters.
Blaisdell would be amazed to One night in 1933 above a garage in Bradford, Pennsylvania, George G.
Booth President and CEO know that today thousands of Zippo lighter collectors all over the world communicate through collectors' clubs, newsletters, e-mail and web pages, and get together at shows, conventions, and the biennial Zippo/Case International Swap Meet.
The collectibles market is extremely volatile and any given piece is worth only whatever someone else wants to pay to begin or complete a collection.