Dating a zippo Chat to sexy mature

02 Jan

And finally, does the Zippo windproof lighter still have its original packaging?

Original boxes, labels, and printed inserts add considerably to the collectibility of the lighter.

The appearance of the word "Zippo" in the bottom stamp provides another clue to dating.

There have been three major changes, as shown in inset.

We've included a key to the code on the next pages.

The Zippo script logo was developed in the late 40s and was phased-in on the lighter bottom stamp around 1955. The first markings were added in 195Z and overlapped into 1958.

Some individuals believe that an "A" lighter is better than an "H" lighter.

For date codes including Roman numerals, the higher the Roman numeral, the higher the quality.

Most lighters fabricated between 19 can be identified by style and model and the patent or patent-pending marks.

Starting in the mid 50s, date codes were stamped on the bottom. The date codes have since become an invaluable tool for Zippo collectors.