ZIPPO
"NEW CASTLE REFRACTORIES"
1936
METALLIQUE DOUBLE SIDED
"UNFIRED"
COMPLELTELY ORIGINAL
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
"FINLEY METHOD"
LATE 1930s
W/RARE DOUBLE SIDED METALLIQUES
ORIGINAL 4 BARREL HINGE & INSERT
COMPLELTELY ORIGINAL
NOT FOR SALE
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ZIPPO
METALLIQUE
HIGH POLISHED CHROME
UNUSED A GREAT GRAPHIC
"HOLLANDSWORTH OIL DRILLING COMPANY"
ORIGINAL 4 BARREL HINGE & INSERT
COMPLELTELY ORIGINAL
SUPER RARE MODEL
ONLY ONE I HAVE SEEN LIKE IT!!!
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
KENDALL
"POLLY POWER"
GASOLINE
1938-1939
GREAT GRAPHIC RAREST OF ALL
KENDALL ADVERTISERS
COMPLELTELY ORIGINAL
ONLY ONE KNOWN!
I HAVE SEEN
3 ONE STEP BARCROFTS
NOT FOR SALE

ZIPPO
ROSE'S TRIUMP MEAL
DOG FOOD
SUPER CLEAN
7  DIFFERENT DOGS
GREAT GRAPHICS
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
EMPLOYEE MADE DESIGN
2 DOGS ON BENCH
GREAT GRAPHIC
1946
NICKEL SILVER
14 HOLE INSERT
1 OF A KIND
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
EXPERIMENTAL
PROTOTYPE
1936
"NO SLASHES"
FACTORY PAINTED WHITE
ADVERTISING METALLIQUE
"NEVER USED"
COMPLELTELY ORIGINAL
RECIEVED FROM AN EARLY
1930'S EMPLOYE
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
EXPERIMENTAL
PROTOTYPE
1936
"NO SLASHES"
FACTORY PAINTED BLACK
"NEVER USED"
COMPLELTELY ORIGINAL
RECIEVED FROM AN EARLY 1930'S EMPLOYEE
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
EXPERIMENTAL
PROTOTYPE
1936
"SOLID COPPER"
GOLD INSERT
"NEVER USED"
COMPLELTELY ORIGINAL
RECIEVED FROM AN
EARLY 1930'S EMPLOYEE
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
PROTOTYPE
1938
BOWMAN
UNKNOWN FINISH
ORIGINAL 4 BARREL HINGE
ORIGINAL INSERT
COMPLELTELY ORIGINAL
RECIEVED FROM AN
EARLY 1930'S EMPLOYEE
NOT FOR SALE
GREATEST ZIPPO EVER MADE
"NUFF SAID"
HAVING SAID THAT THERE ARE A FEW THINGS
I NEED TO SAY:
SO MANY OF THE ZIPPO COLLECTORS ARE SO MISINFORMED ABOUT VALUES:
THEY ARE BUYING NON-RARE ZIPPOS
AT SUPER HIGH PRICES

ZIPPO
1936/1937
14K GOLD
ULTRA RARE
CONDITION IS FANTASTIC
COMPLELTELY ORIGINAL
ONLY VERY HIGH SOCIETY COULD AFFORD THESE
BACK IN THE 1930's
(TODAY ALSO)
SPECIAL NOTE
THIS IS THE RAREST OF ALL  ZIPPO LIGHTERS EVER MADE FOR THE PUBLIC,
IT'S SO RARE IT'S THE ONLY KNOWN ONE
THE COST OF THIS LIGHTER WAS THE AVERAGE YEARLY WAGE BACK IN 1938
THIS IS KNOWN AS THE WORLD'S MOST VALUABLE ZIPPO
ZIPPO
"NESBITT'S"
LATE 1930s
SODA SOFT DRINK
NESBITT'S & ORANGE CRUSH WERE THE 2 FAVOTIRE ORANGE SOFT DRINKS FOR MANY YEARS
ORIGINAL 4 BARREL HINGE & INSERT
COMPLELTELY ORIGINAL
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
14k GOLD LIGHTER
COST $175.00 IN 1936/37
THAT'S ABOUT THE SAME AS THE AVERAGE YEARLY WAGE
BACK IN THOSEDAYS
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
THIS 1936/37
14k GOLD LIGHTER
IS ESTIMATED TO BE THE SECOND MOST VALUABLE ZIPPO OF ALL TIME
ONLY THE 1932
ALUMINUM PROTOTYPE


ZIPPO MFG.CO.
STATED THIS MIGHT BE THE ONLY ONE EVER MADE
AS IT'S THE ONLY ONE THEY HAVE EVER SEEN!
NOT FOR SALE
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ZIPPO
SPECIALTY MADE
TABLE LIGHTER
THIS WAS SPECIAL MADE
FOR  A VERY FEW PEOPLE FOR THE ALLISON J35 TURBO-JET PROJECT.
ALISON AND GM
WERE PARTNERED IN
AIRCRAFT POWER.
THIS WAS GIVEN TO THE PRESIDENT'S FOR ALLISON AND GM AND  A FEW PROJECT MANAGERS  ON THE DAY THE UNAVAILING OF THE J35 TURBO-JET
IN 1946. AS YOU CAN SEE THE INSERT WAS MADE SPECIALLY WITH NO LID, NO PLATING AND A 3 BARRELED HINGE. THERE ARE ONLY 3 KNOWN
2 WITH THE BASES
AND THERE WERE ONLY 6 OR 8 MADE.
THE ONLY OTHR ONE WITH A BASE IT OWNED BY JERRY B. AND IT'S BEAT  UP
THE RAREST PART OF THIS IS THE BASE
WITHOUT IT IT LOOKS VERY AWKWARD AND DOESN'T DIPLAY VERY WELL. THE BASE IS WORTH MORE THAN THE LIGHTER ON THIS ONE!!!
THIS IS THE ONLY
ORIGINAL BASE
KNOWN!
ZIPPO
SPECIALTY MADE
TABLE LIGHTER
SORRY AFTER I POSTED
THE ALLISON J35 TURBO JET
I SEE THAT I DON'T HAVE
THE LIGHTER ON THE HOLDER CORRECTLY
NOT FOR SALE
QUALITY CONTROL
ZIPPO

1940
QUAILITY CONTROL ZIPPO
THIS CAME FROM A ZIPPO EMPLOYEE IN 1930's THIS IS CONSIDERED MINT CONDITION AS THEY NEVER HAD THE CHROME PLATING PUT ON IT AS THIS IS THE WAY THIS WERE MADE, THIS IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE AMONG THE RAREST EVER SEEN WITH ORIGINAL 4 BARREL HINGE ORIGINAL INSERT ALSO IT HAS NEVER BEEN USED
NOT FOR

THE ORIGINAL OWNER WAS
LEONARD SULLIVAN
YALE UNIVERSITY
WOLF'S HEAD SOCIETY
CLASS OF 1908
VERY GOOD FRIENDS WITH
GEORGE G. BLAISDELL
NOT FOR SALE

"DAVID POORE"
VALUED THIS LIGHTER AT $65,000.00
ONLY PRE WAR 14K GOLD ZIPPO! THAT SQUARE ZIPPO IS A "FAKE"!
ZIPPO
ALLISON J35 TURBO-JET
1946
FROM:
PRESIDENT OF ALLISON
PERSONAL DESK 1946

ZIPPO
ALLISON J35 TURBO-JET
1946

ZIPPO
ALLISON J35 TURBO-JET
1946

ZIPPO
ALLISON J35 TURBO-JET
1946
FROM:
PRESIDENT OF ALLISON
PERSONAL DESK 1946

ZIPPO
1946
NICKELSILVER INSERT
These's Initials "PCB" are the Initials of Philco C. Blaisdell, the Father of George Blaisdell, the Creator of Zippo Lighters.
These initials were used in Prototypes or Test Models and for Magazines print ads for Zippo. Making this one Ultra Rare as the Ad for Magazines were Rarely made.
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
1946 METALLIQUE
ULTRA RARE
14 HOLE INSERT
EVEN THOUGH ZIPPO HAD THE METALLIQUES AVAILABLE
YOU MAY HAVE SEEN
ONLY 6 ARE KNOWN
INCLUDING THIS ONE
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
MARIO ANDRETTI
ULTRA RARE
PIXEL PHOTOGRAPH
THESE LIGHTER WERE ONLY MADE BY  "PAUL HAJDU"
THEY ALSO WERE ONLY MADE OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF ZIPPO EMPLOYEES ONLY
SO THIS IS THE ONLY KNOWN
LIGHTER OF IT'S KIND!
NOT FOR SALE
COMMENTARY
THIS IS OF COURSE IS ABOUT ZIPPOS

I BELIEVE WHEN DAVID COMES OUT WITH A NEW BOOK
IT GOING TO SET THE MARKET ON THE RIGHT TRACK AGAIN.

The prices for Zippo's can reach $50,000+.
The most sought after are the Very Early Models (Pre-War) Experimental pieces.
Then with Major Metallique Advertising then regular Advertising.
Then Reversed Engraved, Engraved Advertiser/Sports Series,
Town & Country and Leather Wrap models are quite desirable as well.
Mint condition and/or in the original boxes increases Value Dramatically.

I have noticed that Zippo leads the World in Lighter Collecting with out any doubt
but yet the Zippo Collector doesn't in most cases know what there even doing
I see Zippos that are VERY Common going to very uncommon prices
then on the other hand VERY RARE Zippos not even getting as much as the common Zippo
hate to say it but the Zippo Market need some structure from an outside source
Like a New Book From David Poore!!!


ZIPPO
Timeline
1932 - First Zippo Tall Model No Slashes
1933 - Second Zippo Tall Model with Slashes
1934 - Zippo Smaller Case but still the same style Flint Wheel
1935 - Zippo New Style Flint Wheel
1935 - Metallique Advertising begins with Kendall Oil's order of 500 lighters
1936 - For Only First Part of the Year Outside 4 Barrel Hinge Plates
1936 - Pocket Model gets Hinge Plates put in the inside
1937 - End of the Square Zippo Lighter
1938 - Zippo begins its Rounded Corner Model
1939 - 1st Barcroft Model One Step Table Lighter 8 Barrel Hinge Only a handful made
1940 - 2nd Barcroft Model One Step also but with a 4 Barrel Hinge.
1942 - Zippo begins production of the War Time Black Crackle Finish Lighters 4 Barrel Hinge
1943 - 1945 War Time Black Crackle Finish Lighters 3 Barrel Hinge
1945 - War is Over Zippo has Thousands of War Time Zippo Left Over,
Zippo Starts Selling them to the Public in"Esquire Magazine" for $2.50
1946 - Zippo is Back making Lighters for the Public 3 Barrel 14 Hole Inserts same Cam as the War Inserts
1947 - 16 Hole Inserts are Introduced
1947 - 3rd Barcroft Model Tall 2 Step Full Sized Insert
1949 - Town & Country series is introduced
1950 - 5 Barrel Hinge are Introduced
1949 - 4th Barcroft Model Regular Size With Large Ibsert
1950 - Introduction of full cover leather models
1953 - Patent number is changed from 20326595 to 2517191
1954 - 5th Barcroft Model Pocket Insert
1956 - Zippo starts production of the slim model lighter


ZIPPO
ULTRA RARE
PIXEL PHOTOGRAPH
"BUTCH & JOHN"
MINT IN BOX
THESE LIGHTER WERE ONLY MADE BY  "PAUL HAJDU"
THEY ALSO WERE ONLY MADE OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF ZIPPO EMPLOYEES ONLY
ONLY A HANDFUL KNOWN
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
TIFFANY  &  CO.
RETICULATED STERLING SILVER 925
"SAMORODOK"
BEST OF THE BEST!
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST TIFANY ZIPPO EVER MADE
Vintage Zippo Zippos 1933 1934 1935 1936
Zippo Lighter Vintage Rare
ZIPPO
ULTRA RARE
PIXEL PHOTOGRAPH
MINT IN BOX
THESE LIGHTER WERE ONLY MADE BY  "PAUL HAJDU"
THEY ALSO WERE ONLY MADE OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF ZIPPO EMPLOYEES ONLY
ONLY A HANDFUL KNOWN
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
SPECIALTY MADE
TABLE LIGHTER
This was a Special Made for the few  Upper Management for General Electric for the New Transformer. The was Given to the President of General Electric and a Few Project Managers on the Day of the Unvailing in the early 1950's. As you can see the Zippo body and insert were made Specially with no lid, no Hinge were ever put onalso it was never even plated. Zippo (George Blaisdell) had a Very Special relationship with GE General Electric as they also made the ALLISON J-35 TURBO-JET Model also.
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
LOCKHEED METALLIQUE
WORLD WAR 2
MIB WITH INSTRUCTIONS

This is a INCREDIBLE Zippo LOCKHEED Metallique that is Black Crackle from World War 2 and not sure how many were  made but not more than a handful if that, I never seen another one, as it was made especially just for a specific group of Engineers at the Famed Skonkworks "Skunk Works" that were working on the
TOP SECRET Experimental Aircraft for the U.S.A. The Aircraft he was working on that he got this lighter for was the XP-80.
Their Group was Top Secret at the time and could not have the "SKONK WORKS" on it as later it became SKUNK WORKS or SKUNKWORKS. The Lighter is MINT UNUSED NEVER EVER USED!!! Here's the History how I got this lighter...
Well Thanks for FACEBOOK as I worked at HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO. for 10 years and worked with the Engineering Department and I knew 2 guys very well from that Department. They were typical Engineers with not the greatest people skills. I knew one of there Dads used to work for Skunk Works but it wasn't a big thing back then. Since I left almost 20 years back I never had any contact with either of them. Then one of them contacted me on FACEBOOK and he asked what I have been up to and I showed him and he said "Hey you know my buddies Dad used to Work for LOCKHEED Skonk Works and has this lighter you might be interested in and he needs the Money... NOW!!!" So I contacted him and he told me what it was and gave me information on it. He also said he has a bunch of paper work also but did think he should sell that because it was all marked
"TOP SECRET".
So after giving up everything but my first born I got it
The Metallique is inbedded a bit in the Black Crackel Paint
and not just layed on top of it.
NOT FOR SALE
13035
ZIPPO
FEMALE BOWLER
ONLY 3 KNOWN
BELIEVED TO BE A EMPLOYEE MADE ZIPPO LIGHTER
MINT IN BOX
"UNUSED"
QUALITY CONTROL
ZIPPO

1938
QUAILITY CONTROL ZIPPO
THIS CAME FROM A ZIPPO EMPLOYEE IN 1930's THIS IS CONSIDERED MINT CONDITION AS THEY NEVER HAD THE CHROME PLATING PUT ON IT AS THIS IS THE WAY THIS WERE MADE, THIS IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE AMONG THE RAREST EVER SEEN WITH ORIGINAL 4 BARREL HINGE ORIGINAL INSERT  THAT WAS NEVER WADDED OR WICKED. ALSO IT HAS NEVER BEEN USED
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
ARCHIVES ARCHIVES ARCHIVES ARCHIVES
ZIPPO
EXPERIMENTAL
PROTOTYPE
1936
"GOLD WASH"
GOLD INSERT
"NEVER USED"
COMPLELTELY ORIGINAL
RECIEVED FROM AN
EARLY 1930'S EMPLOYEE
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
EXPERIMENTAL
PROTOTYPE
1936
"NO" Slash Marks showing it was something Experimental going on these lighters. Zippo didn't put slashes for the reason to keep them separate from the regular Zippos. Everyone of these that I have seen all have something special done to it. As they all seem to have Experimental Finishes on them
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
"Football Player"
"Prototype"
1940's 3 Barrel Hinge
Only a couple known
no other with out the square around the football player
Figure 17ZC
ZIPPO
EXPERMENTAL
1939 1st Table Lighter
DELUXE #10
8 Barrel One Step
High Polished Chrome with High Polished Chrome Insert
Rarest Zippo Production Lighter Ever Made
4 Barrel One Step was the Second Table Lighter Made

ZIPPO
EXPERIMENTAL TABLE LIGHTER
SHORTER THAN THE CORITHIAN
PINEAPPLE PATTERN
THIS IS ONE FOR THE BOOKS...
ZIPPO
EXPERIMENTAL TABLE LIGHTER
SHORTER THAN THE CORITHIAN
PINEAPPLE PATTERN
THIS IS ONE FOR THE BOOKS...
SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
BEWARE
THERE ARE REPRODUTION BASES MADE AND THEY ARE NOT
THIS QUAILTY OR MADE OF AIRCRAFT ALUMINUM
THEY HAVE A CRACKLE TYPE OF FINISH AND NOT VERY ATTRACTIVE THEY VERY CRUDE
Vintage ZIppos Vintage Zippos
SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
ZIPPO
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH
1964 UNUSED MINT
"SPECTACULAR"
ONLY ONE EVER SEEN
NOT FOR SALE
ZIPPO
TIFFANY & CO.
"BAMBOO"
ULTRA RARE FULL SIZED
NOT FOR SALE

WHILE THE SUPER RARE ZIPPOS ARE GOING CHEAP
PART OF THIS IS THAT A FEW OF THE DEALERS
MISREPPRESENT ON THE TRUE VALUE OF THE ZIPPOS THEY ARE SELLING WHILE BUYING FOR CHEAP AMOUNTS 2 TOP DEALERS THAT BOTH WERE PRESIDENTS OF THE LARGEST LIGHTER CLUB WERE CAUGHT, "SHILL BIDDING" ON EACHOTHERS ITEMS
THEN GIVING COMPLETELY WRONG FACTS
ON FIRST STERLING SILVER ZIPPO SAYING:
ZIPPO LET THEM USE THIER INSERT?
ABSURD, NEVER WOULD HAPPEN IN THIS LIFE TIME