ShippingPass Want to get your items fast without the pricey shipping fees? In this case, the Customer Care team will remove your account from auto-renewal to ensure you are not charged for an additional year and you can continue to use the subscription until the end of your subscription term. I'm sure all these photos were hard to come by and took a lot of work to acquire and get permission to use. For 2001 and beyond, Zippo has introduced a new, easier to interpret date code. Your postings may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in our print publications. Book is in Used-Good condition. To buy this book at the lowest price,.
Dating a Zippo Lighter - Toledo-Bend. Please remember that your username will appear with any comments you post. That's just the nature of inflation, and the rise and fall of trends within any category of collectibles. But if I were looking to buy a first book on Zippo's, especially as a gift for someone else, I think I would first get the Avi Baer book, and also the book by Poore. The original purpose was for quality control.
I like the factory and production line photos. There have been three major changes, as shown in inset. Each of these are also beautifully produced, but were not interrupted during production and both the information and the photos in each are a great introduction and orientation. Also, some lighters produced between 1955-57 were date coded, however, specifics remain unclear. Zippo Regular Lighter Identification Codes. From 1933 to the mid 50s, the word Zippo was stamped in block letters.
Early 1986 lighters of this series do have earlier date codes. If you need to return or exchange an item you can send it back at no cost or take it to your neighborhood store. Zippo Lighter Identification Codes Over the years the tough, dependable Zippo lighter has become valued as a collectible. Hot sub-categories come and go, and quickly. Age is one factor used to determine the value of a Zippo lighter. Join The Discussion is pleased to share your comments. To identify a potential pattern in any run of lighters returned for repair, the bottom of every Zippo lighter was encoded with a series of markings.
If you decide you want to discontinue the service, you can cancel your subscription at any time. Even prior to the coding system we can go some way to identifying the approximate year of manufacture, as the stamping on the bottom has changed slightly over the years. Current Date Code System The current date code system uses a letter and two-digit number to identify the month and year of manufacturer. Book Summary: The title of this book is Zippo Lighters and it was written by ,. Lighters assembled at the Canadian factory are covered here - As lighters are meant to be used, coins or keys carried in the same pocket can cause scratches on the bottom of the lighter so it is necessary to look very carefully at the bottom, as the marking can be quite difficult to make out. By signing up for email you are certifying that you are at least 18 years old and a resident of the U. The next set of codes used upright lines either side of the word Zippo.
There are many errors in the style names of lighters shown in the pictures as well as the values. A code stamped on the bottom of every lighter reveals the month and year of manufacture. While the book that David Poore wrote years ago is a bit outdated on the values, it is a very valuable piece of reference material for the novice and seasoned Zippo collector. Well, physically it's an attractively produced book with lots of nice Zippo photos. When you purchase ShippingPass you don't have to worry about minimum order requirements or shipping distance. These were placed to the left of the word Zippo, which left the space to the right free.
Originally this was intended as a quality control record, so that lighters returned for repair could be identified as to when they were manufactured and if, for example, a number of lighters were returned with the same fault then Zippo could identify a possible defect in the manufacturing process or even a supplier of one of the components. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. The Zippo script logo was developed in the late 40s and was phased-in on the lighter bottom stamp around 1955. Shop our collection of Limited Edition Collectible Lighters! Slim lighters were first introduced in 1956 with no markings, the markings were introduced in 1957 and overlapped into 1958. Then in 2001 the roman numerals were removed completely and just the last two digits of the year were shown 01, 02 etc. Valuable information on the bottom of every Zippo windproof lighter can help you determine its date of manufacture.
Price Guide :The problem with any kind of written price guide is that they are outdated and obsolete even before they are published. In 1979 an error was made and the slash was removed from the left instead of the right 1982 saw the use of the reverse solidus or backslash and this continued in use until mid 1986. Dating Zippo Lighters Dating Zippo Lighters Since 1955, most Zippo lighters have carried a date code stamped on the base. It is not meant to be a complete guide to Zippo lighter identification or collecting. Date Codes What began as a quality-control tool for Zippo founder George G. It's always fun to browse a price guide, but don't spend your hard earned money based on the prices in this book or any book, until you've gotten the feel for current market prices yourself.