Dating vintage zippo lighters
While the marks have changed over time, the system makes dating a Zippo very easy.Think you found one from the mid-1900s at the flea market? With the date code in place, collecting old Zippos is as easy as collecting old coins.There was the Zip Light, a flashlight that looked like a regular Zippo lighter. There were even table lighters that looked like mini tombstones. The quicker they did, the more desirable they became.
There is one question that remains, however: Couldn’t any company make limited versions of their products, funky mistakes, and rarely seen oddities to gain a following of collectors?With Black Crackle in mind, Zippo would go on to do other extremely limited editions of their standard pocket lighter, each helping cement a loyal following of collectors.