Encyclopedia Zippo

What is the Zippo-encyclopedia

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Under the heading «Zippo-encyclopedia" I write about the most interesting Lighters Zippo, sold at auction Ebay. Instances that fall here, selected in continuous monitoring auction market lighters, where I select the most interesting, beautiful or interesting pieces. Please note that this is not an offer to sell lighters, and already ended auctions, ie already sold lots. They can only serve as a guide to market prices for different models of Zippo. If you are interested in buying some old lighters, email me and I'll try to help.

Zippo from U.S. embassies, $ 230

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Zippo three of the U.S. embassies in different countries
Sale price: $ 230 for each

On eBay were once three very interesting instance: Zippo from the U.S. Embassy in Argentina, Spain and Morocco. Price, in my opinion, a little too high ($ 230 each), but for collectors of this topic is still a very good purchase!

Experimental plastic Zippo, 1,240.99 $

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Following the acquisition of Ronson last October next sensation was the news of the purchase of the company Zippo retail chain restaurants and stores 7-11 (7-Eleven), which is now in the tens of thousands of retail outlets around the world. The transaction has been prepared in strict confidence, and the opening of the first retail outlet the company released the first pilot batch of experimental models of Zippo high quality plastic. In the open market do no more than 1,000 copies of such models. Witnesses say that in all retail stores, now owned by Zippo, people held in the evening, and by the first batch of plastic Zippo (4 pilot instance) with a special stamp was played at auction in New York, where an anonymous collector from Canada acquired the rare copies for a considerable sum.
Sale price: $ 1,240.99

Broken record price: $ 18,800 for 1933 Zippo

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

We are once again witnessed a historic event in the collector's world! March 8 on Ebay Zippo lighter in 1933 was sold for $ 18,800 unimaginable! The title of the most expensive Zippo goes to the instance of the lighters sold almost a year ago for 12 thousand dollars . In this case, today's record Zippo, as proshlogody instance is stored at 100% original: in the last year has been replaced with a lighter wheel on later with slanting naschekami and replaced at this cam, instead of the original hook-and he has a modern shape.

The initial price for which was put on Ebay, this lighter, was nothing less than $ 65,000. Of course, this was a very strong inflection, and the price would not have to pay someone. I gave his assessment of the value of this instance to $ 12,000-15,000 and slightly err on the side, but as we can see, not much.

This Zippo has now become the world's second auction of its value. Let us remember that the most expensive in the history of Zippo cost the buyer 37 thousand dollars, and it was a brand new 1933-th straight from the archives kompnaii Zippo Manufacturing Co, which was sold at auction in 2007 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the company. This copy bought Didier Karoubi , a French collector and director of marketing for the French branch of Zippo. By the way, this auction's funny story I told my friend and collector of Canadian Robert Bellows, personally attend. Mr. Karroubi was at the auction, along with his partner, and they also traded together. Companion is not very good command of English, so he could follow the auction only through an interpreter. Once the auction is over, he rushed for Didier with fists and nearly killed him. As it turned out later, because of ignorance of the English language companion Mr. Karoubi recklessly traded with him, because I thought that it is a finite sum of 37 hundreds, and even thousands of dollars. When it was announced (and translated into French), the final price for which Mr. Karoubi bought this lighter, his partner just had a stroke. The misunderstanding arose and was a quarrel between friends quickly hushed up, but the memories of that episode from the direct participants of the event were almost brighter than from the auction.

And we congratulate the new owner of this beautiful and rare lighters and wish to keep it for many years :)

Zippo custom handmade $ 315.00

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Artist Ron Bryant works mostly with tattoos, creates designs for skateboards and T-shirts, and also has his own company ONE TOO MANY, that specializes in creating stylish designer jewelry of silver and leather. Ron products - is actually exclusive things, each of which is created entirely by hand.
This Copper Lighter Zippo Armor hand framed by Ron, who created her unique skull of silver.
Sale price: $ 315.00

Zippo 1937 in box, $ 7,077.00

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

The other day on Ebay was set a new record price for a vintage cigarette lighter Zippo. This time, it was a well-preserved set: Lighter 1937 with emblem metallique, in a box or even a paper warranty and instructions inside. Very rare prioretenie that cost the new owner more than 7 thousand dollars!
Sale price: $ 7,077.00

Zippo 1937, $ 798.00

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Wonderful Zippo 1937 in excellent condition, plus wonderful pictures from the seller at the auction - and a very impressive price!
Sale price: $ 798.00

Zippo 1964 the industrial advertising, $ 59.99

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Truly artistic Zippo-masterpiece - the tiny lighters managed to paint the whole picture, as in the pipe layer lays pipe and over flying aircraft. All this naturalistic and in color. Love it! :)
Sale price: $ 59.99

Town and Country Zippo with a dog, $ 1,389.00, and an empty box of Town and Country, $ 527.00

Monday, December 14th, 2009

That's a wonderful Zippo 1949 with dog - very well preserved, original box, high price. Now look at how much of this set is the very lighter: Here is another auction and an empty box from that Town and Country - sold for over 500 dollars. Is the ultimate collecting for a strong spirit! :))
Sale price: $ 1,389.00 and $ 527.00

Zippo salesman 'DISZFAFT', 1965, $ 768.00

Friday, December 11th, 2009

This is a very famous and very rare Zippo 1965. These were among sales agents who sold the lighters and accessories Zippo. 'DISZFAFT' stands for 'Did I sell Zippo flints and fluid today?' - 'I sold it today petrol and flint Zippo?'. To salesmen often thought of this, at the very lighter engraved only the acronym. Fully insert the phrase engraved on :)
Sale price: $ 768.00