Zippo lighters dating

How to determine the year of manufacture on the stamp on the bottom of a Zippo

Last modified on 2009-10-21 06:40:47 GMT. 68 comments . Top .

This table shows all the main varieties of stamps series Zippo lighters since 1933. It does not include:

  • model slim (narrow);
  • Canadian factory production model Zippo;
  • models of gold and silver;
  • Some other rare model, produced in small batches.

Also some of the stamps are shown only for the first model year. But with 99% probability you will get into your date to hand Zippo lighter with the help of this guide. See also: Dating Zippo inserts .

View stamp Year Design Features
1933
1934
1935

1936 'PAT.PENDING' present on the stamp to March 1936. Later on the stamp appeared patent number 2032695
1937
1938
1938 In 1938 he took a lighter more rounded corners of the
1939
1940

1941 In 1941, there was a Zippo round convex bottom

1942 There are stamps with Wrong Number: 203695 instead of 2032695


1943

1944

1945



1946 At the beginning of 1946 Zippo made of nickel alloy and had a yellowish tint. There are also varieties of stamps, different width label ZIPPO


1947 There are varieties of stamps, different width label ZIPPO, and the height of the letters above and below the inscription ZIPPO (elongated vertically, or more rounded)
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952

1953
1954

1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966

1967 Patent number 2517191 printed on the stamp ceased in mid-1967
1968

1969 In 1969, there are two types of the stamp, which strips closer or further to the sides of the inscription ZIPPO. Also moved the sign ®
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982

1983 C in 1983 and 1992 to produce copper commemorative model with a distinctive stamp on which designated two years: 1932 and the year
1984

1985 A first replica - replica model 1937


1986 In 1986, Zippo has moved to the alphanumeric codes of the date on stamps
1987

1988 Released in 1932 replica - copy the model of 1932. Year was listed incorrectly, and in 1998 he published a revised replica 1933
1989

1990 Right on the stamp is added the inscription 'MADE IN USA'
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996

1997

1998
1999

2000 Until February 2000, the code designated by Roman numerals, after - and Roman, and Arab


2001 Year code was denoted by Arabic numerals. Released in 1941 and replica model Solid Titanium


2002 Model released Armor and Solid Copper
2003
2004

2005 In April 2005, the icon has moved upward relative ® logo

See also: Dating Zippo inserts .