The main reason why some Zippos are more expensive than others is collectability. Limited edition designs, collectors editions, and models adorned with high-end materials such as gold and silver will cost you more, but theyre not any better in terms of technology or reliability.
What is so special about Zippo lighters?
Zippo lighters, which have gained popularity as “windproof” lighters, are able to stay lit in harsh weather, due to the design of the windscreen and adequate rate of fuel delivery. A consequence of the windproofing is that it is hard to extinguish a Zippo by blowing out the flame.
Do Zippos go up in value?
Dating Your Zippo Lighter As with most collectibles, the date of manufacture of a Zippo lighter often affects its value. Valuable information on the bottom of every Zippo windproof lighter can help you determine its date of manufacture. From 1933 to the mid 50s, the word Zippo was stamped in block letters.
Are zippos supposed to smell?
You can smell like the Zippo lighter lifestyle. Apparently, they smell quite good, and nothing like lighter fluid.
Do you have to be over 18 to buy a Zippo?
If you place an order for flame products on Zippo.com you are certifying that you are at least 18 years old or the applicable age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside and have the legal right to purchase such item.