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What do the Roman numerals on the bottom of a Zippo mean?

After July 1986, Zippo began including a date code on all lighters showing the month and year of production. On the left of the underside was stamped a letter A–L, denoting the month (A = January, B = February, C = March, etc.). On the right was a Roman numeral which denoted the year, beginning with II in 1986.

Why are zippos so expensive?

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 they’re not any better in terms of technology or reliability.

What is the most expensive Zippo lighter?

A collection of engraved Zippo lighters from soldiers of the Vietnam War recently sold at auction for over $30,000.

How much does a Zippo lighter worth?

Current Zippos carry a suggested retail price between US$14.95 and US$11,893.95 (for the 18k solid gold model).

Can you take a Zippo lighter on a plane?

Disposable and Zippo lighters without fuel are allowed in checked bags. Lighters with fuel are prohibited in checked bags, unless they adhere to the Department of Transportation exemption, which allows up to two fueled lighters if properly enclosed in a DOT approved case.

Can I use gasoline in a Zippo?

Can you fill a Zippo with refined petrol? Very simple: YES, you can! Gasoline is very similar to regular Zippo fuel, and is a lot cheaper. The lighter will burn fine with it and the taste and smell are almost the same as that of Zippo fluid.

What does the number mean on the bottom of a Zippo lighter?

Valuable information on the bottom of every Zippo windproof lighter can help you determine its date of manufacture. Starting in the mid 50’s, a date code was stamped on the bottom of every Zippo lighter made. The original purpose was for quality control.

How to get in touch with Zippo Corporation?

Contact Zippo Consumer Relations: Toll Free: 888-442-1932 Phone: 814-368-2700 Business Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.

Where is Zippo Manufacturing Company in Bradford PA?

Zippo Manufacturing Company Attention: Consumer Relations 33 Barbour Street Bradford, PA 16701

When did Zippo start using the word Zippo?

The appearance of the word “Zippo” in the bottom stamp provides another clue to dating. There have been three major changes, as show below. From 1933 to the mid 50s, the word Zippo was stamped in block letters. The Zippo script logo was developed in the late 40s and was phased-in on the lighter bottom stamp around 1955.