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The Zippo Owners Club 16857

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #150 on: November 17, 2019, 08:45:17 PM »
can someone tell me what this is please?
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« Reply #151 on: November 23, 2019, 11:43:45 AM »
Here is one of mines
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« Reply #152 on: November 23, 2019, 11:57:30 AM »
Here is one of mines

Very interesting.  It looks almost like a wood grain appearance.
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« Reply #153 on: November 23, 2019, 01:46:40 PM »
I have also a few ZIPPO's  :hatsoff:

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« Reply #154 on: November 23, 2019, 08:28:22 PM »
I have also a few ZIPPO's  :hatsoff:

That blue is very cool.
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #155 on: December 13, 2019, 08:14:12 PM »
Nice Zippos, gentlemen! :like:

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« Reply #156 on: December 28, 2019, 08:49:09 PM »
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« Reply #157 on: February 09, 2020, 11:17:25 PM »
And one ''ancient'' zippo:

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #158 on: February 23, 2020, 01:50:48 AM »
Newbie here! Hi everyone.

I recently discovered this at a tobacconist that I work at and I have zero knowledge about zippos as we stopped carrying them but would anyone happen to know the value of this? I've seen $10k+ on zippo's website but that seems pretty high.



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« Reply #159 on: May 29, 2020, 06:52:22 AM »
Newbie here! Hi everyone.

I recently discovered this at a tobacconist that I work at and I have zero knowledge about zippos as we stopped carrying them but would anyone happen to know the value of this? I've seen $10k+ on zippo's website but that seems pretty high.

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I doubt you're still looking here for a reply after three months, but if so, I'll take a shot.

The original MSRP on these was $12,850.80 (see https://therichtimes.com/the-18-karat-solid-gold-zippo-lighter/ ).

There are several listed on ebay right now for about $10,000 - $12,500.  If yours is a brand new, pristine, never-lit example with all original box and papers, it might go for something in that range to the right buyer, though obviously the market for lighters costing five figures is somewhat limited.  Condition is everything to collectors, however, so if your example has been carried, lit, marked up by handling in the store, missing any of the original paperwork, etc., that will cut its value significantly.

P.S.  You could easily verify this with a postage scale or similar, but the solid 18 kt gold case probably contains about 44 grams of 18 kt gold, so the value of the precious metal alone should be $1800 or so.  (The insert, while gold-colored, is not actually made of gold.)

P.P.S.  The 18 kt solid gold lighter on Zippo's website currently (not a limited edition) has an MSRP of $11,893.95.  ( https://www.zippo.com/products/solid-gold?_pos=1&_sid=23abee7c5&_ss=r )
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« Reply #160 on: August 10, 2020, 09:02:32 AM »
My Moms Dad passed away about 6 years ago and she kept his Zippo and then I got it from her. Fact of the matter is, I could not find any information on it what so ever and I only found a few pictures of it online but not seen it being sold on any websites. If anyone here knows when it was sold new and how much it might be worth in its current state. I plan on keeping it because it is definitely unique in my opinion 
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #161 on: August 10, 2020, 05:31:21 PM »
Hello Kyle!

Neat keepsake from your Grandpa; it looks well-used/carried too.

If we could get a clear picture of the bottom of the lighter, that would be helpful.  There should be some information stamped there.
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #162 on: August 10, 2020, 06:21:37 PM »
No picture of it at the moment but I have one with an american flag faded. Looks real nice. Father in law gave it to me a few years ago as a birthday gift. He passed in June so I think itll just stay in the box it came in.  :tu:
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The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #163 on: August 11, 2020, 12:05:00 PM »
Was given this in 1989 as a leaving present from work




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« Reply #164 on: August 11, 2020, 12:27:19 PM »
Hello Kyle!

Neat keepsake from your Grandpa; it looks well-used/carried too.

If we could get a clear picture of the bottom of the lighter, that would be helpful.  There should be some information stamped there.
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« Reply #165 on: August 11, 2020, 12:28:49 PM »
Hello Kyle!

Neat keepsake from your Grandpa; it looks well-used/carried too.

If we could get a clear picture of the bottom of the lighter, that would be helpful.  There should be some information stamped there.
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #166 on: August 11, 2020, 08:27:53 PM »
Thanks Kyle, that’s perfect.

“XIII” indicates it was manufactured in 1997, with “E” denoting May of that year.

As I said, its cool to have as a keepsake from your Grandpa, but from a purely monetary standpoint, I doubt it is worth much at all...

For one thing, condition is everything with regard to collector value.  This example appears to have been used and carried, with no box or papers.  For another (and perhaps even more to the point), Zippos in general tend not to sell for crazy amounts of money, unless there is something truly exceptional about them, e.g. used and carried by someone famous (with documentation to back this up, of course), or perhaps if they are very old and in still in excellent condition.  Another exception is solid gold Zippos (as discussed earlier in this thread) which may contain several thousand dollars worth of 14 kt or 18 kt gold, even if sold only for the scrap gold value.
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« Reply #167 on: August 13, 2020, 05:00:14 AM »
Thanks Kyle, that’s perfect.

“XIII” indicates it was manufactured in 1997, with “E” denoting May of that year.

As I said, its cool to have as a keepsake from your Grandpa, but from a purely monetary standpoint, I doubt it is worth much at all...

For one thing, condition is everything with regard to collector value.  This example appears to have been used and carried, with no box or papers.  For another (and perhaps even more to the point), Zippos in general tend not to sell for crazy amounts of money, unless there is something truly exceptional about them, e.g. used and carried by someone famous (with documentation to back this up, of course), or perhaps if they are very old and in still in excellent condition.  Another exception is solid gold Zippos (as discussed earlier in this thread) which may contain several thousand dollars worth of 14 kt or 18 kt gold, even if sold only for the scrap gold value.

Kyle Marin -

Appreciate the help on identifying this. Again I had never seen one like this very little information I was able to get on this model specifically. Not very many pictures either.
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« Reply #168 on: August 14, 2020, 05:40:21 AM »
Appreciate the help on identifying this. Again I had never seen one like this very little information I was able to get on this model specifically. Not very many pictures either.

You're welcome!   :cheers:
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #169 on: December 23, 2020, 10:33:09 PM »
Currently in my pocket



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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #170 on: December 24, 2020, 01:13:43 AM »

:like:    :MTO:
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #171 on: December 24, 2020, 04:56:55 AM »
I'm a fan of the Zippo single torch insert as well, and one is normally in my pocket.

 :cheers:
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #172 on: December 25, 2020, 06:04:53 AM »
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The small group so far.

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