This is a prime indicator that you have a very early product – or you have a fake.
You will find a letter and then two digits on cool Zippo lighters to help identify their date of creation.
Thousands of different styles and designs have been made in the eight decades since their introduction including military versions for specific regiments.
Since its invention Zippos have been sold around the world and have been described "a legendary and distinct symbol of Americana".
There is also the Nitro, with its Tanto point stainless steel blade, and the side-assist models with either a drop point or Tanto blade.
Schrade also has their side-assist bayonet blade, with your choice of gray or black handle.
First, sell an item only a portion of the population needs.
The Schrade switchblade was the leader in the United States automatic knife market, and they expanded their line to include other pocket knives.But that’s a figure that doesn’t happen overnight—hell, it took Ty Inc.seven years before people camped outside of Hallmark stores for Beanie Babies—and Zippo’s story of collectibility really begins in 1939, almost a decade after the company was founded.If you think about selling it, knowing what you could get for it does matter.The dating actually started out as a means of quality control in the Zippo lighters factory.