The design of the Drunkard or Reveler leaning against a lamp post seen on the this rare 1949-50 Zippo was one of the very first images made on the early Metallique Zippos of the mid-1930's, making it a highly desirable design among Zippo fans. This one belonged to Jack Musselman

The design of the Drunkard or Reveler leaning against a lamp post seen on the this rare 1949-50 Zippo was one of the very first images made on the early Metallique Zippos of the mid-1930's, making it a highly desirable design among Zippo fans. This one belonged to Jack Musselman

 1949-51 Zippo advertising Larkwood Stockings.  A graphic of a lady's stocking-covered legs and "3V's Vamp Top, Vamp Toe, Volu-metric Control"

1949-51 Zippo advertising Larkwood Stockings.  A graphic of a lady's stocking-covered legs and "3V's Vamp Top, Vamp Toe, Volu-metric Control"

 1949-50 Zippo with a graphic of a cartoon chef known as  the ‘Tappan Chef,’ or the ‘Little Chef,’ representing Tappan Stove Co. Tappan appliances was founded by W.J. Tappan as the Ohio Valley Foundry Company in Bellaire, Ohio, in 1881 selling cast-iron stoves door-to-door. The company relocated to Mansfield, Ohio in 1889 and was subsequently renamed several times.

1949-50 Zippo with a graphic of a cartoon chef known as  the ‘Tappan Chef,’ or the ‘Little Chef,’ representing Tappan Stove Co. Tappan appliances was founded by W.J. Tappan as the Ohio Valley Foundry Company in Bellaire, Ohio, in 1881 selling cast-iron stoves door-to-door. The company relocated to Mansfield, Ohio in 1889 and was subsequently renamed several times.

 1952-53 Zippo with a line-drawn graphic of a well dressed and coiffed lady with a hand fan advertising The Vogue School of Fashion Design in Chicago

1952-53 Zippo with a line-drawn graphic of a well dressed and coiffed lady with a hand fan advertising The Vogue School of Fashion Design in Chicago

    1953 Zippo with a man made of machine nuts.  The nut man is the mascot for National Screw  Company as can be seen on the 1957 lighter on this page 

 

1953 Zippo with a man made of machine nuts.  The nut man is the mascot for National Screw  Company as can be seen on the 1957 lighter on this page 

 1953 Zippo with a cute little Indian character of unknown origin. The signature of Otis H. Bowden II  appears on the reverse

1953 Zippo with a cute little Indian character of unknown origin. The signature of Otis H. Bowden II
 appears on the reverse

 1956 Safety Award Zippo with a character graphic of Jenny Genesee and a  Green Cross.  The reverse has the signature of "William J. Host".  "Jenny" is the symbol for Genesee Brewing Company

1956 Safety Award Zippo with a character graphic of Jenny Genesee and a  Green Cross.  The reverse has the signature of "William J. Host".  "Jenny" is the symbol for Genesee Brewing Company

 1956 Zippo with Mr. Meadow Brook, a confidence inspiring banker with a green suit and balding head.  "Presented by The Meadow Brook National Bank - your world at one - for fostering an informed community'.   The bank's name was changed to National Westminster Bank in 1980

1956 Zippo with Mr. Meadow Brook, a confidence inspiring banker with a green suit and balding head.  "Presented by The Meadow Brook National Bank - your world at one - for fostering an informed community'.   The bank's name was changed to National Westminster Bank in 1980

 1952-53 Zippo with the silhouette of a short well dressed photographer with a hat

1952-53 Zippo with the silhouette of a short well dressed photographer with a hat

 1953 Zippo with a somewhat provocative graphic of a "well stacked" woman in a swimsuit

1953 Zippo with a somewhat provocative graphic of a "well stacked" woman in a swimsuit

 1953 Zippo with a line-drawn graphic of a wireman smoking.  Not shown is the reverse which has the signature of Sherman J Niessen

1953 Zippo with a line-drawn graphic of a wireman smoking.  Not shown is the reverse which has the signature of Sherman J Niessen

 1953 Zippo with a graphic of family for Dairy Lea Cooperative "direct from our farms to you"

1953 Zippo with a graphic of family for Dairy Lea Cooperative "direct from our farms to you"

 1955 Zippo with a graphic of Happy Hotpoint, a pixie mascot for Hotpoint appliances during TV commercial segments on the ABC sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriott during the 1954-1955 season. The role of the pixie was played by then 17-year-old Mary Tyler Moore who was making her acting debut as Happy Hotpoint

1955 Zippo with a graphic of Happy Hotpoint, a pixie mascot for Hotpoint appliances during TV commercial segments on the ABC sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriott during the 1954-1955 season. The role of the pixie was played by then 17-year-old Mary Tyler Moore who was making her acting debut as Happy Hotpoint

 1954-55 Zippo with a cute graphic of boy and girl kissing for L&S Pickles & Preserves, a canning company based in Pittsburgh PA

1954-55 Zippo with a cute graphic of boy and girl kissing for L&S Pickles & Preserves, a canning company based in Pittsburgh PA

 1955 Zippo with a stylized design of a floor sweeper for Janitor Supplies

1955 Zippo with a stylized design of a floor sweeper for Janitor Supplies

 1954-55 Zippo with a Good Morning frog with a gold fish advertising Loveland Goldfish Farm and Aquatic Nurseries in Loveland Ohio

1954-55 Zippo with a Good Morning frog with a gold fish advertising Loveland Goldfish Farm and Aquatic Nurseries in Loveland Ohio

 1956 Zippo with the body of  an incandescent light bulb

1956 Zippo with the body of  an incandescent light bulb

 1957 Zippo with a coffee cup and server design

1957 Zippo with a coffee cup and server design

 1957 with Doc Dollar, a money bag mascot for Franklin Finance Company

1957 with Doc Dollar, a money bag mascot for Franklin Finance Company

 1957 Zippo with a graphic of a man in his underwear by Spring City Knitting Company 1907-1957.  In the 1950's the Company became the largest manufacturer of men’s underwear in the United States. It closed its doors in 2002 due to foreign competition

1957 Zippo with a graphic of a man in his underwear by Spring City Knitting Company 1907-1957.  In the 1950's the Company became the largest manufacturer of men’s underwear in the United States. It closed its doors in 2002 due to foreign competition

 1957 Zippo with a slightly scary looking ink man. Made for Miller Cooper Ink Company in Kansas City and Omaha

1957 Zippo with a slightly scary looking ink man. Made for Miller Cooper Ink Company in Kansas City and Omaha

 1957 Zippo with Neptune, God of the Sea, for  "Hydraxtor "water wrings dry".  a clothes drying machine manufacturer in Molin, Illinois

1957 Zippo with Neptune, God of the Sea, for  "Hydraxtor "water wrings dry".  a clothes drying machine manufacturer in Molin, Illinois

 1957 Zippo with Willy Waxheart with a crown on his head for Warwick Wax

1957 Zippo with Willy Waxheart with a crown on his head for Warwick Wax

 A glass of orange juice and a waterskiing southern belle is engraved on this 1958 Zippo for Cypress Gardens,  amusement park in Winter Haven, Florida  and Snively Groves Inc., one of Florida's largest citrus growers

A glass of orange juice and a waterskiing southern belle is engraved on this 1958 Zippo for Cypress Gardens,  amusement park in Winter Haven, Florida  and Snively Groves Inc., one of Florida's largest
citrus growers

 1958 Zippo with a graphic of a lasso swinging cowboy in a 10 gallon hat advertising Apple Valley Ranchos, a water company serving Apple Valley, California

1958 Zippo with a graphic of a lasso swinging cowboy in a 10 gallon hat advertising Apple Valley Ranchos, a water company serving Apple Valley, California

 1959 Zippo.  Burgie Man was the mascot for Burgie Brewing, or  Burgermeister Brewing Company of San Francisco, California.  The company was acquired by Schlitz in 1961

1959 Zippo.  Burgie Man was the mascot for Burgie Brewing, or  Burgermeister Brewing Company of San Francisco, California.  The company was acquired by Schlitz in 1961

 1958 Zippo with Willie Wiredhand for Hancock County R.E.M.C. (Rutherford Electric Membership Cooperative), a rural electric cooperative

1958 Zippo with Willie Wiredhand for Hancock County R.E.M.C. (Rutherford Electric Membership Cooperative), a rural electric cooperative

 1958 slim Zippo with a ferocious looking "Mrs. Inky"

1958 slim Zippo with a ferocious looking "Mrs. Inky"

 1959 slim Zippo with a graphic of two hat-tipping carpet-carrying men which was used by Chesapeake Rug Cleaners of Baltimore, Maryland

1959 slim Zippo with a graphic of two hat-tipping carpet-carrying men which was used by Chesapeake Rug Cleaners of Baltimore, Maryland

 1960 Zippo with a very smiley character "have a happy day!" is for Carson Roberts, a Los Angeles based advertising agency that came up with the idea of "31 Flavors" for Baskin & Robbins

1960 Zippo with a very smiley character "have a happy day!" is for Carson Roberts, a Los Angeles based advertising agency that came up with the idea of "31 Flavors" for Baskin & Robbins

 1961 Zippo with a red robot-like character with an N on its chest

1961 Zippo with a red robot-like character with an N on its chest

 This is a Canadian Zippo from the 1960's with a nice graphic of a wedding couple advertising The Hi-Fi's

This is a Canadian Zippo from the 1960's with a nice graphic of a wedding couple advertising The Hi-Fi's

 1962  Zippo with a graphic of a bear and balloons.  Balloons Ashland Rubber Products is based in Ashland Ohio and marketed rubber toys under the "Toy Time" brand

1962  Zippo with a graphic of a bear and balloons.  Balloons Ashland Rubber Products is based in Ashland Ohio and marketed rubber toys under the "Toy Time" brand

 1963 Nut Man for National Screw & Mfg. Co., a Cleveland, Ohio based  manufacturer of screws, nuts and bolts. It was incorporated in 1889 and absorbed by Monogram Industries, Inc. in 1974

1963 Nut Man for National Screw & Mfg. Co., a Cleveland, Ohio based  manufacturer of screws, nuts and bolts. It was incorporated in 1889 and absorbed by Monogram Industries, Inc. in 1974

 1965 Zippo with an angry looking bee for  Real-Kill, a pest control brand

1965 Zippo with an angry looking bee for  Real-Kill, a pest control brand

 1965 Zippo with a family reading and "FPS".  Could the meaning be Family Planning Services, or something else??

1965 Zippo with a family reading and "FPS".  Could the meaning be Family Planning Services, or something else??

 This 1966 Zippo has a main with an umbrella keeping him dry from Hard Times, Sickness, and Financial Distress raining down on him advertising the  TRW Employees Federal Credit Union

This 1966 Zippo has a main with an umbrella keeping him dry from Hard Times, Sickness, and Financial Distress raining down on him advertising the  TRW Employees Federal Credit Union

 1965 Zippo with interesting personalization.  

1965 Zippo with interesting personalization.  

  B.T. Udee with raised hair says "For Heating Cooling American Furnace Co., St Louis Mo" on 1966 Zippo. The company was acquired by Singer in 1968

 B.T. Udee with raised hair says "For Heating Cooling American Furnace Co., St Louis Mo" on 1966 Zippo. The company was acquired by Singer in 1968

 This 1966 Zippo with a man with a fez if for Ararat Patrol Kansas City Mo.  The Ararat Patrol is a unit of The Shrine Temple, a fraternal organization

This 1966 Zippo with a man with a fez if for Ararat Patrol Kansas City Mo.  The Ararat Patrol is a unit of The Shrine Temple, a fraternal organization

 1968 Zippo depicting a striding giant with a truck in his hand advertises Holland Motor Express, Inc. - "You can't beat the Big Dutch Fleet"

1968 Zippo depicting a striding giant with a truck in his hand advertises Holland Motor Express, Inc. - "You can't beat the Big Dutch Fleet"

 1969 slim Zippo with a sad-looking hunched man with what looks like a walking stick.  The meaning of "Hafe" is unknown.  It is not an acronym for "High Altitude Flatus Expulsion" since that term did not exist until the 1980's

1969 slim Zippo with a sad-looking hunched man with what looks like a walking stick.  The meaning of "Hafe" is unknown.  It is not an acronym for "High Altitude Flatus Expulsion" since that term did not exist until the 1980's

 1969 Zippo with a graphic of a walking man in a business suit with a hat and a walking stick.  Peters, Griffin, Woodward, Inc. was a New York based advertising agency.

1969 Zippo with a graphic of a walking man in a business suit with a hat and a walking stick.  Peters, Griffin, Woodward, Inc. was a New York based advertising agency.

 1971 Zippo with Smokey Bear, the guardian of the forests. Smokey has been the National symbol of fire prevention since 1944

1971 Zippo with Smokey Bear, the guardian of the forests. Smokey has been the National symbol of fire prevention since 1944

 This 1972 Zippo has a graphic of a bear in a uniform for General Trailer Company of Springfield, Oregon

This 1972 Zippo has a graphic of a bear in a uniform for General Trailer Company of Springfield, Oregon

 1972 Zippo displaying golfer carrying his golf clubs and holding his nine iron and is inscribed, "CONTESTANT HAMTRAMCK OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP". The Hamtramck Michigan golf tournament is no longer held

1972 Zippo displaying golfer carrying his golf clubs and holding his nine iron and is inscribed, "CONTESTANT HAMTRAMCK OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP". The Hamtramck Michigan golf tournament is no longer held

  1973 Zippo with the face of a clown.  The advertiser is  Livengrin Foundation, an addiction recovery organization based in Eddington, Bucks County, PA

1973 Zippo with the face of a clown.  The advertiser is  Livengrin Foundation, an addiction recovery organization based in Eddington, Bucks County, PA

 1974 Zippo with the pink plaid Toppie, The Top Value Elephant. Top Value Stamps, like the S&H Green stamps, were given away by retailers to customers who would paste them into special books which could then be redeemed for merchandise

1974 Zippo with the pink plaid Toppie, The Top Value Elephant. Top Value Stamps, like the S&H Green stamps, were given away by retailers to customers who would paste them into special books which could then be redeemed for merchandise

 The personalized two-sided Happy Hangover Zippo below is from 1968. The "all around good fellow" Earl Armacost surely was much happier on Saturday nights than he was on Sunday mornings!

The personalized two-sided Happy Hangover Zippo below is from 1968. The "all around good fellow" Earl Armacost surely was much happier on Saturday nights than he was on Sunday mornings!

 1975 Zippo "Happy Hangover"

1975 Zippo "Happy Hangover"

   1970 Zippo with a colorful graphic of a bearded Rip Van Winkle for a bowling alley in Sarasota Florida.  The Rip Van Winkle Lanes opened in 1958 and closed its doors in 2004 

  1970 Zippo with a colorful graphic of a bearded Rip Van Winkle for a bowling alley in Sarasota Florida.  The Rip Van Winkle Lanes opened in 1958 and closed its doors in 2004 

 1978 Zippo with graphics of vegetables and sun king tomatoes advertising Louis J Decarlo & Son, Inc. which since the 1920s had been operating a wholesale fruit and vegetable business in Buffalo New York

1978 Zippo with graphics of vegetables and sun king tomatoes advertising Louis J Decarlo & Son, Inc. which since the 1920s had been operating a wholesale fruit and vegetable business in Buffalo New York

 1974 slim Zippo.  The character described in a trade mark registration as "...design of a mouse standing erect on its rear legs with arms and hands in lieu of forelegs and attired in formal evening clothes wearing a top hat, monocle in its right eye and cane"" for the Mousetrap Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

1974 slim Zippo.  The character described in a trade mark registration as "...design of a mouse standing erect on its rear legs with arms and hands in lieu of forelegs and attired in formal evening clothes wearing a top hat, monocle in its right eye and cane"" for the Mousetrap Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

 1977 Zippo with a graphic of the Sun Dome Kid, the mascot for Frabrico's Sun Domes, a seller of pool enclosures for all types of pools

1977 Zippo with a graphic of the Sun Dome Kid, the mascot for Frabrico's Sun Domes, a seller of pool enclosures for all types of pools

 1979 Zippo with a saluting pump man for Yant Equipment Co. Inc., a distributor of storage tanks in Lincoln Nebraska

1979 Zippo with a saluting pump man for Yant Equipment Co. Inc., a distributor of storage tanks in Lincoln Nebraska

 1981 Zippo with a flirting "Wonder Gal" in a swimsuit

1981 Zippo with a flirting "Wonder Gal" in a swimsuit

 1981 Zippo with a graphic of "Texas Don", a man with a hat and poncho smoking a cigarette. It is a brand used by Donna Fruit Co in Edinburg Texas

1981 Zippo with a graphic of "Texas Don", a man with a hat and poncho smoking a cigarette. It is a brand used by Donna Fruit Co in Edinburg Texas

 1981 Zippo with a line-drawn naked lady in a cocktail glass

1981 Zippo with a line-drawn naked lady in a cocktail glass

 1987 prototype Zippo with Cobi,  the official mascot of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He is a Catalan Sheepdog in Cubist style inspired by the interpretations of Picasso of a masterpiece from Velázquez, Las Meninas

1987 prototype Zippo with Cobi,  the official mascot of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He is a Catalan Sheepdog in Cubist style inspired by the interpretations of Picasso of a masterpiece from Velázquez, Las Meninas

 1991 prototype Zippo with a tiger character running with a beer

1991 prototype Zippo with a tiger character running with a beer

 1991 Zippo on brass case with prototype design of "Billy" giving a two-finger salute.

1991 Zippo on brass case with prototype design of "Billy" giving a two-finger salute.