LighterGallery.com displays images of rare and vintage Zippo lighters from a private collection. The images illustrate how Zippo lighters have been used for advertising and as gifts and keepsakes, personalized not only by presidents, astronauts, movie stars and the military, and also by churches, schools, scout clubs, hospitals, and all kinds of businesses. We can think of Zippo lighters as small canvases upon which impressions of our history, culture and art since 1933 have been left. The Zippo lighter's simplicity, functionality, reliability, durability, its life time guarantee, its unique sounds it makes when flicking open and shut, and its perfect fit in the palm of ones hand and the story it tells makes it a highly treasured icon of American ingenuity and enterprise.
The lighters on this website are organized by theme. Since there are countless thousands of different designs on Zippos, most Zippo lighter collectors have to limit their collecting to certain types of designs, topics or themes.