Line-drawn paddle-wheel boat on 1937 Zippo lighter.  This rare lighter has one of the earliest nautical themes engraved on a Zippo

Line-drawn paddle-wheel boat on 1937 Zippo lighter.  This rare lighter has one of the earliest nautical themes engraved on a Zippo

 1946-1947 line-drawn sailboat promoting USPS Cleveland

1946-1947 line-drawn sailboat promoting USPS Cleveland

 This 1955 Zippo has an engraving of the SS Independence of American Export Lines for "Jacoby 3-20-55".  It is one of the oldest and most storied ocean liners still afloat.

This 1955 Zippo has an engraving of the SS Independence of American Export Lines for "Jacoby 3-20-55".  It is one of the oldest and most storied ocean liners still afloat.

 1958 two-sided Zippo of the sailing ship Sea Cloud, the oldest running ship of its kind.  The Zippo was commissioned for Rafael Trujillo's damily as shown on  this page

1958 two-sided Zippo of the sailing ship Sea Cloud, the oldest running ship of its kind.  The Zippo was commissioned for Rafael Trujillo's damily as shown on this page

 1960 Zippo for Martin Marine in Painted Post NY. with a graphic of what looks like a Chris Craft wooden boat

1960 Zippo for Martin Marine in Painted Post NY. with a graphic of what looks like a Chris Craft wooden boat

 1957 Zippo with an engraved barge and a  "Dravo" logo on the reverse (not shown).  Dravo Corporation, a ship building company based in Pittsburgh PA, renown for building LST's during World War II, was founded by the Dravo Brothers Francis and Ralph in 1887

1957 Zippo with an engraved barge and a  "Dravo" logo on the reverse (not shown).  Dravo Corporation, a ship building company based in Pittsburgh PA, renown for building LST's during World War II, was founded by the Dravo Brothers Francis and Ralph in 1887

 1967 Zippo for Project HOPE.  Project HOPE is an international health care organization founded in the United States in 1958. Its most visible aspect was the SS HOPE, the first peacetime hospital ship

1967 Zippo for Project HOPE.  Project HOPE is an international health care organization founded in the United States in 1958. Its most visible aspect was the SS HOPE, the first peacetime hospital ship

 1960 Zippo with a colorful engraving of Royal Order of Atlantic Voyagers - MSTS (Military Sea Transportation Service). The Royal Order of Atlantic Voyagers was a certificate issued to any voyager who crossed the equator in a ritualistic initiation ceremony held on board ship. The certificates were signed by "Davy Jones, His Majesty's Scribe" and "Neptunus Rex, Ruler of the Raging Main"

1960 Zippo with a colorful engraving of Royal Order of Atlantic Voyagers - MSTS (Military Sea Transportation Service). The Royal Order of Atlantic Voyagers was a certificate issued to any voyager who crossed the equator in a ritualistic initiation ceremony held on board ship. The certificates were signed by "Davy Jones, His Majesty's Scribe" and "Neptunus Rex, Ruler of the Raging Main"

 1971 Zippo with a tugboat for Nolty J. Theriot Towing Contractors Golden Meadow, Lousiana

1971 Zippo with a tugboat for Nolty J. Theriot Towing Contractors Golden Meadow, Lousiana

 1974 Zippo for SS Rotterdam, one of the post World War II ocean liners

1974 Zippo for SS Rotterdam, one of the post World War II ocean liners

 1974 Zippo with a colorfully engraved smokestack and seagulls for Columbia Transportation Company of Cleveland, Ohio

1974 Zippo with a colorfully engraved smokestack and seagulls for Columbia Transportation Company of Cleveland, Ohio

 1974 Zippo with a tugboat for Alter Company, of Davenport, Iowa

1974 Zippo with a tugboat for Alter Company, of Davenport, Iowa

 1977 Zippo with Viking Ship with an "S" logo on the sail

1977 Zippo with Viking Ship with an "S" logo on the sail

 1977 limited production Scrimshaw Zippo with The Schooner design on genuine ivory attached to a gold-plated case.  The reverse is also made of ivory but was not engraved

1977 limited production Scrimshaw Zippo with The Schooner design on genuine ivory attached to a gold-plated case.  The reverse is also made of ivory but was not engraved

 This scrimshaw design on genuine ivory is the Outrigger and is also dated 1977

This scrimshaw design on genuine ivory
is the Outrigger and is also dated 1977

 1973 Zippo with an image of a docked cargo ship for Boyd-Campbell Co. Inc. - Agents-Stevedores - Corpus Christi, Texas

1973 Zippo with an image of a docked cargo ship for Boyd-Campbell Co. Inc. - Agents-Stevedores - Corpus Christi, Texas

 1977 Zippo with tugboat for Doris McKinney Towing, Jefferson Louisiana

1977 Zippo with tugboat for Doris McKinney Towing, Jefferson Louisiana

 1985 Zippo with an Alaska Ferry of the Alaska Marine Highway System

1985 Zippo with an Alaska Ferry of the Alaska Marine Highway System

 1978 Zippo for White Brothers Inc with sternwheeler "Winnie Mae" on the front and a tugboat "Juanita White" on the back.  Winnie Mae, built in 1938, still looks good today

1978 Zippo for White Brothers Inc with sternwheeler "Winnie Mae" on the front and a tugboat "Juanita White" on the back.  Winnie Mae, built in 1938, still looks good today

 2002 Zippo replica of the paddle boat Zippo shown above.  "Sparky says:  The Steamboat on the reverse of this light was first used on a lighter in 1937

2002 Zippo replica of the paddle boat Zippo shown above.  "Sparky says:  The Steamboat on the reverse of this light was first used on a lighter in 1937

 1986 Zippo with a graphic of a sailing ship near a lighthouse.  What is unusual is that the bottom is flat rather than canned as is standard for Zippo lighters   

1986 Zippo with a graphic of a sailing ship near a lighthouse.  What is unusual is that the bottom is flat rather than canned as is standard for Zippo lighters

 

 1986 Zippo with a prototype design of a sloop on gray

1986 Zippo with a prototype design of a sloop on gray

 1989 Zippo with a prototype hobie cat design

1989 Zippo with a prototype hobie cat design

 1992 Zippo with a sail boat and  the Statue of Liberty.  Thislighter is an advertiser for Zippo Mfg. itself

1992 Zippo with a sail boat and  the Statue of Liberty.  Thislighter is an advertiser for Zippo Mfg. itself

 2007 Zippo with a graphic of MV St. Clare, a ferry operated by Wightlink connecting Portsmouth on the English mainland to Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight.  The ferry was built in Gdańsk in 2001

2007 Zippo with a graphic of MV St. Clare, a ferry operated by Wightlink connecting Portsmouth on the English mainland to Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight.  The ferry was built in Gdańsk in 2001