1940-41 Zippo prototype with designs on brass engraved on the front and back, the edges in chrome

1940-41 Zippo prototype with designs on brass engraved on the front and back, the edges in chrome

 1942-45 proto Bee 2.JPG

1942-45 proto Bee 2.JPG

 1946-47 3 bbl prototype 2JPG.jpg

1946-47 3 bbl prototype 2JPG.jpg

 1955 proto engine turned JFY.JPG

1955 proto engine turned JFY.JPG

 1947 Red Crackle proto rare.JPG

1947 Red Crackle proto rare.JPG

 1949-50 Playing Card suits prototype

1949-50 Playing Card suits prototype

 1955 Copper Prototype 2.JPG

1955 Copper Prototype 2.JPG

 1959 proto fisherman edge lip.JPG

1959 proto fisherman edge lip.JPG

 1976 proto golden tortoise.JPG The handsome Golden Tortoise was added to the Zippo line in 1977 with a small area of the lighter was reserved for initials on the standard production model

1976 proto golden tortoise.JPG The handsome Golden Tortoise was added to the Zippo line in 1977 with a small area of the lighter was reserved for initials on the standard production model

 1964 slim pixel Paul Hajdo.JPG

1964 slim pixel Paul Hajdo.JPG

 1966 three kittens pixel.JPG

1966 three kittens pixel.JPG

 1971 pixel Paul Hajdo.JPG

1971 pixel Paul Hajdo.JPG

 1970 silkscreen Paul Hajdu of Lenny Amacost.JPG

1970 silkscreen Paul Hajdu of Lenny Amacost.JPG

 Rare 1966 prototype Zippo Rattlesnake lighter, the snake is an artwork error. The rattlesnake's tail is pointed down when the tail should have been pointing up

Rare 1966 prototype Zippo Rattlesnake lighter, the snake is an artwork error. The rattlesnake's tail is pointed down when the tail should have been pointing up

 1951 Enamel in lieu of leather.JPG

1951 Enamel in lieu of leather.JPG

 1950's proto wrap Bob Holtzinger 2.JPG

1950's proto wrap Bob Holtzinger 2.JPG

 1950's wrapped nylon leather black 2.JPG

1950's wrapped nylon leather black 2.JPG

 1950's silk green 2.JPG

1950's silk green 2.JPG

 1950's proto vinyl black.JPG

1950's proto vinyl black.JPG

 Full leather prototype Zippo.  The production models have gold-leaf borders

Full leather prototype Zippo.  The production models have gold-leaf borders

 1955 proto slim leather wrap brown.JPG

1955 proto slim leather wrap brown.JPG

 1955 proto leather wrapped pink.JPG

1955 proto leather wrapped pink.JPG

 1994 proto pipe camouflage rev 2.JPG

1994 proto pipe camouflage rev 2.JPG