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

 1941 steel case Zippo patent on lid error 2.JPG

1941 steel case Zippo patent on lid error 2.JPG

 1956 proto slim 10k GF wheel guard 2.JPG

1956 proto slim 10k GF wheel guard 2.JPG

 1957 slim proto 10k gold filled one-sided.JPG

1957 slim proto 10k gold filled one-sided.JPG

 1960 proto dark red swirl design.JPG

1960 proto dark red swirl design.JPG

1960 slim proto black swirl design.JPG
 1960's proto 10k GF two-sided engine turned 2.JPG

1960's proto 10k GF two-sided engine turned 2.JPG

 1962 prototype hinge brass .JPG

1962 prototype hinge brass .JPG

 1966 proto VFW pipe tamper. 2.JPG

1966 proto VFW pipe tamper. 2.JPG

 1968 proto 2 sided vertical diamonds 2.JPG

1968 proto 2 sided vertical diamonds 2.JPG

 1975 proto black brown vinyl one-sided.JPG

1975 proto black brown vinyl one-sided.JPG

 1976 proto brass Venetian design 2.JPG

1976 proto brass Venetian design 2.JPG

 1977 proto brass checkered vertical center .JPG

1977 proto brass checkered vertical center .JPG

 1977 proto brass horizontal pattern.JPG

1977 proto brass horizontal pattern.JPG

 1977 proto brass HP vertical design two-sided.JPG

1977 proto brass HP vertical design two-sided.JPG

1977 proto brass HP vertical diagonal design two-sided.JPG
 1977 proto brass squares lines black one-sided.JPG

1977 proto brass squares lines black one-sided.JPG

 1977 proto kaleidoscope desgn brass one-sided.JPG

1977 proto kaleidoscope desgn brass one-sided.JPG

 1977 proto brass checkered vertical center .JPG

1977 proto brass checkered vertical center .JPG

 1977 slim proto one side initial plate GP.JPG

1977 slim proto one side initial plate GP.JPG

 1979 proto chome HP diagonal one-sided.JPG

1979 proto chome HP diagonal one-sided.JPG

 1979 Proto design one side init panel.JPG

1979 Proto design one side init panel.JPG

 1980 proto brass HP mesh design two-sided.JPG

1980 proto brass HP mesh design two-sided.JPG

 1983 proto pipe lighter stand 2.JPG

1983 proto pipe lighter stand 2.JPG

 1988 proto black mesh one-sided.JPG

1988 proto black mesh one-sided.JPG

 1988 proto brass oriental carpet pattern one-sided MJH.JPG

1988 proto brass oriental carpet pattern one-sided MJH.JPG

 1988 proto brass oriental carpet pattern one-sided.JPG

1988 proto brass oriental carpet pattern one-sided.JPG

 1988 proto HP brass one-sided escher pattern.JPG

1988 proto HP brass one-sided escher pattern.JPG

 1990 proto brass HP diagonal MAA.JPG

1990 proto brass HP diagonal MAA.JPG