1938 Zippo with the name R.H. Thiele on the reverse. This is the earliest known Zippo with the classic Town & Country image of the dragonfly and floating lily pads

1938 Zippo with the name R.H. Thiele on the reverse. This is the earliest known Zippo with the classic Town & Country image of the dragonfly and floating lily pads

 1946-47 Town & Country Zippo with blue morning glories

1946-47 Town & Country Zippo with blue morning glories

 Rare 1946-47 Town & Country Zippo with a cute kitten

Rare 1946-47 Town & Country Zippo with a cute kitten

 Rare 1946-47 Town & Country Zippo with a bearded gnome

Rare 1946-47 Town & Country Zippo with a bearded gnome

 1946-49 Town & Country Zippo with the "Geese",  , one of the first of   eight   Town & Country production models

1946-49 Town & Country Zippo with the "Geese", , one of the first of eight Town & Country production models

 Rare 1946 Zippo with Town and Country Lily Pond on matte finish for "Toni".  The "Lily Pond" is one of the first of   eight   Town & Country production models

Rare 1946 Zippo with Town and Country Lily Pond on matte finish for "Toni". The "Lily Pond" is one of the first of eight Town & Country production models

 Rare 1946-49 Zippo with Town & Country engravings on both sides.  One side has the sloop with "Lawrence Ryan Limestone, N.Y." on one side and the mallard and "With Love, Winnie" on the other.   The "Sloop" and the "Mallard" designs are two of the first of   eight   Town & Country production models

Rare 1946-49 Zippo with Town & Country engravings on both sides.  One side has the sloop with "Lawrence Ryan Limestone, N.Y." on one side and the mallard and "With Love, Winnie" on the other.  The "Sloop" and the "Mallard" designs are two of the first of eight Town & Country production models

 1949-50 Town & Country mallard with "Compliments R.J. Minetti"

1949-50 Town & Country mallard with "Compliments R.J. Minetti"

 1949-51 Town & Country Zippo with the lily pond, the signature of "Marian Rapp" engraved on the reverse

1949-51 Town & Country Zippo with the lily pond, the signature of "Marian Rapp" engraved on the reverse

1946-47 high polish Town & Country Zippo with the intials "GDH", supposedly the Initials of Dale Hutton, the head of Zippo Mfg Co's engraving department

1946-47 Zippo with the  Sloop

 1946-49 Town & Country Zippo with a horse head.  The "Horse" is  one of the first of   eight   Town & Country production models

1946-49 Town & Country Zippo with a horse head.  The "Horse" is one of the first of eight Town & Country production models

 1946-49 high polish Zippol with Town & Country lily pond

1946-49 high polish Zippol with Town & Country lily pond

 1949-50 Town & Country "Setter"  which is one of the first of   eight   Town & Country production models

1949-50 Town & Country "Setter" which is one of the first of eight Town & Country production models

1948-50 Zippo with the Pheasant , one of the first of eight Town & Country production models

Rare 1948-49 Town & Country Zippo with a Buffalo Head

1949 Zippo with the  Geese

 1949-51 loss-proof Zippo with a Town & Country phasant on a chain

1949-51 loss-proof Zippo with a Town & Country phasant on a chain

 1949 Zippo with a Town & Country trout on one side, and an engraving of a bunch of cherries on the other.  The name "L George Bott" has been engraved on both sides of the lid.  The "Trout" is  one of the first of   eight   Town & Country production models

1949 Zippo with a Town & Country trout on one side, and an engraving of a bunch of cherries on the other.  The name "L George Bott" has been engraved on both sides of the lid.  The "Trout" is one of the first of eight Town & Country production models

 1949 Town & Country Zippo with Trout and the signature of "Paul V Madusc (?)" on the reverse

1949 Town & Country Zippo with Trout and the signature of "Paul V Madusc (?)" on the reverse

 1949-50 Zippo Town & Country Sloop,  "Barb & Bill Holly" engraved on the reverse

1949-50 Zippo Town & Country Sloop,  "Barb & Bill Holly" engraved on the reverse

 1949-50 Town & Country trout with "Ray C. Uhler" engraved on the reverse

1949-50 Town & Country trout with "Ray C. Uhler" engraved on the reverse

 1949-51 Zippo with Town & Country Setter.  The lighter has the original $8.50 price sticker

1949-51 Zippo with Town & Country Setter.  The lighter has the original $8.50 price sticker

 Rare early 1940s Town & Country Zippo with small flying geese

Rare early 1940s Town & Country Zippo with small flying geese

 1949-50 T&C trout Zippo

1949-50 T&C trout Zippo

 1949-51 T&C Zippo with Trout

1949-51 T&C Zippo with Trout

 1949-51 Zippo with Town & Country Setter

1949-51 Zippo with Town & Country Setter

1949-50 Zippo with the Trout

1951 Zippo with the Lilly Pond

1951 Zippo with the  Setter

 1950-51 Town & Country Zippo with blue morning glories

1950-51 Town & Country Zippo with blue morning glories

 1950-51 T&C Zippo with a cow's head, most likely the Chianina breed

1950-51 T&C Zippo with a cow's head, most likely the Chianina breed

 1951 Town & Country Zippo with the mallard

1951 Town & Country Zippo with the mallard

 1951 T&C Zippo  with Mallard for Duraduck Decoys

1951 T&C Zippo  with Mallard for Duraduck Decoys

 1953 Town & Country Zippo with engraving of a fish on the case,  Five rectangles in different colors engraved on the lid.  

1953 Town & Country Zippo with engraving of a fish on the case,  Five rectangles in different colors engraved on the lid.  

 1952 Town & Country Zippo with a map of the United States showing the route of Dwight Eisnhower's Presidential Campaign in which he won the election in a landslide against the Democratic contender Adlai Stevenson.  The reverse is engraved "Mary M Caffrey" who was Secretary to James Hagerty who  served as the White House Press Secretary from 1953 to 1961  and the wife of Tom Stephens, Eisenhower's Appointment Secretary

1952 Town & Country Zippo with a map of the United States showing the route of Dwight Eisnhower's Presidential Campaign in which he won the election in a landslide against the Democratic contender Adlai Stevenson.  The reverse is engraved "Mary M Caffrey" who was Secretary to James Hagerty who served as the White House Press Secretary from 1953 to 1961 and the wife of Tom Stephens, Eisenhower's Appointment Secretary

 1951 Town & Country Zippo with cow's head

1951 Town & Country Zippo with cow's head

 1953 T&C Zippo with a deer buck head with antlers

1953 T&C Zippo with a deer buck head with antlers

1954-55 Zippo with the Horse

1955 Town & Country Zippo with a Dachshund named Bonus?

1955 Town & Country Zippo with the initials "CMR" engraved

1955 Zippo with the  Mallard

 1956 Town & Country Zippo with aa yellow jacket bee and a honeycomb engraved on the lid

1956 Town & Country Zippo with aa yellow jacket bee and a honeycomb engraved on the lid

 1956 Town & Country Zippo depicting a log cabin and pine trees at Knob Lake

1956 Town & Country Zippo depicting a log cabin and pine trees at Knob Lake

 1956 T&C Zippo with The Pelican

1956 T&C Zippo with The Pelican

 1956 Town & Country Zippo with the image of a sturgeon

1956 Town & Country Zippo with the image of a sturgeon

 1956 T&C Zippo with a Lone Star beer can and bottle .The Lone Star Brewery, built in 1884, was the first large mechanized brewery in Texas and Lone Star beer was the company's main brand. It was marketed as "The National Beer of Texas."

1956 T&C Zippo with a Lone Star beer can and bottle .The Lone Star Brewery, built in 1884, was the first large mechanized brewery in Texas and Lone Star beer was the company's main brand. It was marketed as "The National Beer of Texas."

 1957 Town & Country Zippo with a hand-pained graphic of King Neptune with a mermaid.  This image was also engraved on the back of USS Navy Zippo lighters to celebrate Shellbacks, sailors who crossed the Equator for the first time

1957 Town & Country Zippo with a hand-pained graphic of King Neptune with a mermaid.  This image was also engraved on the back of USS Navy Zippo lighters to celebrate Shellbacks, sailors who crossed the Equator for the first time

 1955 Town & Country Zippo with a can of Royal Triton Oil

1955 Town & Country Zippo with a can of Royal Triton Oil

 1957 Town & Country Zippo for the Bell Aircraft Division of Bell Aircraft Corporation with the graphic of the logo and a jet heading skyward

1957 Town & Country Zippo for the Bell Aircraft Division of Bell Aircraft Corporation with the graphic of the logo and a jet heading skyward

 1958 Town & Country Zippowith Kodak logo and with "The Photo Sale Never Ends" engraved on the lid

1958 Town & Country Zippowith Kodak logo and with "The Photo Sale Never Ends" engraved on the lid

 1958 slim Town & Country Zippo with a sailfish

1958 slim Town & Country Zippo with a sailfish

 1956 Town & Country Zippo with the graphic of a sailfish.  The enamel on the head of the fish was damaged and has been repaired.  The reverse reads "The Sailfish Conservation Club" which at one time awarded Zippo lighters to anglers who tagged and released sailfish

1956 Town & Country Zippo with the graphic of a sailfish.  The enamel on the head of the fish was damaged and has been repaired.  The reverse reads "The Sailfish Conservation Club" which at one time awarded Zippo lighters to anglers who tagged and released sailfish

 1961 Town & Country Zippo with the logo for Operation Deep Freeze which was a series of exploratory missions to the Antarctica.  The reverse has a T&C graphic of a penguin

1961 Town & Country Zippo with the logo for Operation Deep Freeze which was a series of exploratory missions to the Antarctica.  The reverse has a T&C graphic of a penguin

 1959 Town & CountryZippo with a leaping deer and "Bill" engraved on the reverse.

1959 Town & CountryZippo with a leaping deer and "Bill" engraved on the reverse.

 1959 slim Town & Country Zippo depicting an egret in reeds

1959 slim Town & Country Zippo depicting an egret in reeds

 1959 Town & Country Zippo with a leaping deer

1959 Town & Country Zippo with a leaping deer

 1960 slim Town & Country Zippo with a black poodle

1960 slim Town & Country Zippo with a black poodle

1960 Town & Country Zippo with multi-colored morning glories

 1960-61 T&C Zippo with a graphic of a Beechcraft Bonanza for '56

1960-61 T&C Zippo with a graphic of a Beechcraft Bonanza for '56

1961 Town & Country Zippo advertising Notre Dame Des Lacs

 1956 T&C Zippo with the New York Central Early Bird. "Early Bird Fast Freight Service"

1956 T&C Zippo with the New York Central Early Bird. "Early Bird Fast Freight Service"

 1959-60 Town and Country Zippo for The Apache Co. of Fort Worth.  The graphic is that of Chief Wahoo, the somewhat controversial logo of the Cleveland Indians, the major league baseball team based in Cleveland Ohio

1959-60 Town and Country Zippo for The Apache Co. of Fort Worth.  The graphic is that of Chief Wahoo, the somewhat controversial logo of the Cleveland Indians, the major league baseball team based in Cleveland Ohio

 1960 slim T&C Zippo for Bower Roller Bearings.  Started in 1904, Bower is one of the largest manufacturers of precision roller bearings in North America

1960 slim T&C Zippo for Bower Roller Bearings.  Started in 1904, Bower is one of the largest manufacturers of precision roller bearings in North America

 1960 Town & Country Zippo with a leaping deer

1960 Town & Country Zippo with a leaping deer

 1961 T&C Zippo for Grumman Atlantic Aviation Corporation

1961 T&C Zippo for Grumman Atlantic Aviation Corporation

1961 Town & Country Zippo adverting Atlantic Refining Company

 1961 Town & Country Zippo with an Orchid.   T&C engravings on Zippos with matte finishes are unusual

1961 Town & Country Zippo with an Orchid.   T&C engravings on Zippos with matte finishes are unusual

 1961 slim Town & Country Zippo with a rooster chasing a hen and "Find'em Fuel'em Forget'em", a somewhat saucy play on words.  The same design can be found on USS Cacapon Zippo lighters

1961 slim Town & Country Zippo with a rooster chasing a hen and "Find'em Fuel'em Forget'em", a somewhat saucy play on words.  The same design can be found on USS Cacapon Zippo lighters

 1961 Town & Country Zippo with a graphic of a Hereford cow advertising Todiway Acres in Montgomery Alabama.

1961 Town & Country Zippo with a graphic of a Hereford cow advertising Todiway Acres in Montgomery Alabama.

 1962 slim Town & Country Zippo with a sleeping cat.  The image was used by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad as shown below

1962 slim Town & Country Zippo with a sleeping cat.  The image was used by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad as shown below

 1961 Town & Country Zippo with an engraved gardenia.  The reverse not shown has advertising for Grand Hotel in Point Clear Alabama

1961 Town & Country Zippo with an engraved gardenia.  The reverse not shown has advertising for Grand Hotel in Point Clear Alabama

1962 Town & Country Zippo advertising National Sugar in Sugar City Colorado

 1962 Town & Country Zippo with a graphic of the First Federal Savings building

1962 Town & Country Zippo with a graphic of the First Federal Savings building

1965 Town & Country Zippo with a Leaping Deer

 1962 Town & Country Zippo with a Collie on one side and advertising Southern Tier Kennel Club Inc. in Hornell, New York

1962 Town & Country Zippo with a Collie on one side and advertising Southern Tier Kennel Club Inc. in Hornell, New York

 1963 Town & Country Zippo with the head of a Hereford Cow.  The reverse reads "Beewood Hereford Farms Sarasota Florida"

1963 Town & Country Zippo with the head of a Hereford Cow.  The reverse reads "Beewood Hereford Farms Sarasota Florida"

 1960 Zippo with T&C advertising for Lyons

1960 Zippo with T&C advertising for Lyons

 1962 Town & Country Zippo for Angeletti Marble Company Inc. New York 59, N.Y. with a colorful marble tile

1962 Town & Country Zippo for Angeletti Marble Company Inc. New York 59, N.Y. with a colorful marble tile

 1963 Town & Country Zippowith the sleeping cat "Chessie" which was the mascot for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway that used the slogan "Sleep Like a Kitten"

1963 Town & Country Zippowith the sleeping cat "Chessie" which was the mascot for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway that used the slogan "Sleep Like a Kitten"

 1964 slim Town & Country Zippo with the image of a jar of Golden Eagle Table Syrup

1964 slim Town & Country Zippo with the image of a jar of Golden Eagle Table Syrup

 1964 T&C slim Zippo for Master Builders, a producer of concrete related products owned by BASF, a European chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world.

1964 T&C slim Zippo for Master Builders, a producer of concrete related products owned by BASF, a European chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world.

 1963 T&C Zippo with the Birmingham Federal Savings and Loan Association

1963 T&C Zippo with the Birmingham Federal Savings and Loan Association

 1964 Town & Country pheasant

1964 Town & Country pheasant

 1965 Town & Country Zippo with a leaping deer

1965 Town & Country Zippo with a leaping deer

 1965 T&C Zippo depicting the US Coast Guard Cutter Bark Eagle, actually known as the "Barque" Eagle, is a 295-foot (90 m) barque used as a training cutter for future officers of the United States Coast Guard. She is the only active commissioned sailing vessel in U.S. military service

1965 T&C Zippo depicting the US Coast Guard Cutter Bark Eagle, actually known as the "Barque" Eagle, is a 295-foot (90 m) barque used as a training cutter for future officers of the United States Coast Guard. She is the only active commissioned sailing vessel in U.S. military service

 1965 T&C Zippo with Grumman logo

1965 T&C Zippo with Grumman logo

 1966 slim T&C Zippo with the image of a Santa Gertrudis Bull.  It is advertising Tannehill Cattle Co. based in Monterrey California

1966 slim T&C Zippo with the image of a Santa Gertrudis Bull.  It is advertising Tannehill Cattle Co. based in Monterrey California

1966 Town & Country Zippo with a Mackerel

 1966 transitional Town & Country Zippo with a leaping deer

1966 transitional Town & Country Zippo with a leaping deer

 1966 transitional Town & Country Zippo with a trout

1966 transitional Town & Country Zippo with a trout

 1968 transitional Town & Country Zippo with a graphic of the Joplin Globe News & Herald building

1968 transitional Town & Country Zippo with a graphic of the Joplin Globe News & Herald building

 1968 transitional test sample Zippo with a trout and the reverse engraved with advertising for Toolcraft Products Inc. in Dayton Ohio

1968 transitional test sample Zippo with a trout and the reverse engraved with advertising for Toolcraft Products Inc. in Dayton Ohio

 Very rare 1968 transitional Town & Country prototype Zippo with the Signs of the Zodiac

Very rare 1968 transitional Town & Country prototype Zippo with the Signs of the Zodiac

 1969 transitional Town & Country moon lander Zippo commemorating the first time man walked on the moon.  Has rare Neil Armstrong quote engraved on the lid.  The Moon Lander Zippo is considered one of the last Town & Country Zippo produced

1969 transitional Town & Country moon lander Zippo commemorating the first time man walked on the moon.  Has rare Neil Armstrong quote engraved on the lid.  The Moon Lander Zippo is considered one of the last Town & Country Zippo produced

 This is a rare 1969 T&C Zippo with the image of George Blaisdell, the founder of Zippo Manufacturing Co.  

This is a rare 1969 T&C Zippo with the image of George Blaisdell, the founder of Zippo Manufacturing Co.  

 1969 slim Zippo with the classic lily pond design rarely seen on a slim Zippo

1969 slim Zippo with the classic lily pond design rarely seen on a slim Zippo

 1968 slim T&C process Zippo for  Jefferson Foundry Co, Birmingham Alabama

1968 slim T&C process Zippo for  Jefferson Foundry Co, Birmingham Alabama

 1970 T&C slim Zippo for Casino D'Istanbul

1970 T&C slim Zippo for Casino D'Istanbul

 2000 Zippo which is one in a series which are engraved with images of classic Zippos.,  The one show here replicates a T&C wood grain box and the lily pond image

2000 Zippo which is one in a series which are engraved with images of classic Zippos.,  The one show here replicates a T&C wood grain box and the lily pond image