How Can I Find Out How Much The Zippo Lighters I Have, Are Worth?


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Nathaniel Hobby Profile
Nathaniel Hobby answered
This, of course, is dependent on how old they are.  Current Zippo lighters retail at about $12.95 or £7.90 in British sterling, but can go up to $12,675.95 or £7,699.20 for the 18k solid gold versions of the lighter. However, in 2001, a 1933 model was purchased for $18,000 (£10,932.94) at a swap meet in Tokyo, and in 2002 the company bought one valued at $12,000 (£7,288.63) for its own collection. Also, during 2007, which saw the Zippo lighters 75th anniversary, Zippo sold a near mint condition 1933 model for a staggering $37,000 or £22,473.28. Yet, many collectors believe that a collectable is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay, so to find out how much your Zippo lighter is worth check out collector’s forum or similarly ebay.

The Zippo company was founded in 1933 and is famed for its innovative an unique designs. From military designs, to the famous Jack Daniel’s version, to, of course, the solid gold model, Zippo, it seems has been a head of the game in style, providing not only a function but an eye-catching accessory. Generally, the older and more intricate the design, the more the lighter is believed to be valued.

Additionally, all Zippo lighters carry a limited lifetime guarantee, promoted using the trademarked phrase "It works or we fix it for free." The corporate web site boasts: "In almost 75 years, no one has ever spent a cent on the mechanical repair of a Zippo lighter regardless of the lighter’s age or condition." So obviously it is quality that can be trusted!
Kyoko Katayama Profile
Kyoko Katayama answered
Go to and look up Zippo lighters first, then find the exact model you have and see what a few of those have brought at auction.  An object is worth only what people are willing to pay for it.
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Anonymous answered
Are zippo lighters worth anything
sonya dean Profile
sonya dean answered
If they are old and kind of antique, they will be worth something. Go on to a website that has something to do about Zippo lighters, and it should tell you anything that you want to know about them.
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Anonymous answered
How much is my Zippo lighter? It has the word biker on the front, it has a picture on the front but I don't know what it is.On the left side it sais live to ride, on the right side it sais ride to live.

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