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Bookmark and Share is a site for Zippo lovers. Enjoy a collection of historic and artistic images engraved on the canvasses of the ingenious American Zippo lighter.
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Attitudes in the 21st Century towards cigarette smoking have changed, and so has the Zippo lighter's role and function in our society.  A tour through Zippo Gallery images of very rare as well as common lighters will illustrate how  engraved Zippos were used as gifts and keepsakes, personalized not only by presidents, astronauts, movie stars and the military, but also by churches, schools, scout clubs, hospitals, and even baby food companies.  Whatever happens to smoking in this century, vintage Zippo lighters have become a part of our heritage. We can think of them like small canvases upon which marks of our history, culture and art since 1932 have been left. The Zippo lighter's simplicity, functionality, reliability, durability, its life time guarantee, its unique sounds it makes when flicking open and shut, and its perfect fit in the palm of ones hand and the story it tells makes it a highly treasured icon of American ingenuity and enterprise.

Unique 1952-53 Sterling Silver Zippo with an artistic
interpretation of Roy Rogers,
"King of the Cowboys" and
Trigger. He was America's
leading Western movie star,
the ultimate "good guy",
from 1942-1954.


Please click on the image for wall display from the early 1950's on how the Zippo was made.