This Guide is to inform the Camel Zippo Lighter Collector about the
FIRST and LAST
Joe Camel Zippo Lighter that will ever be made.
...This is do to the Tobacco Settlement that was made with the Federal Government ...
The following photo shows the FIRST and LAST Camel Zippo Lighters
that will ever be made that were photographed in there plastic bags.
The Brushed Brass finished Zippo lighter on the left is the First Camel Zippo ever made and is from 1988. There NEVER was any RED warning sticker on the lighter since none were required or used in 1988. The BOTTOM of this lighter has the following information embossed into the case on two ( 2 ) lines:
1932 Zippo 1988
This Lighter was issued in the PLASTIC HINGE Type Stand Up Case and has at the bottom
" WORKS...OR WE FIX IT FREE "
1988 Camel 75th. Birthday , Brushed Brass Lighter is CZ # 3 / Z 9
The Sterling Silver Zippo lighter on the right is the Last Joe Camel Zippo lighter that will ever be made and is from 1997. The BOTTOM of this lighter has the following information embossed into the case on three ( 3 ) lines:
MADE IN U.S.A.
This lighter was issued in a Laser Engraved Walnut , Burgandy colored Felt Lined Presentation Case that measures aprox. 5 1/4" wide x 3 3/4" x 1 3/4 " high
( 133mm x 92mm x 44mm )
( photo was taken with the lighter in a plastic hinged type display case and in a plastic bag )
1997 Smooth Character , Sterling Silver Lighter is CZ # 315 / Z 258
Each Lighter has engraved a Serial Numbered , in the lower right hand corner of the front face. The lighter shown in the photo is engraved 34/100
This lighter did come with a RED warning sticker that most people quickly removed to prevent lighter body from being damaged from the acid in the warning sticker.
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notes : The numbers CZ # are from The Camel Guides as published by Len Shorter
The Z numbers are from " The Lighter Side of Camel " Book
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