Zippo : The Great American Lighter by David Poore (1997, Hardcover)
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About this product
- AuthorDavid Poore
- Number Of Pages196 pages
- SeriesA Schiffer Book for Collectors Ser.
- Publication Date1997-05-01
- PublisherSchiffer Publishing, Limited
- Weight52 Oz
- Width8.5 In.
- Length11 In.
- LC Classification NumberTS2280.P66 1997
- Dewey Decimal688/.4
- Dewey Edition21
Most relevant reviews
- 240lou59Jan 05, 2012by
Good reference book for collectors.
Very good referance book for Zippo collectors. The numbering system takes a little getting used to. The date ID section could also use some tweaking and an updated edition really should be put out. Prices from the mid/late '90s seem to be pretty close, but with this economy, everythin is out of whack. Good book, I reccomend it.
- oldflames1Feb 17, 2008by
A COLLECTORS GUIDE TO ALL THINGS ZIPPO pre 1997
My first purchase of ZIPPO THE GREAT AMERICAN LIGHTER by David Poore was because a close friend recommended it to me. He knew of my interest in the Zippo corp. and its' products and said there wasn't a more comprehensive tomb available. Since then I have read many other books about Zippo and though all have their strengths this particular book is easily in a class by itself.
After reading this book (I consider it to be more of a reference manual on americana) one begins to understand that Zippo has been in the unique position to document the realities in our daily life since its inception in 1932-33. It has done this via fantastic graphics or words shown on the 4 panels of its lighter that take us on a visual trip through epic wars, unsurpassed business growth, and increased leisure activities. This manuel documents better than any other book I've read the genious of Zippo and its founder, George Blaisdell.
David Poore also does an outstanding job of walking the reader through the process of dating their Zippo lighter and showing the various model changes that Zippo has introduced over the years. While Poore does project his thoughts on the dollar value of the lighters he writes about, the Zippo has become more of a commodity and it seems the market is determining the price of each of these snapshots of history. There are also times when Poore refers the reader to look at an illustration in his book and the picture isn't availabe. This can be a bit disconcerting but is a minor flaw when one looks at the entire scope of the manuel.
My diatribe is over. Initially i was asked to share my opinion on this book and simply stated it is: a friend asked me to find him the best book I knew of to educate him on the Zippo lighter and I purchased this one.
Regards, Jim P.Read full review
- abo.163Mar 06, 2009by
This book is very instructiveis for us .In addition,I just had a zippo lighter which have the theme about this book and now I collect them together.
Hope this book to update the content.