Dating Your Lighter

As with most collectibles, the date of manufacture of a lighter often affects its value. Valuable information on the bottom of every windproof lighter can help you determine its date of manufacture. Starting in the mid 50’s, a date code was stamped on the bottom of every lighter made. The original purpose was for unique control. The date code has since become an invaluable tool for collectors. Most lighters fabricated between 1933 và 1957 can be identified by style & Mã Sản Phẩm and the patent or patent-pending marks.

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The appearance of the word "" in the bottom stamp provides another clue lớn dating. There have been three major changes, as show below. From 1933 khổng lồ the mid 50s, the word was stamped in bloông chồng letters. The script logo was developed in the late 40s and was phased-in on the lighter bottom stamp around 1955. In the late 70s the biệu tượng công ty was redesigned. It was incorporated into lớn the bottom stamp in 1980.

The Historic Logo


Date Codes

What began as a quality-control tool for founder George G. Blaisdell has become a collector’s dream. To identify a potential pattern in any run of lighters returned for repair, the bottom of every lighter was encoded with a series of markings. Since the 1950s, those markings provide a way to lớn accurately date most lighters.

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Current Date Code System

The current date code system uses a letter và two-digit number to identify the month và year of manufacture.

Letters A thru L represent the month (A for January, B for February, etc.)The two digits correspond to lớn the year it was made – 14 for 2014 Regular Lighter Identification Codes



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