Collectible Of The Year
In 1992 Zippo started a series of lighters that became known as the Collectible Of The Year. This can be quite confusing as 1992 marked the 60th Anniversary of Zippo and the first COTY was a single lighter to celebrate this fact. In the same year Zippo also produced a set of 6 lighters in a matching tin to the 60th anniversary lighter. In 1995 Zippo introduced the Mysteries of the Forest which was a set of four lighters, but added a companion piece of a single lighter, so which falls into the COTY category, and which falls outside?
In 1996 The Pin Up Girls came out with a single lighter along with a four lighter set companion piece.
The final anomaly is the 1999, Our Century. This is technically not a COTY, but as the tin and sleeve match the 1999 One World, I have included it here.
In 2005 Zippo issued a limited edition "10th Anniversary of the Mysteries Of The Forest" This was a design that was not used in the original series and again that lighter is included on this page for completeness.
On this page I will show both the COTY and any associated lighters where applicable.
Collectible of the Year:
1992 - Zippo's 60th Anniversary - Single lighter (Set of 6 "Companion Pieces" issued)
1993 - Windy
1994 - D-Day - Single lighter (4 lighter Companion Set)
1995 - Mysteries of the Forest - 4 Lighter set (Single lighter Companion Piece)
1996 - Zippo Salutes Pinup Girls - Single lighter (4 lighter Companion Set)
1997 - Zippo's 65th Anniversary
1998 - Zippo Car
1999 - One World - One Future (Our Century Companion Piece)
2000 - Keeper of the Flame
2001 - Hollywood's Leading Light
2002 - Zippo's 70th Anniversary
2005 - Mysteries of the Forest 10th Anniversary