So a few years ago while working as a product manager in the giftware industry, I had the opportunity to work with the Jack Daniels Distillery. My job was to work with artists, sculptors, mold makers and licensing companies to design and produce the actual product. I made tons of cool JD stuff - shot glasses, flasks, sculptures, etc. I also made a Zippo Lighter. After working with Zippo, I was hooked and I started collecting them.
I bought most of my Zippos on Ebay and I have over 200 of them now. The categories that I collect most are:
- Movie/TV related
- Music Related
- Anything with a great graphic
- Outsider Art
If you collect anything, check out Craigs Helper. It's a great site where you can plug in the item you're collecting, then quickly search multiple States. I'll search "Zippo Lot" every few weeks just to see if anyone is selling an entire collection. That's when I move in for the kill. I bought a lot of 60 Zippos a few years ago for $110. I estimated that I could have resold them on Ebay for$800- $1000.. Ohhhh Yeahhh.
What do you guys collect? And I hope it's not beanie babies because they ain't worth shit.