This is the first and only book published to document the rich history of the Bradford based company.  Written by Michael Grimaldi, author of “And You Thought Zippo Only Made Lighters,” this 112-page book tells the story of how Philip M. Rose came to found the company in 1957 and follows its progress over the years to become the thriving family business it is today. The detailed text is accompanied by 300 photographs taken by Steve Mahon of J & K Photography in Bradford, PA. These amazing images include many rare and one-of-a-kind pieces from the family’s archives along with the latest Roseart offerings. “We’re very excited about this limited edition book, which we’ve been working on for the past three years. The idea to write it came after lots of questions from collectors worldwide regarding our history.  Many of the items in our archives are seldom seen in the marketplace and we wanted to share these and educate our collector’s on where we’ve come from.” said Kelly Rose Platko, granddaughter of the founder.       

Only 150 copies have been published, of which the first 50 have been reserved for a special edition set. The Special Edition includes a bookplate on the inside cover signed by the author, photographer, and Roseart co-owner and Chairman-of-the-Board, Ralph Rose.

These books are numbered and paired up with corresponding numbered, Zippo lighters featuring both the books front and back cover designs pad-printed on two sides.

The book signing at Roseart, 119 Main St.
by Mike Grimaldi on December 13, 2009.