Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay!

Posted by: canadianoilguy

Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! - Tue Aug 29 2017 03:56 PM

Here is some information for collectors buying the Canadian Imperial Quarts. A number of them are being listed on ebay without mention of the re-rolled or re-wrapped (cans that were flat made back into cans). The ads simply say "check all pictures before bidding plz", but it is quite difficult to see in photos. The reconstruction of the cans is done well and then the lids are even purposefully rusted to look old, assisting with making it look more authentic. A good example is ebay item number 263157126739 sold by user trappindnrs. The same user has the following cans which could come up for sale:

Enarco Quart (Yellow with Slate Boy...11 have been sold already and at least 15 more to be sold).
Red Indian Quarts
Green Buffalo (Prairie Cities Quart)
Penn Chief
Paralene (possibly)
White Rose Quarts
North Star Quarts
William Penn Quarts
Royalite Quarts

If you want to buy a rewrapped or rerolled can that is fine, just thought you might want to know in advance in case this changes the value of the can in your opinion. It does change the value in my opinion, but just my opinion (not looking for a debate, this is just a friendly informative message for other collectors)
Posted by: muntzman

Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! - Wed Aug 30 2017 12:53 AM

Thanks for the heads up.
Posted by: 63Vette

Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! - Wed Aug 30 2017 05:02 AM

I contacted him and he said he would say only that they are relidded. They are a flat built into a can not a relid. He still wont come clean. Thank You
Posted by: texacojoe

Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! - Wed Aug 30 2017 09:32 AM

Great info Chris, thanks for sharing.
Posted by: canadianoilguy

Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! - Mon Dec 25 2017 01:18 PM

EBay seller trappindnrs is at it again....

Ebay item 263402851076 looks like it's had some undisclosed restoration work, made to look old. "Look carefully" lol
Posted by: canadianoilguy

Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! - Tue Jan 09 2018 11:59 AM

tons of re-wraps on eBay lately. here is another from a different seller

ebay item 282802520679
Posted by: texacojoe

Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! - Wed Jan 10 2018 11:04 AM

Have noticed the same thing and most are not disclosed as such. The one noted above (282802520679) mentions a relid but not that it has been re-rolled also states its in 9.9 condition, too funny. Collectors should be aware that the re-rolled/re-lidded tins do not have the same value as an original tin. Should also note there are some very talented individuals out there that do an amazing job re-rolling and re-lidding quarts thus saving these items for the future. The problem is the resellers that do not disclose when this work has been done.