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well i'm new and i think it's gonna be... #203316
Tue Sep 14 2010 09:26 PM
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I believe I'm gonna collect 5 gal oil cans to start and see where it goes from there till i can afford a porcelain sign( I want that havoline wax free i sold on ebay back real bad now) but oh well. so if you got any 5 gal oil cans for sale I might be interested. remember i just started so i cant really afford the best but i'd definately be glad to see the best you have(that way i can keep my eyes open while im pickin) thanks yall and have a good one. oh heres two cans i found picken today.

citgo 5 gal gear oil.jpgford 5 gal.jpg
Re: well i'm new and i think it's gonna be... [Re: AllenBrown82] #203346
Wed Sep 15 2010 06:59 AM
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Be sure to buy as nice of cans as you can find so that they hold their nvalue. I have some really nice ones in several different brands and I'll try to get you some photos later today. Good luck!---KEVIN


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Re: well i'm new and i think it's gonna be... [Re: K W FRITH] #203350
Wed Sep 15 2010 07:22 AM
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Yeah I got 5 different citgo cans at this guys house, they were oil, hydraulic fluid, gear oil and one other one, they weren't very good shape but at 3 bucks ea I couldn't pass em up

Re: well i'm new and i think it's gonna be... [Re: AllenBrown82] #203467
Wed Sep 15 2010 06:46 PM
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Look for Cans with Good Graphics and in good condition.

Here is a Cool One on Ebay now...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Lge-5-GAL-REDOCO-MOT...=item20b39d1898


***Wanted*** Always looking for Oilzum, Kunz, and Husky Cans, Signs and Smalls.
Re: well i'm new and i think it's gonna be... [Re: Esse's Garage] #203472
Wed Sep 15 2010 07:04 PM
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Copy the eBay number (or title keywords) and paste either into the eBay search box at the bottom of this page. The eBay search advertising fees are what pay most of the bills to keep this site operational. Thanks for the support!

REDOCO MOTOR OIL RED HEAD GASOLINE CAN

140452370584


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Re: well i'm new and i think it's gonna be... [Re: Oldgas] #203619
Thu Sep 16 2010 09:50 PM
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would this can be considered good graphics, or just plain because it only says the name, or does good graphics mean whatever you happen to think looks good? I want to know the concensus of what everyone says is good graphics.

Re: well i'm new and i think it's gonna be... [Re: AllenBrown82] #203621
Thu Sep 16 2010 09:58 PM
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Click on link below to see a lot of cans w/ Good graphics.
http://yfrog.com/5mallcansmasterthumbnailcj

Re: well i'm new and i think it's gonna be... [Re: Dick Bennett] #203623
Thu Sep 16 2010 10:05 PM
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what does fantasy cans mean

Re: well i'm new and i think it's gonna be... [Re: AllenBrown82] #203624
Thu Sep 16 2010 10:08 PM
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does full or empty, or lidded and un-lidded have a bearing on a cans value?

Re: well i'm new and i think it's gonna be... [Re: AllenBrown82] #203625
Thu Sep 16 2010 10:12 PM
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Fantasy Cans = Never existed, I created.
Copies are of Real original cans.

Re: well i'm new and i think it's gonna be... [Re: Dick Bennett] #203662
Fri Sep 17 2010 06:30 AM
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Full or empty is personal preference. We drain all of our cans so we don't run the risk of having them leak all over. IMO it doesn't affect the value. I don't really think lidded or not lidded has a bearing on value, either. DB can re-lid them if they don't have lids, so that may lower the value by $20 or so. Kinda depends what the can is worth in the first place, to me.

Re: well i'm new and i think it's gonna be... [Re: Tara Worsham] #203674
Fri Sep 17 2010 07:10 AM
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I think she just took a shot at DB.....Ouch...LOL


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Re: well i'm new and i think it's gonna be... [Re: Alex] #203677
Fri Sep 17 2010 07:17 AM
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By nice graphics, they mean to look for cans with pictures of different objects on them--cars,trains, people,winged horse, buffalo etc. Also look for cans with vibrant color combinations. In short, look for something that will grab everyones attention and hold it! Don't waste your time on those plain lettered rusty things as they'll never be worth anything and noone will ever really desire to spend time looking at them.
The link that Jason supplied to the ebay can is a very good example of a graphic can with vibrant colors that would hold a persons attention and hold it!!


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Re: well i'm new and i think it's gonna be... [Re: K W FRITH] #203686
Fri Sep 17 2010 08:37 AM
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Yeah it sounds like she took a shot at DB but I don't think she meant it the way it sounds. Send your can to Dick and have it lidded and it is worth 20 bucks less than before it was relidded. LOL


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Re: well i'm new and i think it's gonna be... [Re: keithia] #203697
Fri Sep 17 2010 10:17 AM
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I forsee more pie in DB's future.. wink

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