I see a lot of Falcon Motor Oil cans everywhere I go. I've seen the can sell for around $20-$25 on eBay. Everyone I've seen for sale is "unopened with no contents". This throws up a huge red flag to me. Is this a real company? Is it a fantasy can or what?
the falcon cans are real falcon was an oklahoma company or sum of them are from the late 40s but to me if you see them unopened with no contents I would think they are reproduction I could be wrong but i wouldnt buy one thats just me and im new to this
I agree. It does seem like a repop. The thing is...I've never seen one that has been drained or one that is full. We all know how eBay is. You would think there would be at least one on there. Thanks for the post.
Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Back around 1990 someone found a warehouse full (well no not that many) but a lot. They were all display cans. Around that time every table at CTO or Iowa Gas had at least six of them for sale. Based on this, I would say thay are original, who would reproduce something that there was a ton of already out there?
Not enough old guys still around who remember things like this.
Edited by Jack Sim (Sat Jun 09 201212:42 AM)
Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
They're a great can to add to your collection - cheap, nice graphics and usually in great shape. You'll see a lot with no top lid and plenty that have been relidded. I've seen one company even offering the cans with candles in them for $50 - now that's a rip-off!
Looking for Tulsa Oil Globes, any Tulsa-based cans, Troco anything, Bosch signs and clocks, original VW dealership stuff and original white capcos!
I live 30 miles from Hollis, OK. I've been to the old plant. The canning machine was still there when I went. There was one place that had hundreds of cases of empty cans. There were in a basement like building. The roof was nearly gone and the cans were rusted up really bad. It was a mess. One old picker that I knew had 800 cases of mint ones, at one time.
I just bought a small stash of them from a guy in Enid, OK yesterday. He said they came from an older gentleman that had them stored in the back of his garage. I have read that they are from the late 40's, someone said 1949. Obviously, I am keeping some for myself, but I am willing to part with 4 of them. They are the never filled, never had a lid on them, great paint with no dents. What do you think I should ask for a price? Should I use fleaBay? THANKS
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