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Re: WW II Oil Jars [Re: DWSheffer] #613645
Sun May 17 2015 03:59 PM
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So how do they measure up on rarity (ie because they are so breakable) and did it also make pre WWII metal cans rare because of all the metal drives?

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Re: WW II Oil Jars [Re: Nicole] #613662
Sun May 17 2015 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: Nicole
So how do they measure up on rarity (ie because they are so breakable) and did it also make pre WWII metal cans rare because of all the metal drives?


Oil jars are not uncommon, some companies may be though. The hard part is finding one with the label on it. Most of the time after use they were repurposed into something else. Rarity depends on who wants it, how many made, etc.

Me being a Mobiloil collector think the paper WWII versions are much tougher to find. I have had numerous Mobiloil jars and only one paper WWII version.

I am sure this varies based on manufacturer as well.

As for Pre WWII cans being more scarce, i can see that they may have used the old scrap to make new metal things. So yes i believe that plays a huge role in not being able to find some old cans.

Dan

Here is a pic of a paper one like i was talking about.


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Re: WW II Oil Jars [Re: mcguffeyd1] #613666
Sun May 17 2015 05:58 PM
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Nice Lubrite Darin. One that is on my want list for sure just going to take some time. Thanks for sharing the photo.

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