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Oil can Era ? #731612
Wed Jun 26 2019 01:02 PM
Wed Jun 26 2019 01:02 PM
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cleveland OH
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is there a collectors guide to show how to determine the era for oil cans?
Im trying to stay with mid 40's to mid 50's oil cans

sorry new guy on the block
ask me about a car and thats a different story>

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Re: Oil can Era ? [Re: causin trouble] #731675
Thu Jun 27 2019 06:47 PM
Thu Jun 27 2019 06:47 PM
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Michigan
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Here’s one that I use . Outdated but you can figure out the increase in values by using auctions and eBay sold prices .

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Re: Oil can Era ? [Re: buzzy56] #731678
Thu Jun 27 2019 08:04 PM
Thu Jun 27 2019 08:04 PM
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So. Ca.
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.. ... cool

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Re: Oil can Era ? [Re: causin trouble] #731679
Thu Jun 27 2019 08:18 PM
Thu Jun 27 2019 08:18 PM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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I recommend going to a petroliana swap meet listed on the "Events" page that is linked at the top of this page. Find a vendor with a bunch of old motor oil cans and ask him to show you the fine points of dating cans by the way seams are made. Most vendors are also collectors themselves. Be courteous and respectful of their time and you may get a friendly education. Especially if you are also a customer. wink

Lots of helpful info is in past years of posts on this forum, found by using the Google Custom internal search form at the top of this page or an Oldgas forum specific search by clicking "Search" on the menu near the top.
Find threads such as this:
https://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=490517


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Re: Oil can Era ? [Re: advertologist] #731680
Thu Jun 27 2019 08:21 PM
Thu Jun 27 2019 08:21 PM
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Michigan
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Thank you iPad turns them upside down when they post . Last time I edited them 360 deg. and they posted correctly . This time it did not work. 👍


Wanted TEXACO related items & SUNOCO related items .Signs -Globes et'c. Oil Cans - Grease cans .
Re: Oil can Era ? [Re: causin trouble] #731728
Sat Jun 29 2019 12:16 PM
Sat Jun 29 2019 12:16 PM
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cleveland OH
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Thanks Guys for the advice , I appreciate the collectors stories and coaching !!


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