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Indian Motocycle Oil Can
#757346 Sun Nov 22 2020 11:26 AM
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Hope everyone is well during these crazy times!
I picked this can up recently at a local auction. Was curious if anyone has an idea on what it may be worth? It appears original to me, but I am far from a can expert. It certainly shows the correct signs of age with extreme rust accumulation on bottom. It is 7-3/4" tall x 5" wide. A little on-line research indicates the word "motocycle" dates this can as pre 1929. Appreciate any input on this piece.

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Clayton

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Re: Indian Motocycle Oil Can
Iceman #757348 Sun Nov 22 2020 01:46 PM
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I know my first thoughts are it's a modern copied/printed label of some sort glued on an old can. I certainly would've avoided it from what I see in the photos. What size measurement does it say above the Indian, ONE what?
I too will be interested to see what the group says!
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IMO, Fake, several red flags. label is too small, no border on the bottom, peeling, why no other labels on sides, or remnants of them?

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Should be easy to find a comparison, 1 that style sold in the past year


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collectable value is 0.00


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Re: Indian Motocycle Oil Can
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I think it says ONE U.S. QUART at top. I am tending to agree that its not authentic. I put it under a magnifier and I can see that the label has cut marks around it. What is baffling however, is that even under a magnifier the label appears to be very old.

Thanks for feedback. I was about to put this on eBay. Guess I will set it up on a shelf as a reminder that you have to pay "stupid tax" when you don't take time to fully vet a piece.

Clayton

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I was just curious as I wondered with the damage over that area if it was intentionally done as the artwork is taken from a one gallon can.....that would have been the most obvious tip it was fake.
These days it's easier than ever to pay stupid tax, but I guess we've all done it at some point in our collecting careers, at least most of us have.
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So bogus.


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