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#739989 Mon Dec 02 2019 07:54 PM
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Hi Curious about variations of this can, some seem to have different lettering, this seems less common.

Also is there a good reference book for quart cans?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Golden shell
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Older style Pecten.


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Ok thanks, I’m sorry I’m still learning but what’s pecten? Is there some good literature on quart cans by chance? Showing variations and such?

Thanks again
Josh

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josh g hadley #739997 Tue Dec 03 2019 12:07 AM
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Pecten is the Shell logo--some call it a Clam Shell-I am not up to speed on literature,i am sure others are on this site.


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There is nothing to research Canadian oil cans Josh.
It’s the old hands on learning method. Watch eBay sales
and auctions, go to swap meets etc.


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josh g hadley #740000 Tue Dec 03 2019 12:51 AM
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Thanks guys 👌

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josh g hadley #740007 Tue Dec 03 2019 10:17 AM
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Hi Josh, Golden Shell and Silver Shell were Shell Oil Co. of Canada first sealed imperial quarts from the early 1930s. As far as I aware of there is only one version of this particular can with this image though they did use the brand name Golden Shell for quite a few years on later quarts. There is a recent collectors book, out of Quebec I believe, that has a large listing and pictures of Canadian imperial quarts. Personally however its downside is that there are a number of images of just the French side of the can which is not that informative to me as a unilingual collector. Cheers, Don.

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Aaron Hop (and others) are currently writing a comprehensive book on cans. I am not sure when it will be published and I’m not sure if it will include Canadian cans. But something to look forward to in the near future.


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josh g hadley #740048 Tue Dec 03 2019 07:40 PM
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Great info thanks Don, and I will be keeping eye out for book. Thanks Speedracer.

Josh

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As mentioned above about Aaron Hop writhing a new book on cans, you can follow his effort by subscribing to "Check the Oil" magazine.

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