Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal?

Posted by: Sonofmoore

Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Fri Jun 08 2012 11:59 PM

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?
Posted by: mavericks8371

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Jun 09 2012 12:16 AM

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
Posted by: Sonofmoore

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Jun 09 2012 12:28 AM

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.
Posted by: oilman514

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Jun 09 2012 12:33 AM

I've had one that was drained with some oil still inside. From what i recall someone found a ton of these cans unopened.
Posted by: Jack Sim

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Jun 09 2012 12:41 AM

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.

Jack Sim
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Jun 09 2012 12:55 AM

All FALCON & SWIFT cans are REAL.
OSCAR BRYANT, HOLLIS, OKLAHOMA
Thousands of Cans were ordered, stored in a warehouse & company sold before cans were filled.
Posted by: wildcatter

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Jun 09 2012 04:29 AM

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!
Posted by: oillease55

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Jun 09 2012 05:59 AM

They are real, if they wasn't I wouldn't have on on my shelf. ;;;;;;;;;Ron
Posted by: 66phillips

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Jun 09 2012 07:40 AM

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.
Posted by: always lookin

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Jun 09 2012 09:08 AM

here is one I picked up 3 weeks ago, empty, no holes.
Posted by: mavericks8371

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Jun 09 2012 09:50 AM

I this can metal I've seen sum paper labled ones I was guess the paper ones was fake????
Posted by: vmc44

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Jun 09 2012 09:52 AM

Real as could be... as they where found in the early 80,S I know a guy who has over 250 of them.....
Posted by: mavericks8371

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Jun 09 2012 09:59 AM

Wow what a lucky guy lol does he sell them and how much I don't have one of these yet in my small growing collection
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Jun 09 2012 10:25 AM

Originally Posted By: 66phillips
One old picker that I knew had 800 cases of mint ones, at one time.

IF they were 24 can cases that's 19,200 cans.
Some can companies I buy from ship 102 cans per case, other ships 192.
THAT'S A LOT OF CANS, either way.

April 15 this can sold for $50.99!
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Posted by: Phillips '66'

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Thu Jun 14 2012 08:29 AM

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
Posted by: always lookin

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Thu Jun 14 2012 08:48 AM

I have one on ebay now, if you want to see how it sells....
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Posted by: Flatland

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Jun 16 2012 04:55 PM

The cans can still be found in the region around Hollis. Some in pristine condition. I picked up a few from a guy that still had them in the cardboard case from the factory. Each can was unlidded and in an individual plastic wrap.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Jun 16 2012 05:17 PM

beautiful can, supply & demand, to many found.. cool
Posted by: touserduke

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Wed Mar 05 2014 10:15 AM

There Was Also Some School Crossing Signs Made By
Oscar Bryant, Because I Had One And Sold It,I Have
Never Seen Another,I Was Told That There Were
Several Made, Wish I Could Find Another.
Posted by: okoil1

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Wed Mar 05 2014 09:40 PM

Butch's number of 20k is what I have always been told. Mid-late 80's ads ran in Hemmings for several years @ $35/case.

Dad and I bought 10 cases for $240 around 1988 at Pate in Cresson, TX and at the time spending $240 on oil cans was questionable, (nice 30" signs were 200-400)
Posted by: Oilcanman87

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Wed Mar 05 2014 11:03 PM

This can is on my list still trying to find a satisfactory one. I know there out there.
Posted by: rd_signs

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Thu Mar 06 2014 05:35 PM

I have seen tons of the metal empty cans, some have been "lidded", but cant recall one made of cardboard or having a paper label. Doesnt seem to be as many of the SWIFT brand. I do not believe these were ever intended to be "display" cans. just over purchased empties. This brings to mind all the TIDEWATER cans ,same deal. Butch, I think the Falcon cans sell in the $35-$40 range now.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Thu Mar 06 2014 05:45 PM

.. cool

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-FALCON-M...A-/390740692448
Posted by: Sinclair Dino

Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? - Sat Mar 08 2014 10:08 PM

I was in Florida last week and they were every where at the flea markets for 15.00 to 20.00 each. I was told someone came in with 20 cases all empty cans mint for sale. I bought a few cans but wondered the same thing after buying them (ARE THEY FAKE) But researched and figured they were real.