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#331809 - Fri Jun 08 2012 11:59 PM Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal?
Sonofmoore Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 22 2012
Loc: Oklahoma
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?

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#331813 - Sat Jun 09 2012 12:16 AM Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? [Re: Sonofmoore]
mavericks8371 Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 17 2012
Loc: ky butler 42261
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

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#331816 - Sat Jun 09 2012 12:28 AM Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? [Re: mavericks8371]
Sonofmoore Offline
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Registered: Sun Apr 22 2012
Loc: Oklahoma
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.

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#331817 - Sat Jun 09 2012 12:33 AM Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? [Re: Sonofmoore]
oilman514 Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 25 2011
Loc: NO LONGER A MEMBER
I've had one that was drained with some oil still inside. From what i recall someone found a ton of these cans unopened.
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#331818 - Sat Jun 09 2012 12:41 AM Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? [Re: oilman514]
Jack Sim Online   content
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
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


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#331820 - Sat Jun 09 2012 12:55 AM Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? [Re: Jack Sim]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
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.
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#331832 - Sat Jun 09 2012 04:29 AM Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? [Re: Dick Bennett]
wildcatter Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 28 2011
Loc: Tulsa
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!
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#331836 - Sat Jun 09 2012 05:59 AM Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? [Re: wildcatter]
oillease55 Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 06 2002
Loc: greenville,ohio
They are real, if they wasn't I wouldn't have on on my shelf. ;;;;;;;;;Ron

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#331847 - Sat Jun 09 2012 07:40 AM Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? [Re: oillease55]
66phillips Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 25 2003
Loc: Mangum, OK USA
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.

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#331865 - Sat Jun 09 2012 09:08 AM Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? [Re: 66phillips]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
here is one I picked up 3 weeks ago, empty, no holes.


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#331872 - Sat Jun 09 2012 09:50 AM Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? [Re: always lookin]
mavericks8371 Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 17 2012
Loc: ky butler 42261
I this can metal I've seen sum paper labled ones I was guess the paper ones was fake????

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#331873 - Sat Jun 09 2012 09:52 AM Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? [Re: always lookin]
vmc44 Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 08 2008
Loc: Panama City Bch, FL
Real as could be... as they where found in the early 80,S I know a guy who has over 250 of them.....

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#331878 - Sat Jun 09 2012 09:59 AM Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? [Re: vmc44]
mavericks8371 Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 17 2012
Loc: ky butler 42261
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

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#331881 - Sat Jun 09 2012 10:25 AM Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? [Re: 66phillips]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
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!
370603276575
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#333291 - Thu Jun 14 2012 08:29 AM Re: Falcon Oil Cans...what's the deal? [Re: Dick Bennett]
Phillips '66' Offline
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Registered: Tue Sep 21 2010
Loc: Newton, Kansas
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
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