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Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! #693399
Tue Aug 29 2017 01:56 PM
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Here is some information for collectors buying the Canadian Imperial Quarts. A number of them are being listed on ebay without mention of the re-rolled or re-wrapped (cans that were flat made back into cans). The ads simply say "check all pictures before bidding plz", but it is quite difficult to see in photos. The reconstruction of the cans is done well and then the lids are even purposefully rusted to look old, assisting with making it look more authentic. A good example is ebay item number 263157126739 sold by user trappindnrs. The same user has the following cans which could come up for sale:

Enarco Quart (Yellow with Slate Boy...11 have been sold already and at least 15 more to be sold).
Red Indian Quarts
Green Buffalo (Prairie Cities Quart)
Penn Chief
Paralene (possibly)
White Rose Quarts
North Star Quarts
William Penn Quarts
Royalite Quarts

If you want to buy a rewrapped or rerolled can that is fine, just thought you might want to know in advance in case this changes the value of the can in your opinion. It does change the value in my opinion, but just my opinion (not looking for a debate, this is just a friendly informative message for other collectors)

rewrapped can.JPG
Last edited by canadianoilguy; Tue Aug 29 2017 02:43 PM.

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Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! [Re: canadianoilguy] #693428
Tue Aug 29 2017 10:53 PM
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Thanks for the heads up.

Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! [Re: canadianoilguy] #693430
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I contacted him and he said he would say only that they are relidded. They are a flat built into a can not a relid. He still wont come clean. Thank You

Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! [Re: canadianoilguy] #693440
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Great info Chris, thanks for sharing.

Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! [Re: canadianoilguy] #701196
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EBay seller trappindnrs is at it again....

Ebay item 263402851076 looks like it's had some undisclosed restoration work, made to look old. "Look carefully" lol


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Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! [Re: canadianoilguy] #702188
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tons of re-wraps on eBay lately. here is another from a different seller

ebay item 282802520679


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Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! [Re: canadianoilguy] #702235
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Have noticed the same thing and most are not disclosed as such. The one noted above (282802520679) mentions a relid but not that it has been re-rolled also states its in 9.9 condition, too funny. Collectors should be aware that the re-rolled/re-lidded tins do not have the same value as an original tin. Should also note there are some very talented individuals out there that do an amazing job re-rolling and re-lidding quarts thus saving these items for the future. The problem is the resellers that do not disclose when this work has been done.

Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! [Re: canadianoilguy] #703036
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https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Imperial-Oil-Quarts-Can-Reliance-Anti-freeze/282818230304?hash=item41d947b820:g:MUYAAOSws0JaZTyw

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Imperial-Oil-Quarts-Can-Empire-States/282810894478

also look relidded.

ebay seller id norton646


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Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! [Re: canadianoilguy] #703037
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That has to be one of the worst re-lid and re-seams I have seen.

Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! [Re: canadianoilguy] #703041
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The writing at the top is also missing. A intact quart just sold on ebay and you can compare the differences. https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-FULL-EMPIRE-STATE-GOOD-RICH-MOTOR-OIL-IMPERIAL-QUART-TIN-CAN-SIGN-CANADA/142654232611?hash=item2136dad823:g:bvcAAOSw~4taWUxP

Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! [Re: canadianoilguy] #706959
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Always looking for Red Indian Tins, McColl Frontenac, McColl Bros., Buffalo (prarie cities oil co), Stellarene and other western canadian tins.
Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! [Re: canadianoilguy] #707015
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I use to think that oil cans were one of the safer items to buy off of eBay, but I guess not so much anymore.


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Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! [Re: canadianoilguy] #710806
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unfortunately yet another dishonest seller...

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/One-Imperial-Quart-Enarco-Motor-Oil-Tin-Toronto-Ontario-Excellent-Condition/372324079105?hash=item56b03e9601:g:4yQAAOSwbEZbFIvx

enarco reroll 5.JPG

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Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! [Re: canadianoilguy] #710808
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Originally Posted by canadianoilguy
unfortunately yet another dishonest seller...

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/One-Imperial-Quart-Enarco-Motor-Oil-Tin-Toronto-Ontario-Excellent-Condition/372324079105?hash=item56b03e9601:g:4yQAAOSwbEZbFIvx



.. ... cool

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/One-Imperia...Ontario-Excellent-Condition/372324079105


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Re: Canadian Quarts - re-wrap cans for sale on ebay! [Re: canadianoilguy] #710998
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Looks like he has added to his add that he's " Been Told This Tin Has Been Re Rolled. New Top And Bottom.. I Do Not Know . Please judge for your self!!!!! "


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