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by canhawk
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aside Wax, what have you put on your cans to preserve?
Replies: 14
Views: 495
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Re: Aside Wax, what have you put on your cans to preserve?

AS an RBer, many of my cans have patches of heavy rust and rust nodules. I use long acid soaks followed with wire brushes and abrasives on lids and seams. On the body, light tooth brushing. On lids and seams and the worst rust patches on the body, I prefer removing as much as I can, even if it leads...
by canhawk
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kingsbury Bock
Replies: 20
Views: 1368
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Re: Kingsbury Bock

Mine has the keglined mark without the oval, like yours on the left. And Mine does look orange-ish.
by canhawk
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aside Wax, what have you put on your cans to preserve?
Replies: 14
Views: 495
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Re: Aside Wax, what have you put on your cans to preserve?

I wax nice cans, but use light oil on grade 2-5 cans. The oil penetrates and I believe helps preserve the can from rust. Same effect as WD-40, except that uses a solvent to deliver the needed oil. Keepers of iron relics use paraffin wax to preserve and make them look better after electrolysis.
by canhawk
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Other Interests
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 26
Views: 547
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Re: How many US states have you visited?

henry porter wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:58 am
canhawk wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:13 am
henry porter wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:46 pm
North Dakota gets no love, apparently...
Beautiful under-rated state.
Just don't visit in the winter.

"Why not Minot?"
"Freezin's the reason"
Probably not as nice as Duluth in winter.
by canhawk
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Other Interests
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 26
Views: 547
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Re: How many US states have you visited?

henry porter wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:46 pm
North Dakota gets no love, apparently...
Beautiful under-rated state.
by canhawk
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kingsbury Bock
Replies: 20
Views: 1368
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Re: Kingsbury Bock

Canhawk: you missed all the Goebel 12 & 16s that look identical and that no Michigan specialist can confirm. Yes, there has to be more confusing entries in the book than what the list shows. I see two Goebel extra dry side by side that the book says both have "nationally famous" in the slogan. It t...
by canhawk
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kingsbury Bock
Replies: 20
Views: 1368
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Re: Kingsbury Bock

The solution would be to take this list compiled by Eric of pairs of 12 oz flats that are hard to distinguish in USBC vol 1 and find the pairs of cans at shows, shoot photos and note can company and design differences, and publish them in a pamphlet or web posting. Somewhere is a collector who knows...
by canhawk
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kingsbury Bock
Replies: 20
Views: 1368
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Re: Kingsbury Bock

Something so easily avoided with a simple descriptor in the book, yellow/orange and/or keglined oval. Then we get into one is yellow and one is orange, yet no one says which is which in the book because we don't know. I have the one like Rock Bob's, with straight seam ( another convenient descriptio...
by canhawk
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: METALLIC GRAND PRIZE?
Replies: 17
Views: 733
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Re: METALLIC GRAND PRIZE?

Here's the rule of thumb....if you are ever holding a can in your hand, and you are questioning whether it's metallic or not....it's not. By and large, metallic cans are obvious and there's rarely a question about it. I agree. I use the reflection standard of the shiny tin lid. If it's not that shi...
by canhawk
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Other Interests
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 26
Views: 547
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Re: How many US states have you visited?

Never been farther east of the Midwest than Indiana and when I get the time I go west. Hitting all 50 states would make me visit states for which I have no interest. I want some day to visit the extreme northeast and maritime Canadian provinces like Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Labrador, New Brunswick.
by canhawk
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: METALLIC GRAND PRIZE?
Replies: 17
Views: 733
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Re: METALLIC GRAND PRIZE?

Yes, what Eric said. A comparison would make it much easier to decide. I agree. I think this GP is not the metallic version. When I finally dumped the metallic Drewrys OI, I stopped fondling my enamel version wondering if it was metallic. Think chrome-plated or a finish like a mirror, like a tin li...
by canhawk
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Re-lid or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 522
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Re: To Re-lid or not?

For me, a lid missing because it was removed by the consumer isn't bothersome, it's part of its pre-collector history. If I knew a can had a lid removed by the collector (does this ever happen?) I would not want it.
by canhawk
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Schmidt Or Not To Schmidt, That is the Question ?
Replies: 8
Views: 545
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Re: To Schmidt Or Not To Schmidt, That is the Question ?

If you buy enough can collections, you will assemble the easiest 21-can Schmidt scenes tabs without even trying. I have segregated my Schmidt scenes and I manage the keepers and goners separately from the rest of my collection. So yes, I choose to Schmidt rather than not to Schmidt because of my lif...
by canhawk
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Re-lid or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 522
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Re: To Re-lid or not?

I also like lidless cans with evidence someone removed the entire lid with an opener, leaving the openers' gear marks tucked up under the rim. The can may have been reused for a workbench container or temporary kitchen container or who knows what, but it prolonged the life of the can and kept it out...
by canhawk
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Dumping Trips and Stories
Topic: VA coughs up more Red Top OIs
Replies: 13
Views: 1422
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Re: VA coughs up more Red Top OIs

That box of 10 ales cleaned up is sweet.
by canhawk
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YOU MUST STOP COLLECTING…
Replies: 31
Views: 2795
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Re: YOU MUST STOP COLLECTING…

Kiewels cone
Ronz cone
Storz farmer flat
by canhawk
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Dumping Trips and Stories
Topic: California Vacation Digging II
Replies: 27
Views: 1569
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Re: California Vacation Digging II

The diversity of labels out there is amazing. Interesting about the Lucky bug zips and flats.
by canhawk
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Dumping Trips and Stories
Topic: California Vacation Digging II
Replies: 27
Views: 1569
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Re: California Vacation Digging II

Awesome digs. In the pic "10 cases of keepers" it's interesting to note the solo singles, like one Gold Medal, one Olympia, one silver Brown Derby OI, one Regal Select beer
by canhawk
Thu May 30, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Dumping Trips and Stories
Topic: Epic Memorial Weekend Digging Trip
Replies: 26
Views: 1018
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Re: Epic Memorial Weekend Digging Trip

Those clean sodas are killers for dumpers. The beer can pyramid in your other post is equally awesome!
by canhawk
Wed May 29, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Dumping Trips and Stories
Topic: Maine in May
Replies: 24
Views: 1174
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Re: Maine in May

Beautiful rusty haul!
by canhawk
Fri May 24, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Dumping Trips and Stories
Topic: A pic from Digger - this is BIG !! Michel Crowntainers!
Replies: 34
Views: 1887
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Re: A pic from Digger - this is BIG !!

Some beautiful rust there, good job For some reason I was thinking this can was from Texas? Don't know why, Also I never noticed the Michel Bock Crowntainer in the book before. Congrats :shock: :smt023 LEON. My eyes passed over it as well in the book. I also wondered how a Texas can made it to the E...
by canhawk
Thu May 16, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Advertise
Topic: Schmidt Scene flats-who’s looking for them?
Replies: 3
Views: 485
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Re: Schmidt Scene flats-who’s looking for them?

You're on a roll. How about $35 for the five cans I indicated on the photo?
Schmidt scenes.jpeg
by canhawk
Wed May 15, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Dumping Trips and Stories
Topic: fay lake and more
Replies: 6
Views: 583
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Re: fay lake and more

Tom, that is a nice collection of untamed rust for a few days hunting. (No gallons? :smt010) Congrats!
by canhawk
Tue May 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: YouTube Video
Topic: Our forefathers back in 1982
Replies: 1
Views: 474
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Our forefathers back in 1982

Video flashback to can collecting in 1982, featuring BCCA HOF member Tom Hull

by canhawk
Tue May 14, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Dumping Trips and Stories
Topic: Variety of Alaska Beer can’s for 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1093
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Re: Variety of Alaska Beer can’s for 2019

Nice job Daniel. The Imperial is killer.
by canhawk
Mon May 13, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What can would you like to upgrade in your collection?
Replies: 61
Views: 6477
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Re: What can would you like to upgrade in your collection?

There is a lot of "one person's downgrade is another person's upgrade/gift of a lifetime" in this post. Should I ever buy a Kiewel, that one would end the search!
by canhawk
Mon May 06, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tougher aluminum or drawn steel cans
Replies: 30
Views: 2217
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Re: Tougher aluminum or drawn steel cans

Eric,

What kind of value would you place on these tough alums, middle of the road average price?
by canhawk
Mon May 06, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Mugs /Steins /Pitchers
Topic: 3 Pre Prohoibition Detroit Beer Mugs.
Replies: 2
Views: 383
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Re: 3 Pre Prohoibition Detroit Beer Mugs.

Love the Pfeiffer, interesting copper mug for Tivoli, were copper beer mugs common?
by canhawk
Fri May 03, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: 2019 April Fools Online Show
Topic: Durtbaggs’s pints and other odd size cans. YOU NEED CANS-I NEED SPACE
Replies: 13
Views: 1375
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Re: Durtbaggs’s pints and other odd size cans. YOU NEED CANS-I NEED SPACE

Most are priced in the $5-$15 range. Last 2 pics are 10 & 11 oz cans. Can take additional individual pics upon request. Lots of variations. Will be in and out tonight and will respond as soon as possible /quote] I'm interested in the Schlitz Tall Boy on the end, far left, first pic. Is the back sam...
by canhawk
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Dumping Trips and Stories
Topic: Northwoods cans
Replies: 3
Views: 485
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Re: Northwoods cans

That's pretty dang nice, esp the Hauenstein cones

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