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Brown letter Walters from WI

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Post by carsbr549 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:00 pm

I recently picked up a Walters flat top with the lettering in brown.. This can is not in the book, but I think it is fairly well known. My question is, has anyone ever seen this can as a dumper? The few that is have seen, seem to have replacement lids or the lid is missing. This makes me think that this can may have only been given out as a bank. Mine had the top lid removed and I put a donor lid on it.. Your thoughts... Steve
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Re: Brown letter Walters from WI

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Post by keithker » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:15 pm

@zoinkss Andrew can likely give you some details.....all the ones I've see were clean cans....

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Re: Brown letter Walters from WI

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Post by hover31 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:07 pm

The one I spotted was in Kellys’ WI collection and he doesn’t have any bank cans, check his? Neighbor just around the corner from me has the largest and most amazing Walters collection, he doesn’t have this can- very cool! Ziphippie Bjorn

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Re: Brown letter Walters from WI

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Post by carsbr549 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:59 pm

hover31 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:07 pm
The one I spotted was in Kellys’ WI collection and he doesn’t have any bank cans, check his? Neighbor just around the corner from me has the largest and most amazing Walters collection, he doesn’t have this can- very cool! Ziphippie Bjorn
We'll have to take a look at Kelly's next time we go there.. I think his may have had a replacement lid when we were looking at it.. Steve

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Re: Brown letter Walters from WI

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Post by Longopener » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:13 am

Can you post the can company info? Perhaps that will help people find the variation.
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Re: Brown letter Walters from WI

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Post by pinnacle-project » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:14 pm

Maybe it is just the lighting or maybe I am missing something but the lettering in your picture looks black to me. Do you have a second can you can put next to that one so I can see the difference you are referring to? Thanks.
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Re: Brown letter Walters from WI

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Post by zoinkss » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:46 am

When you look at both black and brown together, you can see the difference quite clearly.
I have seen one dumper on ebay. I had to look really close and ask. It was a while ago but it went fairly high for a dumper of that can so I am thinking someone saw that as well.
If anyone has both, post a good side by side picture so we can see the variance in color.
I am curious if the brown is a diff can co than the black.

The first we noticed this was 2 years ago at one of our members house and we all started looking.

Glad you found one Steve.
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Re: Brown letter Walters from WI

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Post by JAL » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:01 pm

Interesting... I had to look at my shelf can and high a resolution picture of it, then an "enlargement" your photo file. At first glance, to me it looks like the black litho print is laid on top of the gold lacquer, which forms the gold outline of the letters. From your blown up photo, the "brown" print to me looks like a thinner coat of black litho that allows just slightest amount of gold to show through, thus changing the hue from black to a 'brownish'. On my shelf can, the black print is definitely opaque, and no gold shows through.

Sure not the best way to analyze it, but would love to see the 'brown' print in person, and a confirmation if indeed a different canning company produced them versus the average black print version.

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Re: Brown letter Walters from WI

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Post by carsbr549 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:16 am

Very easy to see the difference in hand.. I hope the picture shows it as well.. The canning company on my 2 cans are the same. Steve
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