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Antique Mall Consolation prize

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Post by OhioCanGuy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:58 pm

Was in the right part of town today and decided to stop by an Antique Mall that I try to get to a few times a year. Honestly, not sure why I bother as I never really find anything worth the time. I know some of you have. Guess I'm still hoping... someday.

Anyway, today was the normal shtick at this place. A few 90's cans, a few not-really-vintage signs, a few reproduction signs and that's about it.

So, I picked up the following can instead. Why? Not because I collect Petroliana, not because I think I can sell it for more and not because I think it's a paint over. I bought it because it was only $15, because I liked the colors and the overall look. For $15 I walked out of there with something, instead of nothing.

Anyone have any guess to approximate year(s) of this can?
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Re: Antique Mall Consolation prize

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Post by BostonBob » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:02 pm

Nice colors and my first job was for an ARCO station that became a Shell station. I may have bought it too rather than go home empty-handed. I had the pleasure of visiting the Heart of Ohio antique mall in Springfield for almost 4 hours one day a few weeks ago and STILL did not finish the building!!! The next day I hit the place up the next exit, but sadly they closed early due to snow coming in. Dratz! I found two real nice Emergency Drinking Water cans from the 50s/60s. I also found a clean Wiedemann's flat and a couple soda cans. It is unreal how many Billy, JR and MASH 4077 cans you see in these places though. I could have spent all day there!

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Post by BostonBob » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:18 pm

As for your Shell can, there is no zip code which indicates it was from before 1962/63? In addition, the use of the word INFLAMMABLE was typically switched to simply FLAMMABLE in the 50s and 60s, although I could not find an exact conversion date for that.

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Re: Antique Mall Consolation prize

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Post by Leon » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:35 pm

My Guess would of been the 1970's since it's a screw cap. I always figured they were still using crowntops in the 50's & 60's but could be wrong. LEON.
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Re: Antique Mall Consolation prize

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Post by Soda Can Fan » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:47 am

I believe that Boston Bob is correct regard lack of zip code; though this would extend into the mid 1960's. I had an extensive collection of these additive cans at one time and screw tops have been around for a very, very long time as I had a number of these that showed 1940's & 1950's vintage autos in the graphics. I would estimate late 1950's on this one.

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