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considering selling 2 very rare Narragansett test cans

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Post by clark » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:19 pm

I'm considering selling my 2 Narragansett test cans. While I like them very much, I don't specialize in anything where they would fit, and I know there are some of you out there dreaming of having 1 or both of these rare cans.

I got them as flats at a rummage sale in the 80's. There was only 1 of the blue ones and about 4 of the ales. I paid 25 cents each, but I'll need to sell them for a little more now, you know, with inflation and all. They were rolled in the 90's (sorry, but I don't know the name of the craftsman who rolled them). I sold/traded the extra ales shortly after they were rolled, and these are all I have left.

Here are a few past discussions about these labels:
http://www.therustybunch.com/phpBB3/vie ... 2&p=332579
http://www.therustybunch.com/phpBB3/vie ... 3&p=265941

I know that a blue one sold on ebay for $2100 in 2015, but I haven't seen any sales of the ale. Based on the past discussions, both seem equally rare at <10 known, but I assume the blue one is more valuable since it's a more interesting/unique label.
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Re: considering selling 2 very rare Narragansett test cans

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Post by Sea Monkey » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:17 pm

So what are you asking for them?
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Post by clark » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:47 pm

Scott, that's a fair question, but I don't have a good answer, yet. For now, I'll entertain offers. I hate to sound greedy, but I want the best price I can get if I decide to sell. In the $10k tab discussion, it was suggested that the blue one is worth more than $4k. Maybe I should put them on ebay and let the fair market determine the price.

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Post by Leon » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:46 am

ebay unpredictable, could get more then that or less? LEON.
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Post by Wrestling Nut » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:03 pm

Did all of the known Ales with the contents at front bottom come from this find or are there more than 4?
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Post by clark » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:27 pm

There's this post from 2012 about another one: http://www.therustybunch.com/phpBB3/vie ... 9&p=194821

The 4 Ales from my find were all rolled at the same time with the same lids & roll techniques, so they should look nearly identical to mine in the above photos. Does anybody have one with different lids or other details?

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Post by pinnacle-project » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:51 pm

@clark

I think there is a good chance ebay will cancel your auctions because you included a link to this site. You may want to consider saying something along the lines of, "The Rusty Bunch is currently discussing these cans in the General Discussion forum." That should be enough detail for a serious person to find the discussion without getting the auction canceled.

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Post by clark » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:09 pm

pinnacle - thanks for the advice, I didn't know I was breaking an ebay rule. I made a change similar to what you suggested.

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Post by Sea Monkey » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:27 pm

Thanks for posting the links. Out of my price range but I will enjoy watching to see how they do!
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