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General Question on Jolly Good & Can Collecting in General

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Post by WishItWas1984 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:28 am

Hello,

I've been a collector for 22 years now. Primarily a toy collector, but I have some games, geek-related art and other bits of pop culture.

One of my may interests is in the product packaging design. The art and style of it. To that end I have some cereal boxes, 1960s juice flats, Kool-Aid packets, candy packages, etc..

What I never had was a soda can. I've browsed them off and on for years but never added any until today. I bought my first Jolly Good can (Orange Soda).

There's just something about that graphic design and color that I love. It screams 60s/70s.

I just have 2 questions.

1) How can I date a can? Are there any telltale signs from the can itself? Perhaps from the history of the soda? All I can tell is that the old Jolly Good cans look the part of a 60s/70s product. Definitely pre-1974 from the steel can, pull-tab opening and lack of barcode.

2) Is there a resource for Jolly Good in general? How many colorful steel cans did they make?

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Re: General Question on Jolly Good & Can Collecting in General

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Post by keithker » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:12 am

Welcome aboard and great to see you've bitten into the forbid fruit and are now interested in a broader range of cans....hope we can also get you interested in beer cans since many have striking graphics as well......this forum is a great place to get your soda can related items address and there is a wealth of knowledge here to be shared....

One of the folks you might want to reach out to is Dave Tanner @dtsoc here on the board. He has put together an updated catalog of known cans. It can be found at his website http://www.collectiblesodacans.com/

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Re: General Question on Jolly Good & Can Collecting in General

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Post by WishItWas1984 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:55 am

keithker wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:12 am
Welcome aboard and great to see you've bitten into the forbid fruit and are now interested in a broader range of cans....hope we can also get you interested in beer cans since many have striking graphics as well......this forum is a great place to get your soda can related items address and there is a wealth of knowledge here to be shared....

One of the folks you might want to reach out to is Dave Tanner @dtsoc here on the board. He has put together an updated catalog of known cans. It can be found at his website http://www.collectiblesodacans.com/
Thank You!

From the PDF of that guide I've narrowed it down to 1968-1973.

I came to that from the earliest the lid was produced ('68) and the fact that it has no barcode, which was introduced in'74.

Now it could be 1974-1975 I guess since I imagine it took a while for everyone to start barcoding every can.

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Post by willssoda » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:05 pm

Hi did you check out Billy Boos Scary Soda Room I have a Jolly Good for sale. Thanks
Interested in all flat and Cone Soda and Water cans.

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Re: General Question on Jolly Good & Can Collecting in General

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Post by kamsquared » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:29 pm

Tell us what the joke in the bottom of the Jolly Good can is!! Do soda collectors collect all of the different joke bottoms?
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Re: General Question on Jolly Good & Can Collecting in General

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Post by WishItWas1984 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:27 am

willssoda wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:05 pm
Hi did you check out Billy Boos Scary Soda Room I have a Jolly Good for sale. Thanks
Nice thread! I may actually partake in that but I honestly need to figure out where to display the one can I am getting. lol

I have an idea in the kitchen, but I'd need to figure out if cheap, clear acrylic/plastic holders are available somewhere, or maybe something at The Container Store can be repurposed to protect it. And I need to see if it'll block the view of my cereal box collection that's above that area. :)

I'm hoping it works because that'll give me a nice row for a bunch of cans!

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Post by WishItWas1984 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:28 am

kamsquared wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:29 pm
Tell us what the joke in the bottom of the Jolly Good can is!! Do soda collectors collect all of the different joke bottoms?
Will do! I had no idea that was even a thing until I found one Jolly Good thread here. Should be getting it next week.

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Post by WishItWas1984 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:39 am

kamsquared wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:29 pm
Tell us what the joke in the bottom of the Jolly Good can is!! Do soda collectors collect all of the different joke bottoms?
Interestingly enough, there is no joke printed on the inside of the Jolly Good Orange that I just got.

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Post by keithker » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:21 am

You have a few options when it comes to protecting your can gems....
First there are vinyl wraps available at the BCCA http://www.bcca.com/shop/can-wraps/
and then if you want to go deeper you can get beer can keepers from one of our fellow members Jeff @BeerCanKeeper here http://www.beercankeeper.com/

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Post by hover31 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:06 am

The older Jolly Good cans don't have jokes in them, the plain ones without the "is Really Good!" starburst do not have jokes- Bjorn
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Post by kamsquared » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:55 pm

hover31 wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:06 am
The older Jolly Good cans don't have jokes in them, the plain ones without the "is Really Good!" starburst. BjornIMG_6041.JPG
That's a bummer.....I loved the jokes when I was a kid!!
Approx. what year did they start putting jokes in them?
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Post by hover31 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:36 pm

I remember when the jokes started showing up and one summer we suddenly started slamming JG as fast as possible to read the jokes! - so I looked in the book and the "is Really Good" starburst(let's call it) showed up on the cans in '75. I don't see the plain tabtop cans without jokes that often, I only have three and the Root Beer is one of those plain silver flattops- Bjorn
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Post by WishItWas1984 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:11 am

keithker wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:21 am
You have a few options when it comes to protecting your can gems....
First there are vinyl wraps available at the BCCA http://www.bcca.com/shop/can-wraps/
and then if you want to go deeper you can get beer can keepers from one of our fellow members Jeff @BeerCanKeeper here http://www.beercankeeper.com/
Nice! Thanks! I will likely get a Beer Can Keeper once I figure out where I'm putting this.

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