Pabst OI Peoria Heights Lilek book upgrade?

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Pabst OI Peoria Heights Lilek book upgrade?

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Post by Kotto » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:10 pm

I acquired this can recently from a label collector who had found it covered with dust and a bit of rust staining. My intention was to clean it (which I did) and then trade or sell it (not sure now!). Not generally being a variation guy, I didn't really notice the red opener at first, nor the fact that it has a red opener AND no "Blue Ribbon" text on the face. Checking Mr. Lilek's book, he rates this can as an R-9, with no Grade 1 samples known to the author. The can that I lucked into is considerably better than the the can pictured in the book (Page 653, unless I didn't read all of the fine print).

I know that Kevin worked hard travelling the country photographing collections and documenting the numbers of each can he saw, but no human could see all collections and be able to know all specimens known of each variation of opening instruction can. Despite how great a resource the book is, we know that many cans were understandably missed. So, please check your collections and Pabst OI variations and let us all know if you have one of these and in what shape. Do I have something to be excited about here, or should I go back to the evening news?

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Re: Pabst OI Peoria Heights Lilek book upgrade?

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Post by Rand » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:33 pm

You definitely have something to be excited about....but it is clearly not an R10. I've had two different ones in the past.....but now don't even one of them on my shelf. Sold them off some time ago. Absolutely a tough can.....and in great shape!
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Re: Pabst OI Peoria Heights Lilek book upgrade?

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Post by Beercanpete » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:12 am

I have one too, but not nearly as nice as yours--mine about a grade 3. Sure is a nice pick-up!

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Post by Woody » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:09 am

Always cool when they to decide to cut out the bottom instead of the top. Cool can John! Woody

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Post by Bob L » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:51 pm

There was a find of them a few years back, but after the OI book. Sold via Breweriana.com. Still a tough can, but not R9.


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Re: Pabst OI Peoria Heights Lilek book upgrade?

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Post by Leon » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:49 pm

I had one before lileks book came out in grade 2. Lewandowski's picked up a nice grade 1- off of ebay before Lileks book came out. After the find of them after Lileks book came out I picked up a nice one, maybe grade 1 cheap. I thought Dan Baker Found them? Not sure how many was found but a few. Not quit as tough as it used to be but still tough. LEON.

P.S. Lileks Supplement book inicates 3 nice grade 1's identified/Surfaced after his original book came out & Supplement now calls it a R9/R9. With the other find after the supplement the rating even lower.
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Post by shubmcs » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:03 pm

Nice surprise for the shelf always fun to find an upgrade is actually a new variation...to retain. The time Kevin put into the hobby chasing cans and recording info in a time of how many more collections back in the day...dumb question I have to ask is how many more unknown variations might there be...and I am wondering has Kevin ever been acknowledged for his dedication to the hobby...Mike

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Post by Rand » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:16 am

shubmcs wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:03 pm
Nice surprise for the shelf always fun to find an upgrade is actually a new variation...to retain. The time Kevin put into the hobby chasing cans and recording info in a time of how many more collections back in the day...dumb question I have to ask is how many more unknown variations might there be...and I am wondering has Kevin ever been acknowledged for his dedication to the hobby...Mike
good question.....his work produced the best beer can book ever. No other book out there I'm aware of put in that level of detail and structure to their corner of the hobby. There should be some sort of plaque somewhere to him!

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Re: Pabst OI Peoria Heights Lilek book upgrade?

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Post by mrlager428 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:11 am

Here is My Example....If I remember correctly I got this in a Trade with Leon??...Either I traded or bought it.....One or the other Its on My shelf!!
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Re: Pabst OI Peoria Heights Lilek book upgrade?

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Post by Leon » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:13 pm

mrlager428 wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:11 am
Here is My Example....If I remember correctly I got this in a Trade with Leon??...Either I traded or bought it.....One or the other Its on My shelf!!
Yeah, I think you did get one from me. But I thought you got the one I pictured above, don't look the same. I think you got my extra at that time. LEON.
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Re: Pabst OI Peoria Heights Lilek book upgrade?

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Post by mrlager428 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:52 pm

Leon wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:13 pm
mrlager428 wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:11 am
Here is My Example....If I remember correctly I got this in a Trade with Leon??...Either I traded or bought it.....One or the other Its on My shelf!!
Yeah, I think you did get one from me. But I thought you got the one I pictured above, don't look the same. I think you got my extra at that time. LEON.
Yes Leon I know I got it from You...I just cant remember if it was a trade or I bought it??....I know I also got the 2 odd Cans with the Cool before Serving thing and the Tough Blue Ribbon Bock!!!.....You added some Awesome Pabst Cans too My Collection!!!! :smt023 :smt023
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