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A Common Zip

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Post by mrlager428 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:34 pm

I don't want to Hi-jack the Thread about the Duquesne Zip....But I do have a Question....It was stated that that Can was no more than a 30.00 to 35.00 Can?...So if You have any really Clean Bottom opened Zip it could Command Top Dollar?....I Mean what is Considered a Common Zip Top??....They are over 50 Years Old now.To find a Bottom Opened Example of any Zip Top that is Very Clean has to be rather Tough?....I My Self have only One that I would Consider Pristine and it is a Big Cat from Milwaukee...I also have Big Cats from Peoria and L.A. in not nearly as nice Shape.

There not Rare by any means but are getting Older every Day!!....So what are some Common Zip Top Labels?...We all know what the Rare ones are!!
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Re: A Common Zip

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Post by bantam10 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:56 pm

My contribution for common zips.
Drewrys south bend and strohs
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Re: A Common Zip

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Post by Rockbob » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:36 am

Old Style, Hamms, and Schlitz come to mind.
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Re: A Common Zip

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Post by Longhorn Mike » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:14 am

Clean and with the tab intact, Royal 58.

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Re: A Common Zip

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Post by oldmoneytexan » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:19 am

Longhorn Mike wrote:
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Clean and with the tab intact, Royal 58.

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Yep. I tried to post that earlier. The ubiquitous 58.

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Re: A Common Zip

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Post by oldmoneytexan » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:23 am

Speaking of "most common," try to find a top opened Dunks.

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Re: A Common Zip

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Post by Leon » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:12 pm

oldmoneytexan wrote:
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Speaking of "most common," try to find a top opened Dunks.

IN A ZIP? Never seen one.
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Re: A Common Zip

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Post by oldmoneytexan » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:53 pm

Leon wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:12 pm
oldmoneytexan wrote:
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Speaking of "most common," try to find a top opened Dunks.

IN A ZIP? Never seen one.
Not a zip. Just trying to find a top opened one. That can came out at the peak of collecting, and everyone bottom opened it. I'm trying to find a top opened one for the bottom lid. Been looking for years.

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Post by hover31 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:58 pm

which lid?-Ziphippie
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Re: A Common Zip

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Post by Leon » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:41 am

He wants your bottom lid to use on a rolled can I'm guessing.
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Post by hover31 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:38 pm

One sez Duncan Brewing Co. and the other, Florida Brewery.
One of the most common finger rippers would be the Big Cat- Ziphippie

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Post by oldmoneytexan » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:15 am

hover31 wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:58 pm
which lid?-Ziphippie8C72D6F7-D8C2-4E8A-A232-E524D8E2535B.jpeg14854B97-4AF3-45D4-9E4F-DB3243CE6818.jpeg
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Post by canhawk » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:19 pm

bantam10 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:56 pm
My contribution for common zips.
Drewrys south bend and strohs

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Rockbob wrote:
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Old Style, Hamms, and Schlitz come to mind.
Yes, esp the Drewrys, Hamms and Schlitz.
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Re: A Common Zip

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Post by menke » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:30 pm

Is the pabst zip hard? I got one at a flea market, although you always see the ring pull with the 'no opener needed' ribbon. Never searched for them but don't recall many around, either.
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Post by oldindiapaleale » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:42 pm

It should follow that the most common clean bottom-opened zips would be from the nationals and large regional brewers.

Budweiser, Schlitz, Pabst, Miller, Black Label, and Falstaff for nationals.

Ballantine beer, Ruppert, Schaefer, Rheingold, Strohs, Hamms, Lucky, Olympia, Busch, Old Milwaukee, Drewrys, Colt 45, Burgermeister, and Blatz should be the most common regionals.

Any exact ranking of these would depend on how many were bottom opened by drinkers who did not like using the tab (cut fingers, lips, preferred the churchkey method, etc.) Then those cans would have to be put away, intentionally or otherwise, in dry attics, within walls or buried under heaps of clutter and forgotten about, and then be discovered by collectors.

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Post by Flat_Top » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:58 pm

Don't forget Black Label. Especially from Cleveland. There are a ton of those around.
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Post by OhioCanGuy » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:52 pm

oldindiapaleale wrote:
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It should follow that the most common clean bottom-opened zips would be from the nationals and large regional brewers.

Budweiser, Schlitz, Pabst, Miller, Black Label, and Falstaff for nationals.

Ballantine beer, Ruppert, Schaefer, Rheingold, Strohs, Hamms, Lucky, Olympia, Busch, Old Milwaukee, Drewrys, Colt 45, Burgermeister, and Blatz should be the most common regionals.

Any exact ranking of these would depend on how many were bottom opened by drinkers who did not like using the tab (cut fingers, lips, preferred the churchkey method, etc.) Then those cans would have to be put away, intentionally or otherwise, in dry attics, within walls or buried under heaps of clutter and forgotten about, and then be discovered by collectors.
Pretty much all of those, if really clean, like uber clean, still bring some money. Bottom opened of course.

I'm guessing at some point, an entire warehouse of either bottom opened or air sealed Royal 58 zips were found. Way too many of those around.
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Re: A Common Zip

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Post by mrlager428 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:36 pm

menke wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Is the pabst zip hard? I got one at a flea market, although you always see the ring pull with the 'no opener needed' ribbon. Never searched for them but don't recall many around, either.
In My opinion a Pabst No Opener Needed Zip is not real common!!....I have a nice clean one that is Top Opened and from Milwaukee...I an still Looking for a Pabst Bock Zip from Milwaukee with no luck!!

I just saw a Half Quart Pabst NON Zip Top it was not the cleanest but nice and I forgot to watch it and never bid on it :smt021 :smt021 !!!
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Post by OhioCanGuy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:59 pm

mrlager428 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:36 pm
menke wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Is the pabst zip hard? I got one at a flea market, although you always see the ring pull with the 'no opener needed' ribbon. Never searched for them but don't recall many around, either.
In My opinion a Pabst No Opener Needed Zip is not real common!!....I have a nice clean one that is Top Opened and from Milwaukee...I an still Looking for a Pabst Bock Zip from Milwaukee with no luck!!

I just saw a Half Quart Pabst NON Zip Top it was not the cleanest but nice and I forgot to watch it and never bid on it !!!
Speaking of Pabst, here's a few. I like to collect variations of the zip tops just as much, if not more in some cases, as breweries/cities. To my knowledge, these lids are all original to the cans. AND, doesn't break the bank to acquire them!
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Post by mrlager428 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:59 am

OhioCanGuy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:59 pm
mrlager428 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:36 pm
menke wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:30 pm
Is the pabst zip hard? I got one at a flea market, although you always see the ring pull with the 'no opener needed' ribbon. Never searched for them but don't recall many around, either.
In My opinion a Pabst No Opener Needed Zip is not real common!!....I have a nice clean one that is Top Opened and from Milwaukee...I an still Looking for a Pabst Bock Zip from Milwaukee with no luck!!

I just saw a Half Quart Pabst NON Zip Top it was not the cleanest but nice and I forgot to watch it and never bid on it !!!
Speaking of Pabst, here's a few. I like to collect variations of the zip tops just as much, if not more in some cases, as breweries/cities. To my knowledge, these lids are all original to the cans. AND, doesn't break the bank to acquire them!
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Those are very Cool!.....Is the Bock from Milwaukee?....I Collect only Wisconsin Cans.....I still have other Cans from My Days of Collecting everything!
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Post by Dixie Dave » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:00 pm

I found a lot of Jax and Regal zips at a bar dump back in the day that were mostly bottom opened. A couple were top opened and some had can opener holes through the tab, so someone wasn't a fan of the new tops.
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Post by menke » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:57 am

Here's my Pabst- turns out it's from Peoria Heights. My book is packed up for yet another move- any good?
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Post by hover31 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:07 pm

menke wrote:
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Here's my Pabst- turns out it's from Peoria Heights. My book is packed up for yet another move- any good?
A nice, bottom opened one might fetch $25.
Minty Wunderbar zips also come to mind, mine is a tab- see more of them than dumpers. Ziphippie
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Post by oldmoneytexan » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:01 pm

hover31 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:07 pm
menke wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:57 am
Here's my Pabst- turns out it's from Peoria Heights. My book is packed up for yet another move- any good?
A nice, bottom opened one might fetch $25.
Minty Wunderbar zips also come to mind, mine is a tab- see more of them than dumpers. ZiphippieE0C69DFE-174E-4686-9905-9B6E70AEDA8E.jpeg
Agreed. The Wunderbar zip and early tab are sleepers when minty clean. I've been lucky enough to cross paths with these. They should be worth a lot more but with the thousands of "hole" cans out there, they don't get the respect they deserve.
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Post by OhioCanGuy » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:53 pm

So the ole' common Big Cat brings $260. Has to be a record for a non Stout, non Malt Lager, Big Cat.

Even more amazing is four unique bidders over $200.

The era of clean, bottom opened, 1960's tabs is now!!

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Post by oldmoneytexan » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:17 pm

OhioCanGuy wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:53 pm
So the ole' common Big Cat brings $260. Has to be a record for a non Stout, non Malt Lager, Big Cat.

Even more amazing is four unique bidders over $200.

The era of clean, bottom opened, 1960's tabs is now!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BIG-CAT-STOUT- ... 663.l44720
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