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I happened across this article and thought to share. South Carolina was infamous for 14oz cans. Schlitz, Black Label. Colt 45 and Old Milwaukee I believe were some of the more noted ones known to be found from the state with tax stamps on them. The date on the newspaper is The_Charlotte_Observer_Fri__Apr_5__1968. It states that four years prior, breweries began to send 14oz to SC for tax reasons.

I'm hoping to do a little more homework on the introduction of 14oz into South Carolina.

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Also known for 7oz cans
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Dave wheaton knows a lot about 14 oz. And don't forget falstaff....
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keithker wrote:
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The_Times_and_Democrat_Fri__Oct_11__1963 in South Carolina

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The can ad doesn't include the "Brewed in Tampa" Wonder why......

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the later 14s by schlitz were weird. schlitz was brewed in winston salem I think but old mil in memphis. No brewed in tampa cause just a stock ad Im sure
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the longview 14s went to mississippi I know
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Keith, thanks for the research and articles.

Pictured below are all of my Black Label (Atlanta) 14 oz. cans & variations. Second picture shows lid variations.

I'm sure that there are a few I'm missing. Please post additional 14 oz. Carling Atlanta can variations if you have any. Interested if for sale.

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how many of these have state tax lids on the bottoms?
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I'm glad you asked.

The 2 tabs that say "Fluid 14 Ounces" in white across the top do not have SC tax stamps. The other 11 are SC Tax paid cans. There are 3 different SC lids shown.
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Cool they were all over the south
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the longview 14s went to mississippi I know
I can personally verify that some of those Longview 14's found their way to Louisiana.
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I had been collecting cans about six or seven months, and I was riding somewhere with my Dad. At a busy intersection, I saw a Schlitz 14 ounce laying in the grass near our car. Light was going to be red for a couple of minutes, so I talked my Dad into letting me run out and grab the can. It was about half full so I have all these people watching while I picked up the can and dumped it out, returning triumphantly to the car with my prize right as the light turned green.
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Schlitz was a unusual brewer who never could decide what they wanted to do. When Longview opened in 1966, they supplied the majority of weird sizes to the South including 10, 11 and 14. But, when Winston-Salem opened in 1970, and Memphis in 1971, the 10 and 14 production moved to those locations.

However, in the 80's, you could find the 10oz cans (both Schlitz and Strohs brands) coming from Longview again.

Another thing I could not understand is that all of the Schlitz 10oz cans marked for Puerto Rico came from Memphis. It would seem that their brewery in Tampa would make much more sense, as it is hundreds of miles closer and a large port is in the same town.

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On a personal note I was stationed at Ft Gordon Ga in 1983 (not far from S carolina) and even then there were 14oz Busch cans being sold on post for the same price as a 12oz can. Since there were two other big army bases in GA (Stewart and Benning) I imagine lots of 14s were sold in that state even into the early 80s.
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I don't recall ever seeing 14 oz cans on store shelves in Georgia. On the other hand my county was dry and South Carolina was only about 5 miles to the east so you did see them being consumed a lot. I remember crossing the the Highway 123 to go "The Rio" with my grandfather on one of our "fishing" trips. He would sit me on the bar stool next to him and drink 14 oz Black Label tabs but he would always flip them over and open them with a church key.

Most of the counties on the Georgia side of the border were dry between Rabun County and Augusta so I imagine that any 7s or 14s were imported from across the state line.

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I don't recall ever seeing 14 oz cans on store shelves in Georgia. On the other hand my county was dry and South Carolina was only about 5 miles to the east so you did see them being consumed a lot. I remember crossing the the Highway 123 to go "The Rio" with my grandfather on one of our "fishing" trips. He would sit me on the bar stool next to him and drink 14 oz Black Label tabs but he would always flip them over and open them with a church key.

Most of the counties on the Georgia side of the border were dry between Rabun County and Augusta so I imagine that any 7s or 14s were imported from across the state line.
Must have been only on the Army bases in Georgia then. I'll have to look but i think i have a couple that say military use only which would also be tax exempt.
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This the only 14 oz. can I have that specifies it was sold in Georgia, but on a military base.
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I did find one georgia tax lid on an old mil draft 1971 heres a few more military lids and a va old mil. schlitz from winston salem old mils memphis and longview
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Dave Wheaton has done a ton of work compiling a listing of 14oz cans. they weren't sold just in the south. He told me they were sold in some states up north to include penn, delaware and maine. I am waiting on a flash drive of his composite which is extensive. He has pics of all the 14s except the Draft by National which he was unable to locate.
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Still digging around
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3.2 beer as there were lots of 18 and 19 year olds drinking it....
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