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Most expensive can #692947
Tue Aug 22 2017 06:29 AM
Tue Aug 22 2017 06:29 AM
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Minneapolis, MN
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I've been watching this can on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-2-gal-KATZ-...119.m1438.l2649

While i'm not shocked at how high the reserve and current bid is at, its still quite a sum.

My question is this: what is the most you've seen a can sell for? Any can, quart, 2 gallon, even a tipper.


Alan
Collecting MN and Minneapolis gas and oil related items
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Re: Most expensive can [Re: mapper] #692949
Tue Aug 22 2017 06:53 AM
Tue Aug 22 2017 06:53 AM
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So. Ca.
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can of subject: .. ... cool

still relatively low as too what some cans have sold for
although the reserve has not been met-

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RANDY
Re: Most expensive can [Re: mapper] #692950
Tue Aug 22 2017 06:54 AM
Tue Aug 22 2017 06:54 AM
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Peoria, IL
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The 2 that stick in my mind the most...

Liberty Air-O - 1 gallon - Sold for $11,500
Frontier - 1 quart - Sold for $8400

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Wanted: Sweney Oil items - Peoria, IL

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Re: Most expensive can [Re: BryceG] #692952
Tue Aug 22 2017 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted By BryceG
Liberty Air-O - 1 gallon - Sold for $11,500
Frontier - 1 quart - Sold for $8400


at that price it would be time for a divorce .. ... cool


RANDY
Re: Most expensive can [Re: mapper] #692961
Tue Aug 22 2017 08:30 AM
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Minneapolis, MN
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I was once told by a collector that after buying an expensive sign, he would go home and tell his wife that he was buying it for "their" collection.


Alan
Collecting MN and Minneapolis gas and oil related items
Re: Most expensive can [Re: mapper] #692962
Tue Aug 22 2017 08:45 AM
Tue Aug 22 2017 08:45 AM
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Peoria, IL
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if it was his wife... then it IS "their" collection.


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Re: Most expensive can [Re: mapper] #693000
Tue Aug 22 2017 05:56 PM
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North Jersey
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Cool can. What would a square 5 gallon version of this brand, same graphics, be worth?


Looking for photos, etc from 60s era Shell-A-Rama gas station and Pal's Diner, Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ
& US or state highway signs, shields, route markers
Re: Most expensive can [Re: MetroPetro] #693001
Tue Aug 22 2017 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted By MetroPetro
What would a square 5 gallon version of this brand, same graphics, be worth?


would depend on condition .. ... cool


RANDY
Re: Most expensive can [Re: mapper] #693002
Tue Aug 22 2017 06:09 PM
Tue Aug 22 2017 06:09 PM
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OK, I'd love to know what the highest rocker can someone has seen recorded? Just out of curiousity.


Mainly focused on Oilzum, Jenney, Harris Oil items & original paint gas pumps.
Re: Most expensive can [Re: eric grinder] #693003
Tue Aug 22 2017 06:12 PM
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North Jersey
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Harley rockers fetch good numbers. Can't recall the highest though.


Looking for photos, etc from 60s era Shell-A-Rama gas station and Pal's Diner, Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ
& US or state highway signs, shields, route markers
Re: Most expensive can [Re: eric grinder] #693004
Tue Aug 22 2017 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted By eric grinder
I'd love to know what the highest rocker can someone has seen recorded?


we need a section on "record holders"- ("the hall of fame") - qts, 5qts & so on as with signs, pumps etc - didn't the harley rocker go for 8k? .. ... cool


RANDY
Re: Most expensive can [Re: mapper] #693007
Tue Aug 22 2017 07:47 PM
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Harrison Ohio
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Can prices are crazy for rare ones and for some reason I keep buying. 3 years ago at Iowa that Mutual one gallon sold for around 5k now recently one sold for over 11k like Bryce said.

Re: Most expensive can [Re: mapper] #693012
Tue Aug 22 2017 10:32 PM
Tue Aug 22 2017 10:32 PM
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St. Louis, MO, USA
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If we are going to establish a section for the highest price that a can has ever sold for, how about a section for the highest price that a:

Gas Pump has ever sold for.
A Sign has ever sold for.
A air meter has ever sold for.

Please feel free to add to the above list.

Jack Sim


Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.
Re: Most expensive can [Re: BryceG] #693083
Thu Aug 24 2017 08:50 PM
Thu Aug 24 2017 08:50 PM
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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Madness. crazy

Re: Most expensive can [Re: mapper] #693228
Sun Aug 27 2017 11:03 AM
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I love the idea of record holders. Maybe make it a sticky and update it when new sales are confirmed. Be pretty fun. Top 3 in all categories.


Mainly focused on Oilzum, Jenney, Harris Oil items & original paint gas pumps.
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