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Standard 5 Lb Can..... #712237
Thu Jun 28 2018 12:14 PM
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Hello All,
I try to very rarely use the value forum, but am hoping others could help me with a value on this can. I really like it, but am not knowledgeable on Standard items and I feel it could be a bit overpriced. (But I'm told I'm a cheapskate pretty often too! smile )The dealer is asking $50 for it. I can fix the dent in the front to the left and otherwise it's in good solid shape. Is this can from the 40's? When did Standard of Indiana quit using the torch logo on this can?
Thanks for any help,
Darin

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Re: Standard 5 Lb Can..... [Re: DWSheffer] #712242
Thu Jun 28 2018 01:45 PM
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Hi, Darin. Perhaps the 5-pound size works against this can's value in some collectors' eyes. Personally, I don't think the can is over-priced at the $50 (but, if so, certainly not by much). It's also good that you think you can remove the dents. If the can is at an antique mall or store, you can always make an offer. As you probably know, many dealers selling a little more expensive item will usually give a 10% discount, if asked. That would bring the can down to $45 for you. Good luck! John

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Re: Standard 5 Lb Can..... [Re: DWSheffer] #712250
Thu Jun 28 2018 04:29 PM
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Hey Darin, I'm not a Standard Oil collector but that can has the look to me. At present days prices go I don't think it's out of line. What John said I totally agree with. Good luuck and I hope you score.


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Re: Standard 5 Lb Can..... [Re: DWSheffer] #712254
Thu Jun 28 2018 05:02 PM
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I think you should buy it! It certainly does have "The Look"
If it was local to me, I would buy it.


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Re: Standard 5 Lb Can..... [Re: DWSheffer] #712267
Thu Jun 28 2018 08:04 PM
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Thanks guys for helping me make up my mind....I like the can a lot too, good colors and the big logo. I'll pick it up tomorrow!
Darin


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Re: Standard 5 Lb Can..... [Re: DWSheffer] #712379
Sun Jul 01 2018 08:49 AM
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Well I bought it Friday and got the dent out pretty well this morning.....
Thanks again for the responses,
Darin

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Re: Standard 5 Lb Can..... [Re: DWSheffer] #712380
Sun Jul 01 2018 08:51 AM
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Oh, and John, the dealer had a 15% off sale at the booth, so I got it for a bit less than the standard 10%. smile


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Re: Standard 5 Lb Can..... [Re: DWSheffer] #712390
Sun Jul 01 2018 11:43 AM
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Excellent, Darin. Nice going! John


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