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Old 11-14-2021, 09:03 PM
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these are not detecting finds. i kinda gave up on detecting for now, did it for 11-12 years. i tryed my hand at trash picking for the last year. i can not believe the stuff people just throw away. i found gold, sliver, coins, only paper money i found was in a birthday card unopened and it had a 10.00 bill inside, brand new clothes with the price tag still on them, old radio books all kinda stuff. i even found someones dog ashes. just lastweek i found these cap guns, i think i had one as a kid, but nothing like these. if anyone could help with price I'd appreciate it. i made over $1.950 in just scrap metal for the year and about $4.000 is stuff i sold. here are the pictures.
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Old 11-14-2021, 11:00 PM
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That is awesome.
Excellent photos.
High quality metal cap guns are quite expensive now.
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Old 11-15-2021, 06:01 AM
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Trash picking, like dumpster diving? Those are very nice for sure, someone took really good care of them. Congrats!

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Excellent, entire collection! Checkout ebay ‘sold’ auctions to get an idea of value…there’s currently over 3,700 of them.

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Crazy how people throw out perfectly good items and money. Congrats on the finds so far!

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Old 11-15-2021, 08:46 PM
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Were all of those guns in one place?
Those are sure clean. I saw some toy cap guns at an antique auction last weekend and I had all I could do to keep from "pulling the trigger" and buying some, they are so cool.

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Old 11-15-2021, 09:02 PM
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yes found all in one place, i think the people moved out, i also found 80-90 old beer can, i havent gotting around to taken pictures of them yet. GLASSHOPPER1955 you are the first person im gonna ask if they have any value.

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Old 11-17-2021, 08:28 PM
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if anybody is interested in them let me know, maybe we can work something out.

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Heck, almost everything old has value, especially old toys. You could look 'em up on "that big auction site" to see.

What was the beer can ? Inquiring minds want to know.

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here are some of the beer cans.
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:21 AM
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Those are mid 70s era cans that were so wildly collected back then when that Beer Can hobby exploded, mainly by college kids. The breweries actually pushed the hobby by making some really colorful and artistic designs on their cans, as they knew it would help sell...beer. I had over 500 of these, and still do, but they are packed away in the attic. I just can't resign myself to discard 'em or recycle 'em. I do display my older cans, the 60s and under punchtops and cones. Those are about the only cans nowadays that you can get $$ for (and some good $$ if they are old and minty). I could show some of those if anybody wanted to see some. I also collect vintage soda/pop cans, probably the only one on planet Earth that does.

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Old 11-29-2021, 09:38 AM
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thank you GLASSHOPPER1955. guess i'll just recycle them. cant get lucky all the time.

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Those are mid 70s era cans that were so wildly collected back then when that Beer Can hobby exploded, mainly by college kids. The breweries actually pushed the hobby by making some really colorful and artistic designs on their cans, as they knew it would help sell...beer. I had over 500 of these, and still do, but they are packed away in the attic. I just can't resign myself to discard 'em or recycle 'em. I do display my older cans, the 60s and under punchtops and cones. Those are about the only cans nowadays that you can get $$ for (and some good $$ if they are old and minty). I could show some of those if anybody wanted to see some. I also collect vintage soda/pop cans, probably the only one on planet Earth that does.
These pictures bring back some good memories! Like you mentioned, the 70's were a time when my brother and I put together a huge beer can collection. Some of them would probably have great value today - but we sold our entire collection when my family moved cross-country.

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