Are old gunpowder cans worth anything?


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uglymofo
January 29, 2003, 07:34 AM
I've got a coupla empty cardboard cans--Herco, Blue Dot, Green Dot, Red Dot and a 12 lb can of 700x from the late 1960's and early 1970's. Are they worth anything as 'collector items'?

Thank you.

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jjmorgan64
January 29, 2003, 10:57 AM
Dunno
I've seen em at flea markets for between 5 and 20 dollars, never saw if they sold any of them.
Good luck with them

Mike Irwin
January 29, 2003, 12:01 PM
Not particularly.

Some REALLY old ones, pre WW I, may be worth a few more bucks, especially if they have intact lables and are from Du Pont.

I've got a bunch of these sitting around my reloading room.

vulcan
January 29, 2003, 01:06 PM
Put them on Ebay, One man's trash is another man's treasure.;)

Southla1
January 29, 2003, 02:37 PM
I have seen them on E-bay going for 3 to 5 bucks.

alan
January 29, 2003, 07:42 PM
Never can tell what "collectors" will buy.

Smokey Joe
February 3, 2003, 04:03 AM
Collectors will buy ANYTHING. The older it is, and better shape it is in, the more they will pay. Disgusting but true: If it is still in its original box, it is worth about twice as much.

Value is defined as what a willing buyer under no coercion will give a willing seller for a thing.

Unless you regard your house as a museum, don't save 'em and wait for the value to go through the roof (in most cases, it won't), put 'em on E-Bay now, make a few bucks, make some collector's day, and you can afford a new can of powder, that you can actually use! It's not as if what you sold for $5 will ever turn out to be a Van Gogh in disguise.

bogie
February 4, 2003, 02:00 PM
I'd like to locate a nice LARGE one, preferably metal, that would make a nice table lamp.

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