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Are old gunpowder cans worth anything?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by uglymofo, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. uglymofo

    uglymofo Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. jjmorgan64

    jjmorgan64 Well-Known Member

    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
  3. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. vulcan

    vulcan Well-Known Member

    Put them on Ebay, One man's trash is another man's treasure.;)
  5. Southla1

    Southla1 Member In Memoriam

    I have seen them on E-bay going for 3 to 5 bucks.
  6. alan

    alan Well-Known Member

    Never can tell what "collectors" will buy.
  7. Smokey Joe

    Smokey Joe Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

    I'd like to locate a nice LARGE one, preferably metal, that would make a nice table lamp.

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