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The value of motor oil cans is determined by many factors including brand name, can material, graphics, age and condition. Many oil cans are empty, but collectors also buy full cans if they don't leak. Early oil cans, which were made from metal, were square and boxlike. These gave way to metal cylindrical cans that had to be hand-soldered. These can be identified by the gray stripe of solder on the side of the can.
VINTAGE OIL CANS
However, unlike most other petroliana nostalgia, oil cans, which have been in production for over years , might just be the face of nostalgia. A time when eager bow-tie-wearing gas station attendants wait at your call and when gasoline was selling at 29 cents to the gallon. Arguably, the boxy tin is representative of the iconography in the past century of gas, fuel, and oil retail.
Primarily Petroliana is a community bringing gas station antique collectors, dealers, publishers and service providers together for the benefit of all. Interact with other enthusiasts in our Shop Talk forum classifieds and collector roster. We have resources specializing in old gas pumps, porcelain signs and other petro collectibles.