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surprise find in the woods -7 up 12 oz flat top can

RCO

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I figure this can is worthy of its own thread , found it the other day , was poking around a wooded area I've been to many times before . was a small area of rusted oil /food cans and such , saw something partly visible under some leaves and though it might be a can . was shocked to see it was a flat top 7 up can from the early 60's with nearly full and originally colour on one side

found alot of 7 up cans over the years but never found this can so not entirely familiar with it but I believe its a good one , know that it dates from the early 60's , flat top 12 oz so fairly early in terms of soda cans .

the can itself is in relatively good condition for being outdoors so long , the colour doesn't seem to have faded at all , the orange and green is fully bright . is obviously some rust , especially on the side which faced up when it was in the ground , also rusted on a lot of the wording on back . but can read that can is from dominion seven up limited Toronto Canada

slogan on can read " fresh up with seven up " " you like it , it likes you "


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RCO

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That's in good shape, Congrats. is it 10 or 12 ounces? LEON.
its the 12 oz can , its bigger than a normal soda can . not sure how common or rare it is , really can't recall seeing one before other than online , know that it was featured in the collectable soda cans price guide but can't recall what he mentioned about it
 

RCO

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some updated pictures , you can see the front still has a lot of original colour , so does back but more rusted , still the condition isn't that bad considering its been outdoors so long and to have survived all the spring thaws and rain since the 60's isn't that bad

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CanadianBottles

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Yeah wow that's a great find, never seen a can from that era anywhere close to that good condition outside. Even the more recent steel cans are almost never that nice anymore. I wonder how it was preserved for so long. Buried deep in the mud maybe?
 

RCO

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Yeah wow that's a great find, never seen a can from that era anywhere close to that good condition outside. Even the more recent steel cans are almost never that nice anymore. I wonder how it was preserved for so long. Buried deep in the mud maybe?
I found it in a wooded area , not exactly sure what persevered it . it was covered mostly by leaves and the area is fairly dry . it was well hidden , only a small portion of can was visible when I first saw it

the condition of cans can really vary depending on where there found and how much exposure they've got .
 

GLASSHOPPER55

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I found it in a wooded area , not exactly sure what persevered it . it was covered mostly by leaves and the area is fairly dry . it was well hidden , only a small portion of can was visible when I first saw it

the condition of cans can really vary depending on where there found and how much exposure they've got .
It could have been a "late throw", that is, dumped many years after it was new. We find late throw bottles fairly often in dumps .
 

RCO

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It could have been a "late throw", that is, dumped many years after it was new. We find late throw bottles fairly often in dumps .
not likely the stuff nearby was fairly old , rusted food cans and oil cans , it was near an old fence , like some stuff had been dumped near it , it had all been there for a while
 

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