NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you give an opinion of a person or company your full name needs to be in your post. Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Postwar Sportscard Forums > Postwar Baseball Cards Forum (Pre-1980)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-25-2018, 03:57 PM
daves_resale_shop's Avatar
daves_resale_shop daves_resale_shop is offline
David Linardy
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: West Haven, CT
Posts: 2,313
Default Anyone know what an unopened Coogan's tin should look like?

Picked this up today at an antiques shop... can't open it, and it definitely sounds like there is some broken up wafers floating around. Thoughts? Should I crack it?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_3443.jpg (61.2 KB, 113 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-25-2018, 05:46 PM
swarmee's Avatar
swarmee swarmee is online now
J0hn Raff3rty
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Niceville FL
Posts: 2,531
Default

That is about the right size/shape for a Colgan's Chips tin. I don't think Jackie Coogan ever made any. Nor do I think they're post-war.
Good luck if you decide to open it. Does it say Colgan's chips on the front of the tin? Is it sealed and would show that it's been opened? Or do you think this may be an unopened one?
__________________
--
Current Want to Buy/Trade for List:
1930s Phoebe Phelps Caramel Pennant of Georgia Tech
1910 Painted handkerchief of GA Tech pennant girl by F. Earl Christy sold by Atlanta Toy Museum on eBay circa 2000.
COMC store: https://www.comc.com/Users/mjohnatgt,sh,i100
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-25-2018, 10:46 PM
Tom S.'s Avatar
Tom S. Tom S. is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 416
Default

I would definitely try to open it - just to see if the card that came in it is still inside.

If you don't want to damage the tin, maybe you could try to steam it open somehow, or use one of those jar lid gripper pads (like one would use on a brand-new jar of pickles). If it's rusted closed, you could also try a couple of drops of Marvel Mystery Oil or Kroil to penetrate the space between the case and lid and loosen the bond.

Good luck - and be sure to let us know if you are able to get it open!
__________________
Current projects:

White Sox prewar type set

White Sox T206 Master set
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does VCP track unopened? Batpig Hockey / Basketball / Tennis Cards Forum 1 05-17-2016 04:14 PM
Unopened packs Archive Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 0 03-19-2005 05:39 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:59 PM.


ebay GSB