Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Valuable Beer Cans Stashed Between Walls

ETTERS, Pa. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – According to one can-do collector, the most valuable beer cans are buried in old walls.

Jefferson Pepper owns more than 75,000 beer cans from all over the world, some from as early as the 1930s.

He displays them all in a 6,000-square-foot house in Etters, Pennsylvania, built especially for the cans.

Though he’s traveled the world seeking rare brews, Pepper knows of folks who’ve found coveted cans right in their walls.

Back in the day, handymen would often pug beers while working, leaving empties between planks during projects.

He knows of a woman who found a 1936 beer can in her walls that sold for $19,000.

Pepper laments that the lucky buyer wasn’t him, since the price was mighty steep. That’s why he often trades with other collectors.

His favorite cans are flat-tops from before the advent of pull-tabs, particularly a French can with a logo of a five-year- old drinking ale.

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