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Frequently Asked Questions

Q Will Jeff buy my beer cans or soda cans?
A Yes. I am interested in single cans, small groups of cans or entire collections which contain a significant number of pre-1975 tab top or zip top cans, flat top cans (which required an opener to get at the contents), cone top cans, quart cone tops and gallon cans. I collect all sizes of beer and soda cans from all over the world. The best way to start is to send me an email at with a few photos of your cans. You can also call 717-938-4332 or 717-210-1716. Click here for more information on selling your cans.

Q Will Jeff come and pick up my collection of cans?
A Yes. Just email me at and tell me where you live. I am based in Pennsylvania, which is centrally located on the east coast of the US. I also have many associates throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa who may be nearer to you. Click here for my contact info.

Q I found some old cans while I was remodeling my house. Are they valuable?
A Very possibly. The best thing to do is to send a few photos to me at I will take a look and give you an honest assessment of your cans. Click here for tips on what to look for to determine if your cans are valuable.

Q Does Jeff have any cans for trade or sale?
A Yes. I only save one of each label variation. If I have two of a can, it goes into my trade stock. These cans are auctioned from time to time on the CanSmart website. Check back often for upcoming auctions.. Email me to let me know what you're looking for...I just might have it. Email Jeff now.

Q I'm interested in starting a beer can collection. Can Jeff give me some advice on beer can clubs and organizations?
A Yes. The largest beer can and breweriana club in the world is called the Brewery Collectibles Club of America (BCCA). There are local chapters of the BCCA all over the US and in some other countries as well. The BCCA website is I would highly recommend joining. It is a great group of people. Link to BCCA website

Q Will Jeff sell my cans or other beer items on consignment?
A Yes. I will sell your beer cans, soda cans, coasters, bottle caps (crowns), labels and tin-over-cardboard signs through the CanSmart Auction Service on consignment. Generally, I only will take consignments for items which have a value of $50 or more. I charge just 15% commission for grade 1 to 1+ flat tops, cone tops and better tabs, 20% for grade 1- flat tops, cone tops and better tabs, and 30% for grade 2+ and lower flat tops, cone tops and better tabs. There are some exceptions to these guidelines. For instance, if the cans are in dumper condition but extremely rare then the commission is just 15%. Email me at to discuss your cans or other breweriana items. Click here to contact Jeff about selling your cans on consignment.