aircatalonia
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How Old Could This Be?

Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:35 pm

I found it in the forest while walking the dog:




I thought it was funny it's all in english (here in Spain).
 
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RE: How Old Could This Be?

Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:46 pm

Kiwi shoe/boot polish has been in that style can for about 50 years. My guess is it was probibly brought to Spain by someone in the USN, as it is a tan boot polish. It also could have been lost by a tourist from the US, but I have doubts about why they would pack shoe polish for a vacation.
 
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RE: How Old Could This Be?

Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:50 pm



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
but I have doubts about why they would pack shoe polish for a vacation.

...clearly you've never been to Singapore!  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: How Old Could This Be?

Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:15 pm

Ok so I'm bored and I did some research Big grin

Apparently they trademarked that desing in 1926.



But they are using a new one by now:



So in conclusion: it could be old or it could be really old. Big grin

As to how it got here I have no idea.
 
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RE: How Old Could This Be?

Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:36 pm



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
My guess is it was probibly brought to Spain by someone in the USN

US Navy? I am guessing that the polish tin was not manufactured in the USA. *cf. "Thoroughly").

OP: What is written at the bottom of the reverse ? I mean the "Fabricated ... Licence ..." etc.
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RE: How Old Could This Be?

Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:56 pm

Noticeably absent is the UPC code which has been around for the last 30 years or so....
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RE: How Old Could This Be?

Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:31 am

How old could this be? = How much is this worth?  Wink

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