7up United We Stand / Uncle Sam (1976)
Description of cans:
Made in 1976 by 7up. Each can is numbered 1 through 50 (each state in alphabetical order), and when you stack them together, they make a picture of Uncle Sam.
The picture is made up with little "7up". Can 1 has instruction on how to stack the cans, while can 50 has "United We Stand" wrote on it.
This is a VERY VERY cool set. I wish somebody would make things like this today for us can collectors.
One of the more common questions I get about this set is how much it is worth. Well I have seen a full set on eBay for under $25. I have also seen people try to sell it for $50, and no one would buy them. So I would estimate the value of this set around $20-$25.
FOR SERIOUS COLLECTORS:
I have found a few variation of the different cans that make up this set. They mostly have to do with where the can was made.
Alum can w/ horizontal UPC (no seal)
Steel can w/ vertical UPC (painted seal)
Steel can w/ vertical UPC (narrow visible seal)
Steel can w/ vertical UPC (wide visible seal)
Different "Versions" I have found. They mostly differ from where they were made:
Chicago, IL - Steel Can - Vertical UPC - P.D.L. & D.O.P. - Painted Seal
St. Louis, MO - Steel Can - Vertical UPC - P.D.L. & D.O.P. - Wide visible seal
San Francisco, CA - Steel Can - Vertical UPC - P.D.L. & D.O.P. - Narrow visible seal
Oshkosh, WI - Steel Can - Vertical UPC - P.D.L. & D.O.P. - Painted seal
St. Louis, MO - Steel Can - Vertical UPC - P.D.L. & D.O.P - Narrow visible seal (Note: If not opened and no holes, they may have came from a store display)
Englewood, CO - Alum. Can - Horizontal UPC - D.L. & P.R. - No seal
P.D.L = Please Don't Litter (on lid)
D.O.P. = Dispose of Properly (on lid)
D.L. = Don't Litter (on lid)
P.R. = Please Recycle (on lid)
Can on the left has a "wide seal". Since the part that makes up the picture has to stay the same "size", the information part was "squeezed" in on the can. Both cans have the same information on it, but this shows you how two of the cans can be different.
If you have any other information you would like to add to this page, PLEASE let me know.
This page was written up by Michael A. Coan of COAN.NET.