Vintage Jax beer cans
Vintage Jax beer cans are collectible items of breweriana advertising.
According to the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act’s definition, “vintage” refers to pieces manufactured within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s.
Jax Beer was first produced in 1913, at the Jax Brewing Company in Jacksonville, Florida, US.
Following the end of prohibition the beer gained popularity throughout the south-eastern US, alongside Jax Stout and Jax Ale.
The company was sold to the New Orleans-based Jackson Brewing Company in 1956.
By the 1960’s it had become the 10th largest brewery in the US.
The Jackson Brewing Company went bankrupt in 1974 and Jax Beer’s rights were acquired by the San Antonio, Texas-based Pearl Brewing Company.
The beer continues to be made by Pearl today.
Jax beer cans
Jax beer cans were produced by the Jax Brewing Company and Jackson Brewing Company during several decades of the 1900s.
Some of the most collectible examples are limited edition cans produced for specific US regions.
How much are vintage Jax beer cans worth?
Fair condition Jax Beer cans, produced for the Jax Beer Company prior to 1956, have sold for $7 at internet auctions in the past.
A fair condition 16oz can from the late 1960’s can make between $10 and $14 at internet auctions.
A 1938 red and black Jax “Special Pale Brew” sold for $77 on eBay in September 2011.
A limited edition “Go Texan” can, which celebrated the history of the US state, sold for $63 on eBay in September 2011.
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