Vintage Ballantine beer cans

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2015-06-26 10:31:02

Vintage Ballantine beer cans are collectible items of breweriana advertising.

“Vintage” refers to pieces manufactured within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s, according to the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act’s definition.

Ballantine Brewery

Ballantine was founded in Newark, New Jersey, US in 1840 by Scottish emigrant Peter Ballantine.

Best known for its lager and ale, the brewery also produced a range of speciality beers. It was the sixth largest brewery in the US in 1879.

It was originally named Patterson & Ballantine Brewing Company, becoming P Ballantine and Sons in 1857.

The name remained until the brewery closed in 1972, at which point the Falstaff Brewing Corporation purchased its range of beverages.

Ballantine Ale has been owned by the Pabst Brewing Company since 2005. Miller Brewing Company produces the beverage.

Vintage Ballantine beer cans

Vintage Ballantine beer cans have been produced in a variety of styles throughout the decades of the 20th century.

The 1976 bi-centennial specimen is regularly seen at internet auctions.

How much are Ballantine beer cans worth?

1976 bi-centennial specimens are extremely common and worth very little at auction.

A mint condition 1940’s silver Ballantine’s Beer flat top can achieved $142.50 at an eBay auction in October 2011.

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