Adolf Grenke has been collecting beer cans for about 4o-years and now plans to sell his extensive collection of rare vintage beer cans with many cans estimated to be worth upwards of $50,000. One of these being, The Gibbons Bock ($35K-$50K) low-profile cone-top can which is currently the only known example.
Grenke’s other valuable cans in his collection include a rare Apache Export beer can from Arizona, featuring Native American imagery ($25k-$35k), the last surviving Peter Hand Master Brau which was given to US troops during WWII ($18k), and a Anheuser-Busch Bock Beer elves and ram lithograph can ($45K).
A majority of these cans are the last remaining examples of their product line and many bring with them a history of the early stages of modern day beer production.
Grenke’s collections contains about 4,000 rare beer cans with about 500 being highly valuable vintage antiques.