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I have several boxes of "old" Sears and Roebuck 12 ga. shells in the boxes. I also have 1 box of Peters 12 ga. shells. Does anyone know anything about them? I'm guessing they are about 60-70 years old. Do they have any value?
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The Peters plastic shells were introduced in 1961 and the "Power Piston" wads were introduced in 1965. That style box remained in use through 1973. I don't have anything 1974 that shows the box, but there was a new style by 1975. A full box like yours sold for $19 in the August Ward's Auction.
 

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The Peters plastic shells were introduced in 1961 and the "Power Piston" wads were introduced in 1965. That style box remained in use through 1973. I don't have anything 1974 that shows the box, but there was a new style by 1975. A full box like yours sold for $19 in the August Ward's Auction.
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I believe my dad used these Sears shells slightly before my time, so I'm putting them in the early 1960 time frame.
 

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I have several boxes of those SPORTLOADs in 16-gauge. They were loaded for Sears by Federal. Most of mine are purple Federal paper hulls with a pie crimp. I have one earlier SPORTLOAD box and the shells are red Federal paper hulls with the roll-crimp. They are head-stamped SPORTLOAD, but other than that pure Federal.
 
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