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    Paper shell winchester

    I have 4 loaded rounds of the Winchester paper shotgun shell red label. High brass #6's, never fired. They still have the waxy coating from the factory. Maybe from the 50's or early 60's. Any collectors value ??
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    Wouldn't know about about them being a collector's item (kinda doubt it though) but a couple of weeks ago an older gent at my club shot a box of those a friend had given him. More than a few were "off" sounding and two even had the paper hull separate from the base when shot.
    I think they'd be great on someone's bullet board or other display.

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    They probably look like all the 12,16 and 20 gage paper shells that I have, some in original boxes. Collectors value? Not much if any! A full box in pristine condition will fitch a few bucks up to a $100 or so IF its EX condition and rare.
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    Full boxes and pristine box = collector's value only
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    Shoot them! They smell awesome in the paper hulls after firing.
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