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I'm going to start transitioning from ig to here.  So tired of that format, but for those that want to see more of my collection find me @theoldhabits    

Not a collector by any means, but I picked this up a little while back from an estate sale. Any idea where I could get more info about it? The back shows an address in Springfield, MA.    

I took this pick July 2001 and a little over a month later I posted it on here.   The first pic, hard to think that was 18years ago...  

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I think out of most colors, blues have some of the best coverage, well all blues except the navy/dark blues. Must be something with the amount of pigment needed to make it thick and opaque

 

I think it's a combination of some pigments being more opaque than others, and the base they have to start with. I don't know if it's the same as bucket paint, where the dark tint bases are basically clear, and the light bases are already pigmented with white, so coverage on dark colors is always going to be weaker than a midtone or pastel base.

 

Even with tubed oil paints, which are essentially a linseed oil base mixed with straight pigment, yellows, dark blues and greens don't have a one coat coverage. It's just weaker pigments. Mix some white into them, and coverage increases dramatically.

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a couple of those colors i bough as well. but not as good of a deal. last time that place had rustos and stuff they were only $2.

 

the satin ambers were i think $1.24 and the night tides were $1.09 in my area. i bought all i could find at that price. went to probably 15 or more diff stores in a 30 mile radius

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I just came off on a super going out of business dig from a place that has been around since the 50's. I got a good amount of aerosol cans, but mostly tins of all sizes of 50's and 60's paints, it was a take it all, or take nothing deal. I literally am going through it all still in my garage. Got a bunch of other shit I never heard of in my life.. I'll post flicks when I can. Came off with some sick 50's rustos... Some Wet looks, One Shots, Derusto's, various companies I never heard of etc. Anybody got any information on the paint company Adelphi? I have a good 30 tins of it, can't find any information anywhere about this company, sick paper labels for days!

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there are many colors from the 1991 initial American Accents line that were discontinued, such as the Classic colors and the silver and gold. Java Brown is one that doesn't pop up much, and some of the early gloss colors are obscure--- it's hard to find their gloss Black in 1991 cans. Indian Spice, Autumn Gold, Maple Sugar, Leafy Green, and others are all classics from the early years, often remembered for their very high quality.

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there are many colors from the 1991 initial American Accents line that were discontinued, such as the Classic colors and the silver and gold. Java Brown is one that doesn't pop up much, and some of the early gloss colors are obscure--- it's hard to find their gloss Black in 1991 cans. Indian Spice, Autumn Gold, Maple Sugar, Leafy Green, and others are all classics from the early years, often remembered for their very high quality.

 

Java Bean?

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