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Inverted Face on Treasures Tin - Defective or Valuable?

Old 10-22-06, 01:39 PM
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It sounds satanic! Do the discs play backwards too?
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Pics?
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Probably not worth anything special - unless, of course, you do a "brass rubbing" type thing and get it tranferred to a grilled cheese sandwich and then list it on eBay.
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It is kind of rare. Post a pic.
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Disney memorabilia collectors might pay a premium for it.
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It's on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/SILLY-SYMPHONIES...ayphotohosting

The one in the middle has the picture upsidedown.

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Old 10-23-06, 11:35 AM
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na.
what you mean is the sticker is upside down. hardly of any extra value.
i've seen a star warss trilogy where one disc had the wrong film on it. nobody really went crazy for it.
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It's only worth what someone wants to pay you for it.
Old 10-23-06, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by JamesDFarrow
It's on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/SILLY-SYMPHONIES...ayphotohosting

The one in the middle has the picture upsidedown.

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That's the one. The interesting question is: Is the tin worth more or less with the inverted picture?

If I only had the one Silly Symphonies in my collection, as I do, I'd want the picture facing the right way.

But given how rare this may be, what sort of collectible value does it have? Stamps and Coins with defects end up going for quite a bit. I guess it depends on how "collectible" people view DVDs.

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Old 10-23-06, 06:14 PM
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I love how the eBay seller makes a big deal in his print that the tins are all undented when there is a rather obvious ding at the top right corner of the "inverted" tin.

It also appears that none of the three tins are shrinkwrapped, which seems odd. All of my unopened tins are shrinkwrapped (including a first wave Disneyland USA) with various stickers on top of the shrinkwrap. This might vary, of course, depending on where the tins were bought.
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I have a sealed Donald tin with the same defect (upside down labeling) that I found
at Coscto. I was hoping to read that this was actually worth something
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Originally Posted by Brooklyn
I have a sealed Donald tin with the same defect (upside down labeling) that I found
at Coscto. I was hoping to read that this was actually worth something
I'd love to see a pic! This auction will be a good indicator of what your tin is worth.
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Non-shrinkwrapped with an easily steam-removed sticker that's inverted?

Mighty rare -- that it would be worth much. Even shrinkwrapped wouldn't help since that's so easy to do. If there were only one from the factory it would be so easy to duplicate that you couldn't maintain its value.
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Non-shrinkwrapped with an easily steam-removed sticker that's inverted?

Mighty rare -- that it would be worth much. Even shrinkwrapped wouldn't help since that's so easy to do. If there were only one from the factory it would be so easy to duplicate that you couldn't maintain its value.
The seller does state that these are shrinkwrapped in the notes section on the bottom - I think they're just hard to see.

This doesn't appear to be some type of forgery since the indentation around the picture is higher up on the tin. The tin was probably flipped around by mistake before it was "stamped" with the picture. Given that over 100,000 of these were made, its not surprising that a few came out this way.

More interesting than the inversion is the chronological order of the tins. I've seen this before though when buying tins at Bestbuy - tins from the same batch usually end up on the same shelf somewhere.

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Originally Posted by maysasw
This doesn't appear to be some type of forgery since the indentation around the picture is higher up on the tin. The tin was probably flipped around by mistake before it was "stamped" with the picture.
Yeah, that's true. I hadn't noticed that when looking at the single picture of the inverted picture tin.

It still looks like just a curiosity though. Not what would be considered a rarity. Kind of like an off-center dollar bill.
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How about just no big deal?

I have some comic books that were printed with two covers and a CD that came packaged with two booklets, but I don't consider they would be more valueable. I guess to some people they might be, but why?
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http://www.usatoday.com/money/2006-0...int-bill_x.htm

Money yes! I dont know about Dvd tins though.
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That $20 is a bit different than an upside down sticker on a tin, though.

Mistakes in manufacture happen, especially for something like an upside down sticker on a DVD tin. You might be able to find someone who thinks the sticker problem is a rarity and they must have it today, but at the end of the day it's not going to be worth anything more than it already retails for. Just my .02.
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I once bought a Campbell's Soup can with an upside down label. I thought I was going to be rich - until my father turned the can right side up.

Also, I found a bent penny in a parking lot and I still have it! Do you think it's worth anything?
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i'll give you a wooden nickel for it

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