Gallery of Shotgun Shell Boxes

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After one look at these gorgeous vintage shell boxes, is it any wonder that so many people spend so much time and money
hunting for and buying them? As you can see from the estimated price for most of the boxes, they range from very extreme to very reasonable. (The prices reflect boxes in top condition.) Just like glass target balls, as more and more of these gems get into collections, the prices will continue to escalate. All these came to the dealer, than to the shooter, in large wooden crates that held twenty shell boxes. This changed in the early 1950’s when the ammunition companies changed to cardboard boxes. These wood crates are also collectable.

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Two rare “Christmas Boxes” produced by Winchester and UMC. Each box held 100 empty shells, and worth about $10,000 to $15,000 each.
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This very Winchester Star Paper Shot Shell “Christmas Box” sold recently for $39,100., a record for a shell box.

Two “100 Count Boxes” produced by Winchester and UMC. Each box held 100 empty shells, and worth about $2,00 to $5,00 each. Each box contained new, empty shells for reloading.
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Two “100 Count Boxes” produced by Winchester and Eley. Each box held 100 empty shells, and worth about $2,00 to $5,00 each. Each box contained new, empty shells for reloading.
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Two “100 Count Boxes” produced by Winchester and UMC. Each box held 100 empty shells, and worth about $2,00 to $5,00 each. Each box contained new, empty shells for reloading.
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Rare “Duvrock:” Peters High
Velocity .410 Gauge
$600 Box

12 Gauge "Duck Cartridges." Super rare 1898 Winchester
12 Gauge “Duck Cartridges.”
Super rare 1898 Winchester

Rare "Diana" Cartridges California Powder Works $5,000 Box
Rare “Diana” Cartridges
California Powder Works
$5,000 Box

Rare E. K. Tryon Company Box Possible Fred Coleman Box Hand Loaded for Tryon Co.
Rare E. K. Tryon Company Box
Possible Fred Coleman Box
Hand Loaded for Tryon Co.

"Pointer" 12 Ga. Shell Box Clinton Cartridge Co. $700.00 Box
“Pointer” 12 Ga. Shell Box
Clinton Cartridge Co.
$700.00 Box

"Shur-Shot" Shells Remington-UMC Shell Box $100.00 box
“Shur-Shot” Shells
Remington-UMC Shell Box
$100.00 box

"Popular Cartridges" Super Rare Peters Shell Box
“Popular Cartridges”
Super Rare Peters Shell Box

"Skeet Load" Staynless Winchester $125 Box
“Skeet Load” Staynless
Winchester
$125 Box

"Defiance" Trap Load US Cartridge Co.
“Defiance” Trap Load
US Cartridge Co.

"New Chief" Paper Shells Western Ammunition Co.
“New Chief” Paper Shells
Western Ammunition Co.

Rare "Squirrel" Box Peters Cartridge Co. $900 Box
Rare “Squirrel” Box
Peters Cartridge Co.
$900 Box

One Piece "Pheasant Box" Winchester $800 Box
One Piece “Pheasant Box”
Winchester
$800 Box

One Piece "Quail Box" Winchester $600 Box
One Piece “Quail Box”
Winchester
$600 Box

"Ranger" Staynless Winchester $50.00 Box
“Ranger” Staynless
Winchester
$50.00 Box

"Pointer" Trapshooting Clinton Cartridge Co. $800 Box
“Pointer” Trapshooting
Clinton Cartridge Co.
$800 Box

"Referee" Semi-Smokeless Peters Cartridge Co. $800 Box
“Referee” Semi-Smokeless
Peters Cartridge Co.
$800 Box

"League" Rabbit Peters Cartridge Co. $2,000 Box
“League” Rabbit
Peters Cartridge Co.
$2,000 Box

"Target" Paper Shot Shells Peters Cartridge Co. 700 Box
“Target” Paper Shot Shells
Peters Cartridge Co.
700 Box

"Leader" Smokeless Powder Winchester $125.00 Box
“Leader” Smokeless Powder
Winchester
$125.00 Box

"Super W Speed" Winchester
“Super W Speed”
Winchester

"Nitro Club" Game Loads Remington Goose Load $1200 Box
“Nitro Club” Game Loads
Remington Goose Load
$1200 Box

"Nitro Express" Game Loads Remington Long Range $250 Box
“Nitro Express” Game Loads
Remington Long Range
$250 Box

Rare "Liberty Shells" Liberty Cartridge Co.
Rare “Liberty Shells”
Liberty Cartridge Co.

"Mallard" Loaded Shot Shells Clinton Cartridge Co. $1,500 Box
“Mallard” Loaded Shot Shells
Clinton Cartridge Co.
$1,500 Box

"High Gun" Paper Shot Shells Peters Cartridge Co.
“High Gun” Paper Shot Shells
Peters Cartridge Co.

"New Rival" Black Powder Shells Winchester $175 Box
“New Rival” Black Powder Shells
Winchester
$175 Box

"High Velocity Rustless" Shells Peters Cartridge Co.
“High Velocity Rustless” Shells
Peters Cartridge Co.

"Nitro Express" Kleanbore Shells Remington
“Nitro Express” Kleanbore Shells
Remington

"New Club" Shells Remington/UMC
“New Club” Shells
Remington/UMC

"Referee" Semi-Smokeless Peters Cartridge Co.
“Referee” Semi-Smokeless
Peters Cartridge Co.

"Standard" DuPont Smokeless Selby Cartridge Co.
“Standard” DuPont Smokeless
Selby Cartridge Co.

"Selby Loads, Black Shell" Selby Cartridge Co.
“Selby Loads, Black Shell”
Selby Cartridge Co.

"Referee" Semi-Smokeless Peters Cartridge Co.
“Referee” Semi-Smokeless
Peters Cartridge Co.

"Blue Wing Teal" Smokeless Peters Cartridge Co.
“Blue Wing Teal” Smokeless
Peters Cartridge Co.

"Ranger Super Trap Load" Winchester
“Ranger Super Trap Load”
Winchester

"Ranger Super Skeet Load" Winchester
“Ranger Super Skeet Load”
Winchester

"High Power" Shot Shells Federal Cartridge Co.
“High Power” Shot Shells
Federal Cartridge Co.

"Nublack" Black Powder Winchester
“Nublack” Black Powder
Winchester

"Indian" Loaded Shells Robin Hood Ammunition Co. $1000-$1500 Box
“Indian” Loaded Shells
Robin Hood Ammunition Co.
$1000-$1500 Box

"Mallard" Sport Loads Sears-Roebuck Co.
“Mallard” Sport Loads
Sears-Roebuck Co.

"Super X" Shotgun Shells Western Cartridge Co.
“Super X” Shotgun Shells
Western Cartridge Co.

"Climax" Smokeless US Cartridge Co
“Climax” Smokeless
US Cartridge Co

"New Club" Black Powder Western Cartridge Co.
“New Club” Black Powder
Western Cartridge Co.

"Field" Super X Western Cartridge Co.
“Field” Super X
Western Cartridge Co.

"Victor Rustless" Smokeless Peters Cartridge Co.
“Victor Rustless” Smokeless
Peters Cartridge Co.

"Selby Loads, Shot Shell" Selby Cartridge Co.
“Selby Loads, Shot Shell”
Selby Cartridge Co.

"American Shot Shells" American Cartridge Co
“American Shot Shells”
American Cartridge Co

"New Victor" Kings Smokeless" Peters Cartridge Co. $7000 Box
“New Victor” Kings Smokeless”
Peters Cartridge Co.
$7000 Box

"Ajax Heavies" Long-Range US Cartridge Co
“Ajax Heavies” Long-Range
US Cartridge Co

"Defiance" Shot Shells US Cartridge Co
“Defiance” Shot Shells
US Cartridge Co

"Climax" Shot-Shells US Cartridge Co
“Climax” Shot-Shells
US Cartridge Co

"Climax Heavies" Long Range US Cartridge Co
“Climax Heavies” Long Range
US Cartridge Co

"All-Brass" Shot-Shells US Cartridge Co
“All-Brass” Shot-Shells
US Cartridge Co

"Record" Loaded Paper Shells Western Ammunition Co.
“Record” Loaded Paper Shells
Western Ammunition Co.

"Field" Trap Load Western Ammunition Co.
“Field” Trap Load
Western Ammunition Co.

"Repeater Oval" Smokeless Winchester
“Repeater Oval” Smokeless
Winchester

"Repeater" Smokless Winchester
“Repeater” Smokless
Winchester

"Romax" Shot-Shells US Cartridge Co
“Romax” Shot-Shells
US Cartridge Co

"Climax Heavies" Long Range US Cartridge Co
“Climax Heavies” Long Range
US Cartridge Co

"Defiance" Shot Shells US Cartridge Co
“Defiance” Shot Shells
US Cartridge Co

"Rival" Paper Shot Shells Winchester
“Rival” Paper Shot Shells
Winchester

"Magnum" Kleanbore Remington
“Magnum” Kleanbore
Remington

"Ranger" Smokeless Powder Winchester
“Ranger” Smokeless Powder
Winchester

"AA" Trap Load Winchester
“AA” Trap Load
Winchester

"Trap Loads" Nitro Club Remington $400 Box
“Trap Loads” Nitro Club
Remington
$400 Box

"Game Loads" Grouse Load Remington $300-$400 Box
“Game Loads” Grouse Load
Remington
$300-$400 Box

"Trap Loads" Squirrel Load Remington $600 Box
“Trap Loads” Squirrel Load
Remington
$600 Box

"Game Loads" Snipe Load Remington $600 Box
“Game Loads” Snipe Load
Remington
$600 Box

"Game Loads" Rabbit Load Remington $400 Box
“Game Loads” Rabbit Load
Remington
$400 Box

"Game Loads" Quail Load Remington $400 Box
“Game Loads” Quail Load
Remington
$400 Box

"Eclipse" Loaded Shells Robin Hood Ammunition Co. $1500 Box
“Eclipse” Loaded Shells
Robin Hood Ammunition Co.
$1500 Box

"Crack Shoot" Loaded Shells Austin Ammunition Co. $1500 Box
“Crack Shoot” Loaded Shells
Austin Ammunition Co.
$1500 Box

"Pointer" Loaded Shells Meriden Fine Arms Co. $800 Box
“Pointer” Loaded Shells
Meriden Fine Arms Co.
$800 Box

"Premier" Loaded Shells Peters Cartridge Co. $1500 Box
“Premier” Loaded Shells
Peters Cartridge Co.
$1500 Box

"Target" Loaded Shells Peters Cartridge Co. $300 Box
“Target” Loaded Shells
Peters Cartridge Co.
$300 Box

"Standard" Loaded Shells Selby Smelting Co. $300 Box
“Standard” Loaded Shells
Selby Smelting Co.
$300 Box

"New Victor" Loaded Shells Peters Cartridge Co. $1500 Box
“New Victor” Loaded Shells
Peters Cartridge Co.
$1500 Box

"High Gun" Loaded Shells Peters Cartridge Co. $600 Box
“High Gun” Loaded Shells
Peters Cartridge Co.
$600 Box

"Quick Shot" Crimped Cartridges Peters Cartridge Co. $8,000 Box
“Quick Shot” Crimped Cartridges
Peters Cartridge Co.
$8,000 Box
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Winchester Salesmen’s Window Shells
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CLINTON CARTRIDGE COMPANY

box-01
$1200.00-$1500.00

box-02
$600.00-$800.00

box-03
$500.00-$700.00

box-04
$250.00-$400.00

box-05
$750.00-$1000.00

box-06
$400.00-$600.00

box-07
$800.00-$1200.00

box-08
$400.00-$600.00
PETERS

box-09
$600.00-$900.00

box-10
$600.00-$800.00

box-11
$225.00-$325.00

box-12
$300.00-$500.00

box-13
$400.00-$500.00

box-14
$900.00-$1250.00

box-15
$500.00-$800.00

box-16
$900.00-$1250.00

box-17
$700.00-$1000.00

box-18
$300.00-$500.00

box-19
$500.00-$700.00

box-20
$2000.00-$3000.00

box-21
$900.00-$1250.00

box-22
$900.00-$1250.00

box-23
$100.00-$250.00

box-24
$700.00-$900.00

box-25
$300.00-$500.00

box-26
$50.00-$100.00

box-27
$150.00-$250.00

box-28
$600.00-$800.00

box-29
$900.00-$1200.00

box-30
$500.00-$700.00

box-31
$200.00-$300.00

box-32
$2500.00-$3500.00

box-33
$1750.00-$2250.00

box-34
$1500.00-$2000.00

box-35
$150.00-$250.00

box-36
$600.00-$800.00

box-37
$1000.00-$1250.00
US CARTRIDGE COMPANY

box-38
$150.00-$200.00

box-39
$75.00-$100.00

box-40
$200.00-$300.00

box-41
$200.00-$300.00

box-42
$300.00-$400.00

box-43
$50.00-$100.00

box-44
$100.00-$200.00

box-45
$75.00-$125.00
ROBIN HOOD

box-46
$500.00-$800.00

box-47
$3000.00-$4000.00

box-48
$1000.00-$1500.00

box-49
$2500.00-$3000.00

box-50
$1300.00-$1600.00

box-51
$1000.00-$1250.00

box-52
$3000.00-$3500.00

box-53
$3500.00-$4000.00
FEDERAL

box-54
$500.00-$700.00

box-55
$400.00-$500.00

box-56
$25.00-$50.00

box-57
$25.00-$50.00

box-58
$25.00-$50.00

box-59
$1500.00-$2000.00

box-60
$1500.00-$2000.00

box-61
$300.00-$400.00
SELBY

box-62
$100.00-$200.00

box-63
$400.00-$500.00

box-64
$200.00-$300.00
CHAMBERLIN

box-65
$500.00-$800.00

box-66
$4000.00-$6000.00

box-67
$4000.00-$6000.00

box-68
$4000.00-$6000.00

box-69
$4000.00-$6000.00

box-70
$4000.00-$6000.00

box-71
$4000.00-$6000.00

box-72
$4000.00-$6000.00

box-73
$2000.00-$2500.00

box-74
$1200.00-$1500.00

box-75
$2000.00-$3000.00

box-76
$800.00-$1500.00
UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE COMPANY

box-77
$750.00-$1000.00

box-78
$100.00-$200.00

box-79
$100.00-$200.00

box-80
$1200.00-$1500.00

box-81
$800.00-$1100.00

box-83
$1200.00-$1500.00
REMINGTON-UMC
game loads

deer-game-loads
$300.00-$400.00
game loads

brandt
$1500.00-$2000.00
game loads

duck
$200.00-$300.00
game loads

heavy-duck
$150.00-$250.00
game loads

grouse
$300.00-$400.00
game loads

pheasant
$500.00-$750.00
game loads

goose
$1000.00-$1200.00
game loads

dove
$400.00-$600.00
game loads

kleanbore-rabbit
$325.00-$425.00
game loads

rabbit
$300.00-$400.00
game loads

hare
$500.00-$750.00
game loads

snipe
$400.00-$600.00
game loads

skeet
$325.00-$425.00
game loads

quail
$300.00-$400.00
trap load

trap
$300.00-$400.00
trap load

handicap
$750.00-$1000.00

box-84
$200.00-$400.00

box-85
$150.00-$250.00

box-86
$25.00-$50.00

box-87
$25.00-$50.00

box-88
$100.00-$200.00

box-89
$200.00-$300.00

box-90
$50.00-$100.00

box-91
$50.00-$100.00
WINCHESTER

box-92
$600.00-$800.00

box-93
$500.00-$700.00

box-94
$225.00-$350.00

box-95
$75.00-$125.00

winchester71
$75.00-$100.00

winchester70
$150.00-$275.00

box128
$500.00-$750.00

box130
$200.00-$300.00

box94
$900.00-$1200.00

box95
$300.00-$500.00

box96
$100.00-$200.00

w-oval
$200.00-$400.00

winchester58
$25.00-$50.00

winchester52
$200.00-$400.00

winchester55
$400.00-$600.00

winchester54
$2000.00-$3000.00

winchester53
$100.00-$205.00

winchester56
$75.00-$125.00

winchester57
$75.00-$125.00

winchester59
$800.00-$100.00

winchester64
$50.00-$75.00

winchester62
$50.00-$75.00

winchester60
$50.00-$75.00

winchester61
$15.00-$225.00

winchester69
$100.00-$175.00

winchester67
$100.00-$175.00

winchester68
$100.00-$175.00

box99
$75.00-$125.00
WESTERN

box86
$400.00-$500.00

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$100.00-$200.00

box88
$200.00-$250.00

box89
$50.00-$100.00

box100
$50.00-$100.00

box111
$50.00-$100.00

box8
$1200.00-$1500.00

western-trap
$400.00-$500.00

western-field-1
$400.00-$500.00

western-00001
$1250.00-$1500.00

western-00002
$1250.00-$1500.00

western-00003
$1000.00-$1250.00

western-00004
$1250.00-$1500.00

western-00005
$750.00-$1000.00

western-00006
$200.00-$250.00

western-00007
$1500.00-$2000.00

western-00009
$1500.00-$2000.00

western-00010
$550.00-$750.00

western-00013
$1300.00-$1600.00

western-00012
$550.00-$750.00
AUSTIN

box64
$1500.00-$2000.00

box121
$1700.00-$2350.00

austin-1
$1500.00-$2000.00

austin-2
$2000.00-$3000.00
MONTGOMERY WARD

box42
$200.00-$300.00

box85
$50.00-$100.00

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$100.00-$200.00

m-ward-0004
$200.00-$300.00
CALIFORNIA POWDER WORKS

box14aaa
$3000.00-$4000.00

box6
$4500.00-$5000.00

calif-1
$2000.00-$3000.00

calif-2
$4000.00-$5000.00
GAMBLES COMPANIES

box68
$100.00-$200.00

gambles-1
$200.00-$300.00

gambles-2
$100.00-$200.00

gambles-3
$100.00-$200.00
MISCELLANEOUS COMPANIES

box69
$200.00-$400.00

box79
$125.00-$250.00

box54
$1200.00-$1600.00

box60
$1500.00-$2000.00

box90
$400.00-$600.00

box16
$500.00-$700.00

box5
$1000.00-$1500.00

box84
$400.00-$600.00

box123
$700.00-$900.00

box122
$400.00-$600.00

box74
$2000.00-$3000.00

box1
$800.00-$1200.00