Q: I've had this Planters Peanuts can for many years. Incorporated with the lid is a nut chopper. It is in very good condition considering how many times it has been refilled and used. It has a copyright date of 1938. Can you tell me any more about it? Does it have any value?
A: The nut grinder lid on your Planters Peanuts can was a mail-away premium offer from Planters in the 1950s. It was meant to fit on the small 4-ounce can of peanuts. According to the directions in the original 1950 brochure, simply put the grinder on top of the opened can, tip the can upside down, turn the key handle, and chop as much or as little as you need. The design on your can was first used in 1938. The nut chopper lid sells for between $30 and $40. The original mailing box adds to the price. The lid with a can in good condition sells for around $100.
Planters Peanuts Can