Remarks: "Bay State Ale. Circa: Late 1938. This National Can Corporation, 12 ounce container, lists Patents Pending and was filled by Commonwealth Brewing Corporation of Springfield, Massachusetts. This is the same package design as seen on the previous page (USBC-OI 78) with, however; the added black shading to the gray enamel on the face panel. As an added note, an example of this package design has not been discovered for the matching Bay State Beer. This Grade 2- example is arguably the best of only seven examples known to the author, and a quality, Grade 1 example may not exist. Rarity Rating: R-8." Reprinted with permission from Kevin C. Lilek.