Post by allcans on Jan 29, 2012 14:48:22 GMT -5
- Diet - Beverage without sugar. Most of these have artificial sweeteners
- Drinking mug - Breweries often had some of their cans made without lids, with the lip of the can rolled (so it wouldn't cut the drinker's lip) and they attached a handle. These mugs might be given out at the brewery or with kegs. Falstaff and Fehr's seemed to produce a lot of mugs from cone top cans in the 1940s.
- Dumper - Can found while dumping. Almost all these are in offgrade condition
- Dumping - Looking for old cans thrown out by consumers in the past. Dumping for cans can been done in the woods, near old campgrounds, old farms, etc.
- East Coast Breweriana Association - Founded in 1970, the same year as the BCCA, the ECBA focuses on collectable's other than cans (although many ECBA members collect beer cans as well). They publish a quarterly magazine and hold their annual meeting in the summer.
- ECBA - abbreviation for East Coast Breweriana Association
- Error can - "Error" or "mistake" cans include such things as an upside down label, labels with colors missing, misprints, double prints, parts of two different labels, etc. The latter includes mixtures of soda and beer cans. In general, error cans are not worth much to most collectors. They are surprisingly common. Sometimes double-printed cans were used to mark the end of a production run and accidentally got through to be packed. Some misprinted cans snuck past the inspector. Cans with two ends, or the wrong end, were usually from a mistake at the canning plant. In the late 1970s, when can collecting was at its height, some can company employees even made error cans to sell to collectors. The exception to this would be pre-World War II cans and, of course, cans that are rare in any condition. But even then, the can is not more to most collectors than the same can without the error.