5133 different caps from 180 countries

384 new caps

31 August 2013

I've finally managed to add into the database the caps I received during the last month: 384 new caps, including caps from 5 new countries (Guadeloupe, Andorra, South Sudan, Turkmenistan and Botswana).

I would also like to thank Mike Wright, for a fantastic donation of about 180 US caps, many of them new to my collection. Cheers, mate!

Malta Corsaire - White Bull - Lager St Louis - Twist off Alpha - Black Berk - Premium Lager beer

Caps from Malta

15 May 2013

I've been actively trading lately, and today I received another package, this time from Malta. It contained many Maltese caps:

Cisk - Lager Cisk - Premium Quality Lager Beer Cisk - Lager Cisk - Lager Cisk - Premium Lager Cisk - Premium Lager Cisk - Chill Lemon Cisk - Excel Cisk - Excel Lowenbrau - All Over the World Lowenbrau - Lager Farsons - Hopleaf Pale Ale Farsons - Hopleaf Pale Ale Farsons - Shandy Farsons - Blue Label Ale Farsons - Hopleaf Pale Ale Farsons - Simonds Farsons Cisk Lt - Malta Tsingtao - Beer

11 new countries

14 May 2013

A few days ago I received a package containing 11 caps, all from countries new for my collection. They bring up the number of countries in my collection to the somewhat round figure of 170. The 200 countries barrier is getting closer. :)

Titanbrau - B Titanbrau birrificio artigianale sammarinese Royal - All Natural Royal Premium Beer Celestia - Kubuli - Dominica Lager Beer Bario - D'jino - Primus - Biere Number 1 - Sunlik Beer - Premium Beer of the Orient Rosema - Cerveja Pilsen Braniger - B.P. 11245 Niamey

Large package of caps

13 May 2013

Last week I received the largest pack so far: 450 caps, from which about 400 were beer caps. About 260 of them were new for my collection. I spent many, many hours arranging them by country, making photos and then inserting them into the database and I\'m finally done! Below you can see some of the nicer caps from the pack:

Stottner - Privatbrauerei des mogi - Pfaffenberg Niederbayern Rhon Bier - Isotonisch - Alkoholfrei Debowe Mocne - Compania Cervecera de Canarias - Desde 1939 Atlas - Bohemia - Bud Light - Stanley Cup Final Jefferson State Brewery - God Bless America - Liberty 1941 Boreale - Schooner - Molson - Canadian Rocks

Back from the dead

16 April 2013

During the last few months I didn't have a lot of time to manage my collection and especially the website.

Since my last article, on the 10th of January, many things have happened. The most important of them all was the 2nd meeting of the crown cap collectors from Bucharest, which took place sometime in mid February. This time we were glad to also welcome 2 beer label collectors. Hopefully, in time, our numbers will grow.

I also had a few trades, some of which were great. I received some great caps from New Zealand and some smaller neighboring countries, including a cap from Fiji (which represents a new country for my collection), a new cap from Papua New Guinea and a second Vailima cap from Samoa!

Soon, I'll post some of the nicer caps I got..

Fiji Gold - Beer South Pacific - Export - Brewed with Pride - Papua New Guinea Vailima - Urbock - Traditional Bock Beer NZ Pure - Twist Off Fat Yak - Matilda Bay Breweries Emerson's - Tui - East India Pale Ale Moa - Moa Brewing Company Tuatara - Waikato - Twist-Off Only Golden Eagle Beer - Mohan Meakin Limited - ESTD. 1855

Vailima beer cap

10 January 2013

I've been looking for a beer cap from Samoa for a long, long time. Luckily, while browsing on the Internet for collectors which might have Samoan caps, I stumbled upon David Collis from New Zealand. We agreed on a small, but useful trade for both sides, and my dream came true. Here's the new Star in my collection: :)

Vailima -

The 1st Romanian crown caps collectors meeting

01 September 2012

A few days ago, on the 21th of August, I took part at the first Romanian crown caps collectors meeting. 5 collectors took part at the meeting which took place at a pub in downtown Bucharest. We had a lot of fun talking and especially exchanging crown caps. I came home with around 70 caps new to my collection.

A few of them, below:

Sol - Media - No Retornable Dos Equis - Para Abrir - No Retornable Zagorka - Gold Tempelier - Mary Rose - McAuslan Brewing - Banks - Tiger Malt Palm - Viru - Twist off Canis Major - Malta Corona - Bergenbier - Prietenii stiu de ce. - www.bergenbier.ro

Trade in Bucharest

23 June 2012

A few days ago I had a meeting with another crown caps collector from Bucharest, Dan Oprescu.

We exchanged a little over 40 caps. Here are a few of the caps I got:

St. Ambroise - McAuslan Sleeman - Silver Creek Lager Sleeman - Rousse - Red Ale Boreale - Forst - Premium Saku - Strong Aldaris - Tumsais Windhoek - Draught Stary Melnik - Efes - Silva - Strong Dark Beer Canadian -

Large pack from Hungary

16 June 2012

I've just received a very large pack of caps (over 100) from my friend Daniel Mirk in Hungary! Most of them are new for my collection. Thank you very much Dani!

A few images below:

Borsodi - Citromos Edelweiss - Hofbrau Weissbier, Naturtrub Obergarig Veltins - Grapefruit Zwettler - Radler Naturtrub Ottakringer - Bock Berliner Kindl - Weisse Borsodi - Grapefruitos Edelweiss - Kristallklar Weissbier, Erfrischend Obergarig Veltins - Kola Zwettler - Dunkles Ottakringer - Helles Berliner Kindl - Weisse Borsodi - Almas Edelweiss - Gamsbock Weissbier, Naturtrub Obergarig Veltins - Apple Zwettler - Radler Ottakringer - Null Komma Josef, Frische Verschluss Berliner Kindl - Weisse

17 new countries for my collection

12 June 2012

Today I received a fantastic pack containing caps from 23 rare countries, 17 out of which represent new countries for my collection! Thank you Rene!

Below you can see a few of them:

Zambezi - Premium Export Lager Brasserie du Congo - Tusker - Vanuatu Premium Beer - Export Foroya Bjor - Banks - The beer of the Caribbean Djogo - Bier - Paramaribo Suriname Piton - Malta South Pacific Brewery - Caybrew - Cervejas de Mocambique - Istak - Non Alcoholic Malt Beverage Muree Beer -


06 June 2012

Hinano Beer: a new addition to my collection. The crown cap is nice and the beer is pretty tasty.

Hinano - La biere de Tahiti

New caps from Norway

30 May 2012

Today I have added 35 new beer caps to my collection, all from Norway. Thank you Leif!

Here are some of them:

Arendals - Mack - Union Bryggeri - Hansa - Lundetangen - Borg - Berentsens - Atna - Grans - Lagra Ekstra Lenge Grans - Vri mot venstre for a apne Fredrikstad - Pilsner Ringnes - Lettol

Database is up-to-date!

29 April 2012

I've finally managed to bring the database up-to-date. It took me hundreds of hours to take the pictures and fill in the details for every single cap, but it's definitely been worth while. Unfortunately, there are still some caps for which I wasn't able to find any information. If you could help me identify any of the Unknown caps in my collection I would be grateful.

If you'd like to trade with me, please contact me at contact@crown-caps.com

Welcome to crown-caps.com!

01 March 2012

My name is Dan Ionescu and I am a crown cap collector from Bucharest, Romania. I collect beer caps from all over the world. I am a member of the www.crowncaps.info community (CCI #826).

I've started collecting beer caps in the autumn of 2008. Initially, I collected only caps from the beers I personally consumed and I thought I was the only one to have such an uncommon passion. :) But after just a few months I found out that there was an entire community of crown cap collectors on the internet. In January 2009 I did my first trade. At that time my collection contained only around 100 different caps.

Over the years my collection grew and at this moment I have around 2000 caps from more than 100 countries.

My main goal is to expand the number of countries in my collection, so if you have for trading beer caps from any of the countries I don't have in my collection, please contact me and maybe we can arrange a trade.

The website was just recently launched, so I didn't yet have the time to upload many images and information about the caps in my collection. In time I will bring my database up to date with all the caps I own. In the meantime, please feel free to browse through my collection.

Enjoy your stay!