Welcome to the
magnificent world of BEERCANS.
For the most people just rubbish, but for collectors real treasures.
My name is Ron Heber. Living in the Netherlands and collector of 9-2/3 fl. oz. or 275 ml beer cans.
Brewery Collectors Club of America (#26624)
One Can One Country Chapter
The day that I start collecting
beer cans, I never could imagine that these beverage containers would have such
an impact in my further life. It all started years ago when I made a bicycle
tour with some friends. It was in the middle of the summer and ofcourse we had
to stop regularly for some refreshments. I was surprised that there were so many
different beercans. In that time, mid 70's, the type of cans were changing from
crimped steel to drawn steel. In no time I had hundreds of cans. Not only Dutch brands but also lots of German and Belgium
beer cans because I live only a few miles from these borders. After collecting a while I found a
beer can collector club in the Netherlands : Blik op Blik and a few months later
I became a member of the
largest breweriana club of the world: Brewery Collectibles Club of America. Being a member of a collector club gives you lots of benefits like contact
with other members, national and international trade-shows and advertising space in the newspaper of the
clubs. At this moment I have about 15.000
beercans in my collection: all types-all sizes. At some point I had to make a
decision what to do with my collection because I was out of space for new shelves. I have a magnificent wife but
she don't want the whole house filled with beer cans!! So I
only my favourite type of beer can: 275ml or 9-2/3 fl.oz. Later
I found a book with pictures
of these cans; "The Class Guide to Foreign Beer Cans
1 by Jeffrey C.
Cameron" and since that time I try to complete my collection. But, as it is with
the most collections, this is very difficult and probably impossible.
so many different cans. Not only
brands but also the variations on the cans; different colours, text, canning
The most of these cans are from the United Kingdom but the Netherlands, Jamaica, Rhodesia, Sweden, Denmark, Malta, Norway, France, Germany and Ireland also produced these cans. Sometimes you can find cans on flea-markets etcetera. But the easiest way to find new cans is at tradeshows and on the internet. And I have also lots of help from other can collectors.
The day I finished the first edition of this website in October 2009, I started with 1132 small cans on my shelves.
At this moment (Jan 30, 2022) I have listed 1720 275 ml or 9-2/3 oz cans!
You will see pictures of all cans in the COLLECTION section.
Thanks to all the friends who helped me to build this collection!!!
|December 2021: Added all known 10 oz Cone Tops to this site|
|January 2022: Added one of my most wanted cans; FT-C-14 Castle Lager from Rhodesia|
|February 2022: listed a bunch of steel cans in the "For Sale" section|