SECTIONS A THROUGH Z OF THIS LIST HAVE BEEN UP-DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2012. FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR WHO IS STILL LOOKING FOR VARIOUS CANS THAT THEY MAY HAVE MISSED FROM BEFORE 1970 TO 2011, THIS MAY BE THE LAST CHANCE TO ACQUIRE THEM.
AMERICAN 12 OZ. CANS FROM THE LETTERS A THROUGH Z HAVE BEEN REWORKED AND UP-DATED. A TOTAL OF 4,740 ITEMS ARE LISTED AND 96 % ARE PICTURED. ONLY THE KEYSTONE UN-SMOOTH AND SMOOTH ITEMS DO NOT HAVE A PICTURE LINK ATTACHED AS WELL AS A FEW OF THE BCCA CANVENTION CANS. IF A PICTURE DOES NOT APPEAR, PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH THE NAME OF THE ITEM AND ITS NUMBER SO THAT I MAY CHECK IT OUT AND CORRECT THE PROBLEM.
INVENTORIES OF THESE ITEMS ARE LIMITED.
American 16oz. Cans Over 1,000 cans listed, 80% pictured
By James Tabaska
There are many ways in which to build a beer can collection, but before you start you must realize that this is a displayable hobby that requires lots of space ------A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SPACE!!!!!!
If you have a rec room, beer can collecting is great for decorating the walls and/or back bar. You can enchance your collection by adding in things related to the brewing industry like neon signs, clocks, napkins, coasters, bottle caps, playing cards, labels, etc., etc. The list is endless. A den is a nice place to display a collection. Visitors will be impressed and a number of hours will be spent talking about your collection. Once you get into it, it is awesome!!!!!!!
You can build your collection by trading or buying cans from other collectors or dealers in cans. Before becoming terribly involved in trading or buying cans go slow. Make a small trade or purchase to see how reliable the individual is. Are the cans that you acquired in good shape? Were they packed well? No damage? Did they arrive in a timely fashion? Two to three weeks should be a good turn around for trading or purchasing cans in the United States. Also, try to get an idea of the value of the cans you have to trade. Do not trade a conetop or flattop for a current alum. can!!!
If you are trying to sell a collection, please read the following: Grading Beer Cans as it should be very helpful.
Here are some reference books that you may try to acquire to help you:
It should be noted that the Bible and Beer Cans Unlimited are very difficult reference books to acquire and may be out of print.
Beer Can Lists
American 12 oz. Current & Obsolete Beer Cans
American 12 oz. Older/Obsolete Beer Cans
American Odd Size - 7, 8, 10, and 14 oz. Beer Cans
American 16 oz. Beer Cans
Foreign 9 2/3 oz. Beer Cans
Foreign 12 oz. Type Beer Cans - European Cans
Foreign 16 oz. Type Beer Cans
Foreign 500 ML Type Beer Cans
Canadian Beer Cans
New Zealand Beer Cans
Australiam Beer Cans
Current Cans -- New Releases