About Me


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Me and my collection

I’m Davide Mascherini, I live in northern Italy, in Mirandola, near Modena, I’m collecting crown caps since 1983. I started to collect them in a Yugoslavian beach during my holidays with my parents. I started crown caps trading in 1995 (I had only 2.500 caps) when I met Roberto D'Agostino (now the best italian collector), who opened my eyes about worldwide crown caps collecting. In 1999 I decided to set up my collection homepage and I started scanning all my crown caps.

Early in 2001 I reached my cap number 20.000 and late in 2018 I reached 100.000 different crowns. I’m interested in every kind of crown caps (beer, soda, cola, water, wine, fruit juice, milk and so on…). I'm very interested in football (soccer) and baseball related caps. Previously I stored my crown caps in many and many covered wood squares, hanging them on my bedroom walls. Sleeping between crown caps walls was really fantastic, but early in 1999 , with many more crown caps in my collection and not enough space in my room, I decided to change my storing method. I bought several binders with plastic sheets, sorting the caps by country and alphabetically.  In 2003 I changed again and, thanks to my grandfather, who was a carpenter, I got many wooden plates where now I store caps from my "big" countries; "small" countries are stored in cd-covers; sets and series are stored in binders with plastic sheets.

I collect the same cap made by different caps producers (you can usually find the producer logo, factory sign, on the cap side). I'm member of Crowncaps Collectors Society International (CCSI), Co-founder/admin of www.crowncaps.info homepage, founder/admin of Davide's Crown Caps Forum. I'm also part of "il Barattolo", italian breweriana collectors club.











Very special thanks go to my brother in law Roberto "Ciriz" Rossi, my best supporter and "caps finder" in pubs and restaurants!