I do not collect many of the "set", commemorative, or special offer cans
because of limited room to display. However, my graphic senses get the best of me sometimes and I end up looking far
and wide for the one missing can to complete a set I like too much. This seems to happen mostly with Japanese cans.
There was a set I had been trying to complete: the "Kirin Favored Views". I FINALLY CAUGHT
THE ELUSIVE ONE ON EBAY... BUY-IT-NOW EVEN! SO HAPPY TO COMPLETE A 15 YEAR HUNT. Below
is a link to a page about these cans with pictures of each of the ten cans I now have. I do not
know if there are more than ten, certainly hoping I have it complete! Any information you might have would be greatly
Kirin "Favored Views"
SO... I am affirming the joys of set collecting, just when you finish one set, you invariably find you
need some more to complete another. Dave Vogl just completed my quest for the Oda Nobunaga Sapporo set.
At least I think that is what the set is about, I AM NOT AN EXPERT on Japanese. I now have all 6 of the cans shown
below plus a 7th which has the same two Japanese Characters over a silhouette of a castle on hill with gold sun behind.
|Finally got both of the "need" cans below!
|Thanks to Dave Vogl for showing me the way, and then getting me the last one!
Not every can I am looking for is necessarily rare, quite a few times the can is common but the folks
who have them to trade just don't think anyone is interested and therefore don't bring them to shows, post them on websites,
or auction them on Ebay. It is difficult to get pictures of such cans before I find them for the shelves.
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