The first part of that statement to change was contemporary. That changed when I found an eBay listing for 132 steel cans from the 70's and 80's. I won the auction and thus began collecting "older" cans, meaning cans I was familiar with while growing up.
The second part of the statement to change was from here. That also changed with an eBay auction when I received a few cans from Canada in a lot I bought from northern USA. Canada may not be as exotic of a foreign land as India or China, but it is another country.
|"You're getting sleepy... you want our cans..."|
So far, I've avoided cans of any alcoholic drinks. And it's mainly for the fact that I have to draw boundaries somewhere for this collection and that's a real easy black-and-white line, either it's alcoholic or it's not. But after doing research on the Japanese cans after I bought them, I discovered that by "not beer," he didn't mean "not alcoholic," but "not beer." The non-Ultraman cans I bought are Chu-Hi which, from my understanding, is the Japanese equivalent of wine coolers or similar fruity low-alcohol content drinks. Oops. But you know what? The cans look really good to me and no one I know will be able to understand the label to know it's alcohol.
Where will I display these cans? The two sets of shelves I built a few weeks ago are already full and I need more display space! The immediate solution is to display the cans I think are the most impressive and box the rest.
And so I wait...