Andreani ana miaka 39 lakini ana makopo ya tangu mwaka 1967, babake pia alimsaidia kukusanya.By Rebecca Seales
Think your recycling's got out of hand? Then spare a thought for collector Davide Andreani, who has stacked up the world's biggest collection of different Coca Cola cans.
The sweet-toothed Italian has more than 10,000 cans, and has been seeking out unusual designs for the global soft drink since he was a child.
His collection includes designs from almost every country - except Cuba and North Korea where the drink is not sold.
Meet the tin man: Davide Andreani, backed by his vast collection, holds one of the first coke cans produced in England, which dates from 1967
When it comes to commitment, can collectors truly are the Real Thing, as the classic slogan goes. When one of them sells a can he no longer needs, it can fetch up to £500.
Mr Andreani, from Pesaro, Italy, said: 'I started to love collecting them when I was young.
'My father would come back from a European business trip and give me the small 150ml cans from the aeroplane or cans with special designs that he had picked up in foreign cities.
'In 1990 I had a few hundred coke cans, then with the internet explosion my collection grew very fast and I now have around 10,000.'
Many of Davide Andreani's treasures are limited edition, including the Milton Keynes can (pictured right), never sold to the general public, which was created in 1986 for the opening of the world's fastest soft drink canning line
A sugar addict's dream: Mr Andreani says the main issue with his hobby is that he only has space to display half of his haul
Limited edition cans are the most sought-after, and Mr Andreani has made it his mission to track down as many as possible.The IT worker said: 'Like all collectors, I love cataloguing my cans and searching for missing pieces.
'I find the hobby of can collecting very fun and inexpensive compared to other types of collection.
'Unfortunately, the only downside is the space - I need so much. Now I can only display about half of my collection.'
Vintage: As the use of imperial measurements shows, some of Davide's collection is many decades old
Spot the difference: They may look similar, but each of these 10,000 cans is subtly different to a keen-eyed collector
He said: 'The most valuable cans are those produced from the factory for a special moment.
'Like gold cans produced for plant openings or special anniversaries. But these cans are very limited and very rare.'
With Coca Cola sold in every country in the world except Cuba and North Korea, there are always new can designs for Mr Andreani to track down and add to his collection.
He said: 'In the can world, the rarest gold cans can be sold for between $400 and $500 (£430).
'My dream is to visit all the countries of the world, but I don't have sufficient money and time. Therefore, I've got to make do with a virtual trip - on the internet.'
King of cans: The collector says the internet has made it much easier to track down rare specimens
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