I always wonder about this sort of thing but I may have to go this time if I have good manners. It appears my city will soon host the national celebration of beer stuff, according to our local Whig-Standard:
The Limestone Brewerianist Club - the name means a collector of beer bottles or beer-related merchandise and advertising, and the local chapter has about 20 members - will host the 29th annual convention of the Collectors of Canadian Brewery Advertising on the second weekend of August. As part of the activities, people can bring in their beer-themed products, from bottles and cans to openers and old ads, to find out what they are worth.
Now I am not in any sense a brewerianist - but I do like a decent antique as much as the next guy. My favorite local pub is a virtual museum of the stuff and I do know someone with a home basement filled with his father's collection gathered over his years of being a brewery driver. I suppose my favorite sort of beer related stuff would be openers as they are both still entirely useful and not breakable. I have a few nice ones that are likely half a century old with brand names long lost to the Canadian beer scene.
But what should I really be looking for if I want to snab something special? A 1800's geueze glass perhaps? That kölschkranz with a fill set of glassware, as illustrated, that not one of you has bought for me...yet? What would you want if you could find it?