Cleveland to host largest convention of beer collectibles


Reverse-on-glass sign advertising Moose Beer, Duluth, Minn. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers Archive and Showtime Auction Services


AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Collectors are expected to pour into Cleveland this week for the world’s largest show of beer paraphernalia.

More than 500 collectors from 37 states and 13 countries will attend the three-day CANvention beginning Thursday.

CANvention features a variety of breweriana, including cans, signs, mirrors, coasters, labels, lithographs and postcards.

Richard La Susa is a Brewery Collectibles Club of America member from the Phoenix, Arizona, area. La Susa tells the Akron Beacon Journal that there’s no show like the convention anywhere.

La Susa says collectibles can run in price from 25 cents to $40,000.

The 47th annual convention is limited to members for its first two days, but the public can purchase a $10 ticket to attend on Saturday.


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal,

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