Interesting facts

  • My favourite place - the botanical garden of Jena

    Welcome, dear guest - today let me introduce you that place, which means pure relaxation for me - the botanical garden of Jena. To discover new gardens is always an adventure. For all, who want to do this on their own, I don't want to anticipate anything with my virtual walking tour. I only want to take you on this trip to make you see this wonderful place on earth though my eyes. Indeed - every trip is totally subjective and everyone of you should discover and treasure favourite plants and...  Read more

  • The Inventor - William Painter

    Hooray to the inventor of the crown cap! He lived from 1838-1906. During his creative period he invented more than 80 different things. The crown cap was the smallest invention of him - but the most successful!...  Read more

  • Simplification of Identifying Arabic Crown Caps

    Hello dear collector fellow!For the quick indentification or checking of arabic origin countries I collected some arabic countries, capitals and bigger cities in arabic language and writing. In the most likely case the name of the country or city is written on the skirt of the crown cap.I sorted all arabic hieroglyphes by a system, in which the finding process is made easier and quicker. As we read english from left to right, I sorted the arabic names by the ending characters to recognize them...  Read more

  • Crown Cap Art

    In this section I want to introduce you different kinds of things that can be called crown cap art. Jewelry, toys, clothes and even chairs are made by crown caps which is a nice idea of recycling indeed....  Read more

  • Crown Cap Poetry

    Here I want to show you a song about bottle caps which I wrote in 2008 and recorded in 2011. Give it a listen - hope you enjoy it! :)  Read more

  • CCI Tips & Infos

    For more than a year I am moderator of the CCI catalog. In the following I want to give you useful hints to deal with the most common problems which could occur using you made a negative trade experience with someone, don't hesitate to publish it in the CCI. Choose orange or red arrows and explain exactly what went wrong in your trade to warn other collectors. At the same time please also consider that letters from another continent can take much longer than usually expected....  Read more