Larwood Limited is a company which buys and sells rare and vintage beer cans, as well as providing information to collectors of beer cans and related breweriana.
Larwood Limited was founded in 1991 by Ted Larsen. Larsen has collected beer cans since 1975, and is now recognised as one of the top dealers in the US, according to the Larwood website.
The Larwood website states that the company has evaluated and purchased some of the best beer can collections in existence, building a sterling reputation for itself in the area.
The company primarily deals with beer can collectors, buying and selling rare and vintage examples which are displayed on its website.
Cans for sale are exhibited in a catalogue available from Larwood; its 2009 catalogue included over 1,400 high quality vintage cans, offering collectors a wide range of choice.
The website also features a ‘Beer and Soda Can Inquiry Form’, allowing sellers to provide detail about rare or vintage beer cans that they would like to consign to Larwood.
Larwood maintains an extensive and up-to-date online gallery of unique and rare beer cans (and collections) for collectors to enjoy. The gallery includes various types of can, including cone tops, crowntainers, quarts, flat tops and pull tops.
The website provides a large amount of useful information for beer can collectors and enthusiasts.
It has an FAQ, answering questions about what cans Larwood are likely to be interested in, as well detailed descriptions of the different types of collectible beer cans.
Also included is a list of reference books and publications, which provide in-depth information about the hobby for collectors.
The website includes contacts for major breweriana clubs and societies in the US, and an extensive article on the history of the beer can as well as a timeline of its evolution.
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