PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten’s Carnival Coca-Cola can have made into the collection of Davide Andreani, the Guinness world record holder for largest Coca-Cola collector cans. St. Maarten’s Coca-Cola cans are the initiative of local beverage distributor CC1. 2017 marks the second year the cans have been produced for St. Maarten Carnival and the second time CC1 has sent a collector can to Andreani.
Italy's Davide Andreani received his first Coca-Cola can back in 1982 when he was just 5 years old, an event which was to kick off a lifetime's obsession with the soft drink. Soon after, Davide began collecting the distinctive tins, with his father bringing him home unusual designs when returning from his European business trips.
At the last count, confirmed on 14 August 2013, Coke lover Davide was in possession of a record 10,558 unique single-brand cans from 87 countries, setting a new Guinness World Records title for Largest collection of soft drink cans - same brand.
Now 37, all cans in Davide's collection have been emptied through a small hole in the bottom. If they were left on display unemptied, they could oxidize or even explode. Using his website to display rarities in his collection and to assist with trading rare Coca-Cola can collectors’ items, David searches the globe for tins which only appeared in shops for a limited time or sometimes never even released to the public.
This is how he found St. Maarten’s Coca-Cola cans for Carnival and requested them from CC1.