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Canned Meat

Canned meat at the Helsinki Old Market Hall, Finland

Canned meat at the Helsinki Old Market Hall, Finland

At some point, it is hard to decipher exactly when, a compulsion for acquisition suddenly becomes a ‘collection’.

Beef Goulash

Beef Goulash

My collection of canned meat is something I can, with some certainty, trace. It is really a spin off of my collection of recalled items. UK and EU beef products were banned, and pulled from shelves, during the mad cow disease scare. And so I began to collect canned meat, beginning with corned beef from the UK. Then I began to pick up any canned meat with an interesting label, from anywhere. Old fashioned illustrations of  animals and fish being the most highly sought after.

This label was probably recently designed, yet looks antique.

This label was probably recently designed, yet looks antique.

Eastern Europe and China by far have the most diverse beasts in tins, and the prettiest labels.

There's a bear in there, and a reindeer as well

There's a bear in there, and a reindeer as well

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