Begun during the Bicentenary of the French Revolution in 1989, the collection of screen-printed bottles by Daniel Carmona reaches 300 copies. Sunday October 3, it will be on the collector’s market in Toulouse to offer them to the public.
Sunday October 3 will be a sad day for Daniel Carmona, collector of screen-printed bottles for thirty years. That day, he sold his lots on the collectors market rue de la Concorde in Toulouse. It all started for the bicentenary of the French Revolution in 1989. Daniel Carmona, former commercial in catering, decides to start a collection of screen-printed bottles. After three decades, Daniel now has 300 bottles of cinema, showbiz, aeronautics, history, etc. : “The amateur can find what he wants. Bottles engraved with a camera for the 7th art, Jules Verne for literature, Jean Jaurès for the more political aspect or even Dick Rivers for rock & roll. There are also themes on the vine with a bottle on the Fronton from 1991 or the Rosée de la Dépêche from 1994. Without forgetting the Tour de France version sport, football with the Greens of Saint-Etienne or the shield of Brennus for rugby. There are also humorous bottles with slogans like “I have a good descent” to extol the merits of skiing ”. So many bottles unearthed in flea markets or given by friends or even discoveries at wine merchants. A collection which unfortunately Daniel Carmona has to part with due to relocation and reduced surface area. “Leaving these patiently collected bottles saddens me a lot,” he admits. It’s a bit of me who goes with them. In thirty years, they have witnessed episodes in my life, and also encounters ”. Daniel does not abandon the collection, however. He has also found a new one: “I am going to start a collection of wire caps, these are the metal collars of champagne bottles”.