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Placomusophilia

Term for collecting (grch. philos = friend, preference/tilt for certain objects) the small metal capsules that are common for sparkling wine bottles and are located between agraffe (wire mesh) and cork. These capsules, which are called "Plaque de muselet" in French, serve as an advertising medium through corresponding imprints. Especially in France there is a large collector's scene of champagne bottle capsules, whereby of course especially old brands are very sought after. The term is composed of "placomuso" and "philie". Placomuso is a made-up word, which was formed from "plaque" (plaque) and "muselet" (wire basket = agraffe).

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