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Placomusophilia

Term for collecting (Greek philos = friend, preference/affinity for certain objects) the small metal capsules commonly found in sparkling wine bottles, which are located between the agraffe (wire mesh) and the cork. These capsules, known in French as "plaque de muselet", are used as advertising media through corresponding imprints. Especially in France, there is a large collector scene of champagne bottle capsules, with old stamps of course being particularly sought after. The term is made up of "placomuso" and "philie". Placomuso is an artificial word formed from "plaque" (plaque) and "muselet" (wire basket = agraffe). See also under wine-growing customs.

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