Article in Portuguese
Gazeta Mercantil (10/11/1999)
passion called Coca-Cola
and specialist in Coca-Cola products, second his own definition,
the student Marcio Shigueo Yamauti, 20 years old, collects everything
related to the mark in one year and half, and there are about 1.500
itens in his collection. "I have everything related to the
mark", says the citizen of São Vicente. Yamauti has
in his collection bottles, pens, posters, cups, and even commercials
recorded in tape.
passion for Coca-Cola began when the boy downloaded the desktop
theme through the internet in 1996. Student of 3rd year od Computer
Sciente at Universidade Santa Cecília, in Santos, Yamauti
accessed the american Coca-Cola site and, at the end of the same
year, he already counted with about 1.400 pieces. "The Coca-Cola
site in United Stated is beautiful and well done and in Brazil there
isn´t one; then, I started have interest to the mark.
the collector´s rarities is the first brazilian bottle dated
from 1951. According to Yamauti, the piece was given by the biggest
collector in Brazil and also Latin America, and 4th biggest in the
world: Geraldo Gayoso, who lives in Rio. Second to Yamauti, the
most part of the pieces was acquired by trading with others collectors,
made through the internet. "Old and foreign bottles are harder
to get", he afirms.