Ostankinsky brewery

Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer.

Inscription on cap: останкинский пивзавод.

Top and bottom text are separated with dots. Very rare and interesting variation: no date, no price, a star in the middle.

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Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Production period: before 1963.

Inscription on cap: Останкинский пивзавод

A real rarity because there is a beer glass in the middle instead of a date. No price or type of beer is shown.

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п."

In the word "Жигулевское", all of the letters "Е" are capitalized. The major difference of this variation comaring to the child ones in shape of У and Л in the word "Жигулевское". У looks almost like V.

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п."

This variation is similar to RU420102-0017, but the second letter "е" in the word "Жигулевское" is capitalized whereas the first one is in lower case.

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п."

There is a narrow font. The price "25" is bigger then other text.

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б/п."

This variation is similar to RU420102-0001 but is more rare. The letter "б" and "п" are separated by "/".

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "п-з Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б/пос".

The font is narrow. This variation has as extra text "п-з" and "пос".

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "п-з Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п".

The text has a narrow font, as does RU420102-0005; though "к.б.п" remains as on the standard cap, the text "п-з" is added.

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "п.з. Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.пос".

The narrow font "п.з." is typed using dots; "к.б.пос." has a dot instead of a slash.

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б-пос".

Every letter "е" and "а" in the text is in lower case; "к.б-пос" is typed using a hyphen.

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "Жигулевское", along the outer one - "Останкинский Цена 25 к.б.п".

The price (25) is huge compared to other variations! The two words "останкинский" and "жигулевское" have changed places.

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п".

The price is huge, as on RU420102-0009, but the words "останкинский" and "жигулевское" are in their usual places.

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п".

The date is huge, but all the other text is small.

© Image by Art Zhitnik

Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п".

This variation has a star. It's hard to say what the point of the star was -- maybe it was just part of the design.

© Image by Art Zhitnik

Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п."

In the word "Жигулевское", all the letters "е" letters are stamped as lowercase. This variation is similar to RU420102-0001 but is rarer.

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference – “Останкинский”, along the outer one – “Жигулевское Цена 25 к_б-п”

Despite the RU420102-0002 variation there are only upper case “Е” and “А” in all words. “к” and “б” letters are divided with underscore, “б” and “п” – with dash.

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.пос."

The date and the price printed with big size font. Differs from RU420102-0011 with abbriviation "к.б.пос".

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п."

Unusual big dot in the middle part (a deffective star?).

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское ена 25 к.б.п."

In the word "Жигулевское" all "Е" capitalized. Differs from variation RU420102-0001 with misspelling in the word "цена", it printed as "ена", without the first letter.

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Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the outer circumference "Жигулевское Цена 25 к б п", along the inner one - "Останкинский".

A steel clone of RU420102-0001.

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Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б/п."

Alike RU420102-0004 but made of steel. The letter "б" and "п" are separated by "/".

Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circuference - "Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.пос."

Steel analog of RU420102-0019. Font size of date and price bigger.

Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1969.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "Останкинский", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п."

Letters А in "Останкинский" and "цена" are curvy, Е is straight.

Cap type - Colored. Beer. Production period: before 1971.

Inscription on cap: ОПЗ Москва

There is no date. The factory had this logo until 1971.

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: 1970-1971.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "ГОСТ 3473-69", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п.", in the middle - "ОПЗ".

The date is displaced to the bottom.

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: 1970-1971.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "ГОСТ 3473-69", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п.", in the middle - "ОПЗ".

"A" in "ценА" - capital. "ГОСТ 3473-69" is more compact.

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Cap type - Embossed aluminum. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: 1970-1971.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "ГОСТ 3473-69", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п.", in the middle - "ОПЗ".

This variation is similar to RU420102-0014 but has stars.

© Image by Rinat Burhanov

Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: 1972-1978.

Colors:

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "ГОСТ 3473-69", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п.", in the middle - "О.П.З.".

"О.П.З." is stamped using dots. The separators in the text along the outer circumference are stars.

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Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: 1972-1978.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "ГОСТ 3473-69", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п.", in the middle - "ОПЗ".

The separators in the text along the outer circumference are dots.

© Image by Alexandr Kolosov

Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: 1972-1978.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - ОПЗ ГОСТ 3473.69, along the outer one - жигулевское цена 25 к.б.п.

ОПЗ is on the top, like on some variations from Leningrad (ЛПЗ).

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Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: 1979-1980.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "ГОСТ 3473-78", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п.", in the middle - "ОПЗ".

The separators in the text along the outer circumference are small circles.

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Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: 1979-1982.

Colors:

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "ГОСТ 3473-78", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 к.б.п.", in the middle - "О.П.З.".

"О.П.З." is stamped using dots.

© Image by Nikolay Gorbachev

Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: 1980-1983.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "ГОСТ 3473-78 ОПЗ", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 кбп".

The separators in the text are stars along the outer circumference and small circles along the inner one. Embossed outside.

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Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: 1980-1983.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "ГОСТ 3473-78 ОПЗ", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 кбп".

The separators in the text along the outer circumference are stars. Embossed outside.

© Image by Igor Kolesov

Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: 1983-1985.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "ГОСТ 3473-78 ОПЗ", along the outer one - "Жигулевское Цена 25 кбп".

The separators in the text along the outer circumference are stars. Embossed inside.

© Image by Jamal Kashkay

Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: before 1985.

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - ГОСТ 3473-78 ОПЗ, along the outer one - Жигулевское бп 30 к.

The separators in the text along the outer circumference are two small circles.

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Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: 1985-1991.

Colors:

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - ГОСТ 3473-78 ОПЗ, along the outer one - Жигулевское бп 30 к.

The separators in the text along the outer circumference are stars. There are variations made using colored steel.

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Cap type - Embossed steel. Beer. Zhigulevskoye. Production period: after 1991.

Colors:

Inscription on cap: along the inner circumference - "ГОСТ 3473-78 ОПЗ", along the outer one - "Жигулевское бп".

The separators in the text along the outer circumference are small circles. There are variants with other colors.

Most likely, this rare variation was produced in 1985 after the increase of the price from 25 to 30 kopeks. Many producers had to correct the text urgently, and as a result there is no price at all shown on the cap. This is not a defect, because there are similar variations that came from other factories, particularly in Leningrad...

© Image by Alexandr Kolosov