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>>>> 2019 SCI Convention – San Francisco, August 29 – September 1
>>>> The March issue of eProsit is now available online for member/subscribers

The Reading Room

The Reading Room of this site contains a large selection of articles authored by our members. This month we draw your attention to a selection of articles which will be useful for all collectors, but especially for those who have not been collecting long.

 Anatomy of a Beer Stein
 A Glossary of Terms
 Basic Marks on Stoneware and Pottery Steins
 The Marks of Finishing Firms
 Translations Illustrated
 Caring for Your Steins
 A Bibliography of Useful References

May 2019
Featured Stein

Teddy Roosevelt African Safari Stein

click the image to read this new article

The image above provides a link to the most recent in a series of short articles begun in 1999 as the Stein of the Month. Since that time almost two hundred articles have been published. Click here to see a visual index of the entire series of articles. There’s every likelihood that one or more of them will immediately grab your interest!

Do you have an interesting stein you could write about? All Featured Stein articles are provided by our members. They don’t need to be scholarly or lengthy, just interesting. We are currently in need of articles for 2019. Send text and photos by email to the webmaster.


SteinTalk is a forum for people seeking answers to questions about steins. It’s a great way to exchange information and opinions with knowledgeable collectors!

The Beer Stein Magazine


Member/subscribers receive our quarterly publication, Prosit. Click here to see the table of contents of the current issue. Click here to

California, Here We Come!

SCI’s annual convention will be held in San Francisco in 2019. An optional early-bird City tour will be available on August 28, and the following day attendees will enjoy a stein auction conducted by Ron Fox. Attendees will enjoy viewing the Bill Floyd collection on either August 28 or 29, and the collection of Les Paul on August 30.The convention hotel is the DoubleTree by Hilton in Burlingame, CA. A buffet breakfast will be provided each day of the convention. The convention will conclude Sunday evening with German Night in the DoubleTree Hotel. This will be your opportunity to put on your Lederhosen and Dirndls and enjoy a live German band.

The convention organizers have arranged “main tent” presentations by three authoritative speakers:

  • Albert Nemeth—Art Nouveau Steins
  • Les Paul—Rare Character Steins
  • Steve Steigerwald—Rare Mettlach Steins

Eight roundtables will address a variety of  additional topics.

Click the title or the image for more information and to register.

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