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>>>> 2019 SCI Convention – San Francisco, August 29 – September 1

The Reading Room

This month’s selected articles from The Reading Room feature collectible contemporary steins. (The term “contemporary” is somewhat imprecise, but among collectors it generally implies “post-WW II.”)

Charmed by Three Dimensional Steins

by Paul A. Clark

The Bud Man Quartet

by Jerry Berg


The Corona Character Steins

by Frank Loevi

US Cold War Steins

by Norm Paratore

Mettlach’s Russian Fairy Tales

by Steve Breuning


August 2019
Featured Stein

Same Stein, Different Material and Maker

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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 more than two hundred and thirty 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!

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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.

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