Bought some steins at a flea market. Need help identifying and assessing value.

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  • #38357 Reply

    Gitmo

    I’ve been interested in steins for awhile and recently picked some up at a local flea market. The man I bought them from insisted several of them were worth several hundred dollars each, and that I’d earn a profit on them if I tried to sell them. I was hoping someone here could help me identify the steins I bought, or maybe give me an idea of how much some of them might be worth, if anything (or point me somewhere that can).

    I took a bunch of photos of them, enough that it’s easier to post an Imgur album link of them than it is to post them all individually.

    Imgur link

    Thanks in advance.

  • #38360 Reply

    Ron

    Gitmo,

    For the most part these are newer steins, some of which are damaged. I hope you didn’t pay too much for them. If you are interested in antique steins, you should join SCI and a local chapter. Review this site and auction catalogs to gain as much knowledge as you can before buying.

  • #38361 Reply

    Gitmo

    I only paid a couple hundred bucks for them, so no I don’t think I spent too much.

    I’ve been able to find small bits of information on most of these steins through google. Right now the tall pink one with no lid is the one I’m the most curious about, as it’s the only one I haven’t been able to find any info on.

    • #38371 Reply

      Ron

      Gitmo,

      There might be a name and number on the bottom. Can you make them out? I didn’t get a hit on the German verse. Can you write out the entire verse? Also the names or words under the three scenes of the cherubs might provide a clue. Could you write them out? The lidless stein does seem to be newer.

    • #38374 Reply

      George

      Gitmo,

      Unfortunately you paid to much for them. When I first started collecting I did a bunch of book reading and research first. Then around a year later I purchased my first stein. Also, SCI’s website has a lot of information in the reading room. You can also visit the Beer Stein Library. There’s a lot of information in there too. https://www.beerstein.net/ Or you can visit Steinmarks and learn a lot there too. http://www.steinmarks.co.uk/

      SCI does a one type offer of a free digital copy of Prosit, The Beer Stein Magazine. Just send us an email to newmemberscontactsci@gmail.com

      Here’s a link to Prosit. http://stein-collectors.org/prosit/

      Hope this helps,
      George

      I hope this helps,
      George

  • #38469 Reply

    Gitmo

    I’m back, and I have another stein I’d like help identifying. This one is a bit of a riddle.

    Link to Imgur album with photos.

    The scene on it is identical to the “Hunter’s Farewell” scene on several D&B and Thewalt steins (D&B #594 and Thewalt #128, for example), but none of the rest of it matches up with any of the photos I found on the beerstein.net library, and google isn’t helping much either. There’s a mark in the handle area showing the number 1727, a “1/2” near the handle along the top, a “2” stamped on the bottom, and what looks kind of like the number 11 etched on the bottom near the side, but apart from that not much in the way of identifying marks. There’s also no text, whereas some of the Hunter’s Farewell steins I’ve seen photos of have text.

    Any help is appreciated.

    • #38471 Reply

      Ron

      Gitmo,

      Since this does not appear in any published catalog, it will be difficult to identify. I couldn’t match the handle to any in The Westerwald Beer Stein Handle catalog. I also looked at the twisted vine handles in the Reading section without a hit.

      The stein does appear to say Made in West Germany, so that narrows it down to maybe Gerz, Marzi & Remy, Girmscheid, Reinhold Merkelbach & Thewalt. I would lean to RM since their mold 3399 of Hunter’s Farewell is also an outdoor theme that shows tree limbs with leaves at the top of the scene. But that is just a guess at best.

  • #38478 Reply

    Gitmo

    Well I appreciate your help anyway. I’m kind of glad to know that it’s not just me having trouble identifying it.

    I might ought to think about joining this SCI thing. I do like antique steins.

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