German Regimental Steins

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    Laura Kent

    I have two German Regimental Steins that I own and would like to know more about them and their value. I’ve posted to a Facebook page and am providing the link:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/397365460413553/
    Thank you!

    Laura

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    Ron

    Laura,

    The first stein is a Field Artillery Reservist Stein made by Albert Jacob Thewalt.These reservist steins were not as elaborate as some of the other reservist steins. Sometimes these served as replacements or a later remembrance if the reservist didn’t purchase one at the end of his enlistment. Your stein has a badly dented or bent lid and the reservist name on the top of the stein seems to be smeared. The thumblift is also bent. I don’t think it would go for more than $100.

    The second stein is for a reservist in the Third Eisenbahn Regiment made by Merkelbach & Wick. The Eagle thumblift should be holding a flag or medallion. This might go for around $200, but I am not an expert on reservist steins.

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    • #37547 Reply

      Laura Kent

      Ron,
      Thank you so much for your reply and this splendid information!! I’ve been reading a lot about the history of these steins and find it all intriguing!!
      Your insight is so helpful!

      Laura

    • #37548 Reply

      Laura Kent

      Ron,
      Amazing…..I’ve been able to find so much more information with your help! I can’t thank you enough!!
      Laura

    • #37552 Reply

      Ron

      Laura,

      Did you read the Regimental articles listed in The Reading Room?

  • #37572 Reply

    Michael Benge

    The artillery stein is actually from a Foot Artillery regiment. It’s garrisoned not in it’s home area but at the fortress across the Rhine from Koblenz. It is common for foot artillery units to be garrisoned at major fortresses. The finial is more commonly associated with field artillery units, so possibly not original.

    The Eisenbahn stein is nice, and should be worth more than a $200 common infantry stein. I’d guess at least double that.

    The reference to the eagle: The ring or loop in the beak would probably originally had a suspended dangle-such as a Garde Star, photo of the Kaiser or a shield with a motto.

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