April 3, 2018 at 4:31 pm #36709
I’ve recently inherited approximately 50 German Steins from my wife father who passed away. He has been collecting these for 30 plus years. Wondering what the best way is to find the values and best way to market them for sale.
April 4, 2018 at 9:39 am #36711
Scott, where are you located? If there is a SCI chapter nearby a member might be willing to take a look at them and advise you.
April 4, 2018 at 10:18 am #36712
Here are some links to information that might help you identify what you have:
Collecting beer steins: http://stein-collectors.org/library/articles/hobby/steins.html
Anatomy of a beer stein: http://stein-collectors.org/library/articles/Anatomy/anatomy.htm
SCI Reading Room “Library”: http://stein-collectors.org/the-reading-room/
Antique Beer Stein Prices
Beer Stein Library
If you need further assistance please ask. I’ll be glad to help.
April 4, 2018 at 9:43 pm #36715
Thanks for the information. I am located in Salt Lake City, Utah
April 14, 2018 at 3:17 pm #36720
I am in Dallas Tx and came across a German stein that was made in Western Germany, per the sticker on the bottom. There are no other identifiable markings on the bottom. I just would like to know if there is a steinologist in Dallas that I could contact to see the value.
It has soldiers in different color uniforms painted on the sides and the handle has 1840 painted on it. The stein has a seemingly pewter lid on the top. Thank you
April 15, 2018 at 3:59 am #36721
In general, if you want information about a stein start a new thread and include a photo of the stein (or more).
However, as your stein was marked Western Germany, it was made in the 1970’s. Also, it does not have a manufacturer’s mark it was not one of the better known brands. That’s about all there is to say about it, although the soldiers’ uniforms would be something to talk about if there were good photos. It is not worth much though. Check out similar items on ebay for reference.
April 17, 2018 at 11:14 am #36723