Looking for information and possibly a value for this stein set.

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  • #37018 Reply

    Shaun Miles

    The lid took some damage a while back and would probably need some rework if possible. Looking for information on the set and possibly a ballpark figure on what it could be valued. I believe it’s titled “Pageant of the King” and mold number 543

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  • #37019 Reply

    Ron

    Shaun,

    Go to the Reading section and click on The Beer Stein Library. Your steins were made by Mathias Girmscheid. The prices shown are based on mint condition and with the pewter lids. Your master stein lid is damaged and it will reduce the value quite a bit. the small steins (probably mold 522) are lidless. This probably cuts the value in half, assuming they are otherwise mint.

  • #37022 Reply

    Shaun Miles

    Thanks for the response. Now I have to consider if the lid should be worth fixing. The cups are still a mystery to me however.

    • #37023 Reply

      Ron

      Shaun,

      Do the small steins have a mold number or maker’s mark? They do look like they go with the pitcher.

    • #37029 Reply

      Ron

      Shaun,

      The title of the stein is Pageant of King Gambrinus.

    • #37024 Reply

      Walter Vogdes

      The the upper end of the range of values on The Beer Stein Library ($150-$225) may be a stretch in today’s market. I’m curious about the smaller pieces – they have been referred to in this discussion as “steins” and again as “cups”. In order to be considered steins they would have a handle, and I don’t see any. In that case, they never would have had attached lids, hence they would not be considered “damaged” but the absence of same. Collectors are more likely to refer to them as “beakers.” Assuming all pieces in mint condition, I think $400-$500 is a realistic value for the set. The pewter damage would reduce that estimate.

      As to whether it is worthwhile to have the pewter repaired, I think that depends in large part what you intend to do with the set. Keeping in mind that a pewter repair is likely to cost a minimum of $35-50 and probably involve some shipping cost, if you plan to keep the set this is entirely a personal decision. If you want to sell the set you have to take into account how much you paid for it. The fact there you have the six beakers may make a prospective buyer more inclined to be less concerned about the pewter damage.

    • #37028 Reply

      Ron

      Walt,

      You may be right in concluding they are beakers. They do appear to be like the 0,3 L mold 522. It will be interesting to see if Shaun finds a mold number on them and/or confirms there is no handle.

      It is interesting that you think TBSL may be high on the value of mold 543, and then assign a high end value to the beakers as a set.

    • #37031 Reply

      Walter Vogdes

      My thinking about TBSL value for form 543 is that (1) the high end is always difficult to attain, and (2) the high end estimate will therefore be most sensitive to broad market trends. The beakers, on the other hand, are unusual and I believe the set is worth more than the individual pieces. The set looks great together.

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