Origin of Shultz&Dooley Prototypes?

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  • #28447 Reply

    ccclarkin1
    Participant

    As a serious collector of Schultz & Dooley steins from WEBCO, I recently was able to acquire a set of what has been described to me as “prototypes for the prototypes” for the Schultz and Dooley figures. It is my understanding that, in about 1958, King-Werks sent 5 pair of S&D prototypes to the West Endbrewing Co. for consideration as models for S&D. I have seen pictures of these prototypes and one [Schultz] has the banner of “Mr Germany” under his lid; and the Other [Dooley] has the banned of “Ms. Austria” under her lip. Very few [only 2 pairs and 2 single Dooleys] are known to exist..at least as described to me. However, I recently purchased the attached strains, which are exact matches to those described above, but without the 2 respective banners. Those whom I have shown these to, who are the most respected collectors of S&D that I know of, have stated that they believe these to be the “prototypes for the Prototypes” that are only [up until now] rumored to exist. These does not appear anywhere any written history of these that I have been able to find. Please inspect the attached pics and reply with any thoughts as to there origin. Thanks
    https://picasaweb.google.com/102717191858183729303

  • #28499 Reply

    ccclarkin1
    Participant

    Well, this has been a TOTAL WASTE of the $35.00 to join this little “club”. Not one reply by any of you “experts” Thanks so much for the interest.

    • #28500 Reply

      Walt
      Keymaster

      I think the absence of a reply indicates that you already know more about these steins than any of our members. As “prototypes of the prototypes” there is unlikely to be much published information about them.

  • #28501 Reply

    sbreuning
    Participant

    I will take Walt’s comment a step further – why not consider your own article for Prosit on these pieces.

    Steve

  • #28502 Reply

    ccclarkin1
    Participant

    As far as your suggestion that I author an article for Prosit , I have very little more to tell other than what I have posted above. However, I have emailed the King-Werks company requesting any info that they may have on these steins. I wrote to them 3 weeks ago, and they replied, stating that they would indeed research their records, and to be patient as this was over 50 years ago. I sent another email this morning reminding them that patience only goes so far…..and that I hope I don’t have to wait another 50 years for their reply.
    I will update this thread if they reply. And, thank you both for replying..it restores my faith that somebody may be reading this and may actually be interested. Thank you!

    • #28503 Reply

      Walt
      Keymaster

      You don’t need to have all the answers to write an article, a puzzling question is just as interesting, especially since you have photos of some steins that no one has seen.

  • #28504 Reply

    ccclarkin1
    Participant

    Actually, this sounds like a great idea. How do I go about submitting an article for consideration?

  • #28505 Reply

    sbreuning
    Participant

    email me at svcoyote@aol.com

    Steve

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