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  • in reply to: identifying 1/4L Stein #43751

    Bill G
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    Clayton, I can see your photos. It’s a relief pottery stein that appears to be made by Marzi and Remy, but the 1054 is not listed in The Beer Stein Library. At any rate it is worth something, around $10-$20.

  • in reply to: Help Stein ID and value #43551

    Bill G
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    Michael, I wish to disagree with your statement. In fact MANY young (and old) men did serve in the armed forces in the 20th Century–particularly in 1914-1918 and 1939-1945. It’s very possible that this infantry man whose active duty ended in 1905 was called back in 1914.

  • in reply to: Help ID needed #42288

    Bill G
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    Brandon, it is a post-World War 2 relief stein based on the artwork of Carl Schweninger Jr. engraved in 1887, after the death of the writer Josef Viktor von Scheffel. The Trumpeter of Säckingen is a long epic poem written in 1853. This scene is entitled “Abschied” (“Farewell” in English).

  • in reply to: New To Group Looks For Info #39574

    Bill G
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    Steven,
    You are very close on the age of your steins, around the 1990’s. Look in the Reading Room for Stein Marks to find the maker BMF C. Koch in Nürnberg. I would think your glass and transfer steins would be about $10-20. They could be pretty good starters for a collection. Look for more glass or spread to the many other types of materials.

  • in reply to: Trying to identify this Gerz Kaiser-Krug stein – help! #39142

    Bill G
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    Megan, it looks like you have all the information about identifying this stein. If you are trying to find the value, that’s a different question. Searching on eBay might help. My guess would be around $100 or less.

  • in reply to: Identify Stein (older) #39084

    Bill G
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    Ginny, the stein was made by Reinhold Hanke, and is valued at $50-70 on the Beer Stein Library. I had never seen the mark before, but SteinMarks dates it around 1876.

  • in reply to: Hi. Could someone please help me indentify this Stein Mark? #39077

    Bill G
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    Brian, the problem is that the mark is upside down to Western Germany. You can find Simon P. Gilles (& Sohn) in the Stein Marks website.

  • in reply to: mettlach plaque 1290/33325 USA shield #38998

    Bill G
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    Robert, the plaque you want is now on eBay, #133178219743.

  • in reply to: Stein Identify #38428

    Bill G
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    Elkeiga and Ron,
    I believe this Mettlach stein was produced for a Prussian student association. Also, it looks like the emblem is relief added to the base rather than the normal transfer. I would like to hear from someone with more knowledge about student associations. Walt?

  • in reply to: Merkelback & Wick Hof-Brauhaus Hand Painte #37729

    Bill G
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    Rob, how do you get such great photos here while everyone else has a problem getting one?

  • in reply to: TBSL #37440

    Bill G
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    I also have this question. I heard in the summer that SCI would pick it up, but I haven’t seen any official notice. The Beer Stein Library is too valuable to just disappear.

  • in reply to: "Mettlach Era" #37330

    Bill G
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    Ken,
    I’ve seen the lists, too. I agree with the other repliers. There is no “official ‘Mettlach Era'”, but many collectors might be interested in these steins also.

  • in reply to: inherited beer steins #36906

    Bill G
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    Karen,
    You might be able to sell some to local collectors. Where are you located? Look at the Chapters list and see if there’s a chapter nearby.

  • in reply to: Value estimate help #36878

    Bill G
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    Kris, these two are not porcelain. They are relief ceramics manufactured around 1970, and are of little value to most collectors. Maybe $10-25 each.

  • in reply to: Inherited Steins #36711

    Bill G
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    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.

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