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  • in reply to: value of 1895 Holofernes stein marked 843 #36425

    Bill G
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    Foss, The Beer Stein Library puts it being made by S. P. Gerz, and values it at $150-225 in mint condition. Is there a Gerz logo on the bottom?

  • in reply to: V & B. Mettlach F. Reils plate identification help #36358

    Bill G
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    Sorry, Walt. I should have mentioned that.

  • in reply to: V & B. Mettlach F. Reils plate identification help #36355

    Bill G
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    George, The Mettlach Book values the plaques at $100-150 each. Unfortunately many of the values have gone down since the 2005 printing.

  • in reply to: Where to Start Reading? #35971

    Bill G
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    Alex, I would suggest checking on The Beer Stein Library while it’s still available. The search capability is not as good as it was, but the price is free. Find it at http://www.beerstein.net and let us know what you think. What particular fable are you taken by?

  • in reply to: Grandma's stein collection #35095

    Bill G
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    Sarah, Walt is correct that these steins do have value. Most of the value are in #9-14, which could be valued around $1425-1925. Walt is also correct that stein values have struggled. I think it would be difficult to get these prices from one person. If you are still in the San Francisco area, maybe someone in that club could help you sell them. Many of us collectors worry about how our children or grandchildren can get the value of our collections. Auction companies are one way, antique dealers are another, eBay still another but these don’t guarantee the true value. Perhaps you could sell them on the Buy and Sell forum on this site. At any rate I wish you well.

  • in reply to: Help valuing a stein #35061

    Bill G
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    Kim, if your stein is in limited color, like the one in the Translations Illustrated, and in mint condition it’s worth $100-150. If it’s in full color it’s worth is about $125-175. This would let your grandmother know that the stein is not extremely valuable.

  • in reply to: Faces on mountains stein question #34487

    Bill G
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    Ken,
    You should pay the small price for membership in The Beer Stein Library. I’ll let you get by again, but it can almost always answer your questions.

    “The Hanke #1264 is called ‘Seven Electors on Lake Walen’. It takes the name from the seven Electors of the Holy Roman Empire, the seven peaks of the Alpine Karf├╝rsteinen (Electors) mountain range lie on the northeast end of Switzerland’s Lake Walen (Walensee).” TBSL tells even more about the Electors.

  • in reply to: Decipher saying on stein #34302

    Bill G
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    Ken, it means “Love, sit here.” If you search for “setz” on the Beer Stein Library you’ll find many similar versions.

  • in reply to: American Bravo Co 1956 #31996

    Bill G
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    Stewart,
    In your first post in this topic you mentioned a hunting theme stein. I’ve had a hunting stein since the early 60’s with the word BRAVO incised on the bottom. It is certainly not the one you described, but I’m wondering if it’s related to the American Bravo Co. You can see one on eBay #252883841266 not marked BRAVO.

  • in reply to: Worn lettering and enamel on glass #31339

    Bill G
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    Ken, some stein makers used black and clear transfers then had them colored with paint. I don’t know of any professional restorers for this, but I’ve seen some trying it.

  • in reply to: Identification and Valuation #30337

    Bill G
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    Johnny, look on the bottom of the stein or near the handle and see what numbers are there. The numbers would be helpful identifying the maker and value. Several manufacturers made similar scenes, and the values can be very different. Those are not considered cavemen but “Old Germans”.

  • in reply to: Opinions please #29762

    Bill G
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    Rob, many Mettlach collectors would never buy one that is not in mint condition. Others of us will overlook a minor problem, but the price needs to be appropriately reduced. Without knowing the form number (and design number if it’s a PUG) it is impossible to know what the mint cost would be. At any rate, you might need to be 20% off. All of this is just hypothetical.

  • in reply to: Milatray Stein #29720

    Bill G
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    John, if it was made by Goebel there are a lot more of them produced. If it was made in W.Germany it was made after World War II, and would be considered a replica. I believe it would be worth under $100. If it has a US military connection it could be considered a Cold War stein and might be more desirable. Hopefully a military stein collector would give you more information.

  • in reply to: Large Beer Stein circa 1870-1920? #29713

    Bill G
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    Mark, you didn’t enclose your email address.

  • in reply to: Need help in identifying Munchen Stein #29633

    Bill G
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    Valerie, your stein is a Munich souvenir made in the 1960’s and is worth about $20.

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