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  • in reply to: Help identifying a few steins #27920

    Bill G
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    I was able to copy and paste to see more of the second stein: It’s produced by the Reinhold Merkelbach factory, #1206. Both are between the rare/common. In terms of values, the Mettlach at mint condition would be $300-400, the relief $60-80.

  • in reply to: Help identifying a few steins #27919

    Bill G
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    Arthur, I was only able to see one photo of each stein. The first is certainly Mettlach #1796, and was designed by Christian Warth. That thumblift if very interesting. The other is a relief not made by Mettlach. See if there is a mold number either on the bottom or around the back of the stein.

  • in reply to: Help confirm this is a Girmscheid stein? #27893

    Bill G
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    Just looking back at your lid, maybe there is something that might be used to clean it up a bit. Water wouldn’t hurt it. Any other suggestion from collectors?

  • in reply to: Help confirm this is a Girmscheid stein? #27892

    Bill G
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    Vince, you should not polish the lids–just dust with a soft dry cloth if needed. The patina of the pewter lid is usually appreciated by stein collectors. Often the inside might be shiny while the outside shows age. Look at many of the new steins and notice the shine that generally isn’t on antique steins. I suppose if you had a silver lid (which is unusual) you might want to polish it. Another note: your new stein would be considered a lidless stein.

  • in reply to: Help confirm this is a Girmscheid stein? #27820

    Bill G
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    Vince, I’d say your stein was made around 1900-1910 but some would say after 1914 when cobalt paint was replaced by green. Randy is correct that your stein is not listed in the beer stein library. I strongly encourage you to join that website, beerstein.net to learn more about Girmscheid steins and more. Of course, membership in SCI is valuable to collectors but The Beer Stein Library can be very useful daily. Send some photos of your stein once you’ve joined.

  • in reply to: Help confirm this is a Girmscheid stein? #27817

    Bill G
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    Vince, it’s a wonderful stein. I agree that it appears to be a Girmscheid, but generally they show their mold number. Is there one very weakly on the bottom? I would suggest that you collect old Girmscheids rather than the new ones. You have a great one to start a gnome collection! I’ll look around more to find your stein in a catalog, and you double check the bottom carefully.

  • in reply to: Yes Virginia, there is a Prosit #14518

    Bill G
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    Same in Kentucky.

  • in reply to: vintage beer steins #1309

    Bill G
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    Marko, you have given us ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that would be helpful for information. Please try to post some photos.

  • in reply to: information needed on stein #1165

    Bill G
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    Howie, you might want to send your stein photos to the Beer Stein Library for inclusion in the Merkelbach catalog. Send them to info@beerstein.net.

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