Ron Gray

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  • in reply to: Silver and Ivory Steins – Lets discuss #39572

    Ron Gray
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    Rob,

    Silver and Ivory are two of the most expensive materials for making steins. Go to steveonsteins for more information. Also, there are about six articles in Prosit on ivory. Just go to the cumulative index and search for ivory using the Google “Find” option.

  • in reply to: Possibly a new Mettlach Book Stein? #38558

    Ron Gray
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    Juergen,

    Take a look at Mario Pancino’s article in the December 1976 Prosit, in which he proposed the Cornell Book Stein may have been made available for students in which the books could be individualized to their major. Can you provide photos of your stein? You should consider contacting Mario. He is listed in the SCI Directory.

  • in reply to: Identfy Maker #37542

    Ron Gray
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    Richard,

    It was made by Gebrüder Horn. J. Neumark of Berlin sold it. They are listed in SteinMarks. Also there should be an article on Gebrüder Horn in Prosit. I will see if I can find it.

  • in reply to: Trying to find value of Girmscheid stein #28723

    Ron Gray
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    Matthew,

    If you click on About SteinTalk, it will give you some ideas about posting pictures. There are some web sites available for posting photos. Also, most ISP allow you some pages to create your own page.

    Your stein is a Girmscheid stein, 1.0 L relief. The Beer Stein Library translation of the German is as follows: “Ein fröhliches Leid, ein gutes Glas Bier, ein liebliches Mädel, das lob ich mir.” (A cheerful song, a good glass of beer, a charming maiden, that’s what I recommend.)

    You will need to post photos and state the condition of the stein. It comes in full color and limited color editions. Relief steins are not the most popular with collectors, so at best it will have a modest value under $100 if you can find a buyer.

  • in reply to: Mug/stein? #28629

    Ron Gray
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    You need to post photos for an answer.

  • in reply to: May 2015 Featured Stein #27246

    Ron Gray
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    I suppose some of you are wondering what is going on, me too. Apparently it is asking too much for an apology and explanation from the higher ups so I will provide my own explanation.
    1. Last year when we still had our old domain name and we were getting more questions on SteinTalk, I became aware of an interesting stein. I eventually bought it on ebay, researched it and wrote an article about it.

    2. I was proud of what I had found and wanted to share it with my fellow collectors. I offered it to the new web master in late March 2015 as the April 2015 Featured Stein. I only had two requirements. First, it had to show my copyright to protect me from someone revising the article and using it for their own purposes. Second, I requested that I be able to review the article before it went on the website to ensure it was formatted properly and was free of errors. I don’t think either was an unreasonable request.

    3. I wasn’t expecting the article to up by April 1st as Casey, the new webmaster, would need time to reformat it for the web site. Then I got two e-mails from SCI members asking me if I knew my article was on the SCI web site in its Word format. Sure enough it was posted without my knowledge or approval. I asked Casey what was going on and why wasn’t I given the opportunity to review. He assured me it was not on the web site. If I was seeing things, then two other people were seeing them too. Nevertheless, I went back and checked again, it was posted on the web site. I informed Casey again. Finally, he acknowledged he had no idea that it got posted. I presume he gave it to the Host for posting and that is exactly what he did.

    4. I waited and waited for the article to be reformatted and posted on a private page. Near the end of April Casey admitted it wasn’t going to get done in time for April and elected to post his featured stein article. He promised to do my article in May.

    5. In May I finally got a private page with my reformatted article. It had several errors and was missing some information. I gave Casey a list of edits.

    6. A couple of weeks into May I asked Casey what progress he was making. He informed me he had a mild heart attack but would get back to the article the following week.

    7. I then received an e-mail informing me that Casey had resigned and that SCI was looking for a new webmaster. They then said they had a volunteer step forward.

    8. Nothing happened, so out of frustration I e-mailed a letter to the webmasters address on 05/26/15 withdrawing my article while I searched for a new venue to publish my article.

    9. Another e-mail forwarded to me said another volunteer would be taking over as webmaster. Several days later, much to my surprise, my supposed May Featured Stein article suddenly appeared on the SCI web site in late June. The article was the draft Casey was working on and contained errors and was incomplete. I immediately sent an e-mail to the webmaster Monday night, 06/22/15 asking that it be removed.

    10. It was still there Tuesday morning, 06/23/15, so I sent another e-mail to the webmaster.

    11. When it wasn’t removed by 5:00 pm that Tuesday, I sent an e-mail to the Executive Director asking for it to be removed. It eventually was removed.

  • in reply to: Identify T Maddocks Football Stein #39744

    Ron Gray
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    Jon,
    I agree with John, it is not Michigan. Maine is a possibility, but they list three colors – dark blue, light blue and white. John Lamb wrote an article on the Maddock football steins, but did not list Maine or your pennant mug. If you are an SCI member, you should contact him.

    BTW, your photos do work if you click on them and load them on a new page.

  • in reply to: Lithophane US Navy Shield, Admiral Dewey? #39191

    Ron Gray
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    Broc,

    I have one too. I believe it is Dewey. There may be an article on it, but I haven’t found it yet. It was probably shown in one of the Ron Gox Photos from the Road. This is from an unknown German porcelain maker for the U.S. market.

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