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  • in reply to: BSL Update #53883

    Walt
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    Bill, thanks for pointing out the need to remove mention of an annual fee for BSL. That’s one of the problems with the internet, things on other sites change, or move around, or change address.

    As for “someone picking up the ball and continuing to make BSL roll,” the time for SCI to do that is long past, and we don’t seem to have any members with the interest and skill to help with our own website. We have been unable to fill the position for a number of years, and one of these days I will no longer be able to do it. Do you know anyone who might be interested?

  • in reply to: Would appreciate identification help – unmarked mug #53544

    Walt
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    The stein was made in the Westerwald pre-1900. I would guess the manufacturer to be Merkelbach & Wick, Jacob Thewalt or Simon Peter Gerz. The specific characteristics of the capacity mark is a clue to the manufacturer, and browsing the original catalogs may allow confirmation of the maker. I think the lid is original, though it appears it may have lost the upper part of the thumblift.

  • in reply to: Geschutzt Monkey Head Stein #53441

    Walt
    Keymaster

    From your description this appears to be the porcelain monkey head stein by E. Bohne Sohne, and if so, it definitely has value. Can you send a photo to the webmaster of this site by email so it can be posted here?

  • in reply to: ID help please-age? Maker? Value? #53283

    Walt
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    Mary, if you hold your stein with the lid open and the base pointing toward a light source you will see an image in the base which is called a lithophane. It is made solely by the varying thickness of the porcelain in the base, no coloring agent of any kind. Most porcelain steins are not marked as to manufacturer, so the maker of your stein is destined to remain anonymous. It is old – circa 1900 – and has a value in the $50-$60 range.

  • in reply to: Beer Stein Collection For Sale #52823

    Walt
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    Being realistic, these are not the sort of stein that will draw much attention. Shipping for the collection is likely to be as much as the value of all pieces taken together. Good luck.


  • Walt
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    Joyce, depending on what they are, you can sell at auction (mostly for higher priced antique-vintage steins), or on eBay for lesser valued items or modern pieces. You could also place a “selling” ad in the buy & sell forum on this site. If you provide some descriptions or photos of what you have, I’m sure more advice will be offered.

  • in reply to: Wick-Werke wine pitcher 1/4L 5036 27 identification help #52801

    Walt
    Keymaster

    If it were a tea pot I think Tom would have used that term. I think when he says “spout” he probably refers to a pouring lip. I have been served wine in a small pouring pitcher with a separate wine glass to drink from. That certainly makes sense when the wine is priced by the glass, the 1/4 liter, and perhaps the half liter, and the glass is smaller than the amount purchased.

  • in reply to: Stein Research Information #52368

    Walt
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    Here are the photos –

  • in reply to: Charactersteins.com #52170

    Walt
    Keymaster

    Although I did not expect David to let his site go offline, several months ago he and I discussed moving that material to this site. I captured all of his files, and depending on further discussion with David, intend to make necessary modifications, will undertake to offer the material on our site.

  • in reply to: Stein with Couples Dancing – information? #51421

    Walt
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    Your stein was made by Gerz, in a limited edition, and based on the markings it was made after German reunification in 1990. I would term it a decorative item rather than a souvenir, but in any case the value for this stein was at its peak on the day it was purchased, and it has little appeal to collectors.

  • in reply to: Value of family Stein #51201

    Walt
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    Pretty ordinary as glass steins go, its value is primarily personal to you.

  • in reply to: Need Identification help please #52469

    Walt
    Keymaster

    I am able to view the stein photos by right clicking on the icon, then opening in a new tab.

    The stein is clear cut glass with a glass prism lid and a dwarf with keg thumblift. It appears to date to about 1900. The original label is present on the music box mechanism, but I am unable to read it. The stein itself is nice, value somewhat less than $100. The music box will add appeal.

  • in reply to: Need Identification help please #52424

    Walt
    Keymaster

    Jeremy, files on your computer cannot be accessed by anyone else. Image files need to be somewhere on the internet, and not require a login to access.

  • in reply to: Thewalt Prinz Heinrich stein #51166

    Walt
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    They didn’t make and number limited editions until the second half of the 20th century.

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