Our chapter meets three times per year, on Saturdays. The typical meeting includes steins for sale or trade between members, a main presentation (often by a guest speaker), plenty of time for questions and answers, and a meal. Members are also encouraged to bring a stein for a “show and tell” (or often, “show and ask”) session.
The topics chosen for the main presentation are intended to cover a wide variety of interests within the stein collecting community, and foster well-rounded stein knowledge among our members.
Presentations at our chapter meetings have included: Steins by A.J. Thewalt, Mosaic steins by Villeroy and Boch, Steins by Mathias Girmscheid, Early Westerwald reproductions by Gerz, Character steins by Schierholz, Steins by Marzi & Remy, Steins created for Budweiser, Brewery sponsored character steins, Steins with patriotic themes, Jugendstil steins, Steins of various metals and materials, Heinrich Schlitt murals, Artwork on steins, Pewter repairs, Types of lids and stein toppers, Insurance for antiques and collectibles, etc., etc., etc.
We encourage potential members to join us at one of our chapter meetings, enjoy the camaraderie, and perhaps share in a learning experience.
Annual membership in the Carolina Steiners is available to all active members of SCI at the rate of $15.00 per year, and includes our quarterly newsletter, “The Stein Line”.
Visit the website of our parent organization, Stein Collectors International, at: http://www.stein_collectors.org and join an active online community of stein collectors. You can view our chapter meeting schedule by clicking on “Calendar” in the navigation bar at the top of their home page. Please consider joining us for one of our upcoming meetings.
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