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   Thumblift Odyssey

   All Known Freising Factory Marks Explained.

 HR Steins and the Freising Factory Revisited 

   The Fritz Thenn Regensburg Steinzeug Factory 1874-1886

   Beer Stein Ceramics Simplified

   Twisted Vine Handles Simplified 

   Porcelain a Short History from 1708 to World War I

   Finishing Shops were not Manufacturers

   Capacity Marks by Manufacturer 

   Salt Glaze, What is it and How Do you Recognise it?

   Pewter Fittings Through the Ages

   A Concise History of Faience and German Factories

   Westerwald Steinzeug 1600 - 1914

   Jeweled Lids, Myth and Superstition


   When is an August Saeltzer Stein, Not? 

   Simon Peter Gerz

   Victor von Scheffel

   Celtic Art and the Historismus Movement

   A Single Event Merkelbach & Wick Stein

   Freising/HR Steins Enameled Over Saltglaze

   A Student Stein from the Freiberg School of Mining

   Schlaraffenland and Schlaraffia - An expanded version

   A "Classical" Hunter's Stein

   They Speak to Me

   The Pre-HR Freising Factory 1876-1882

   Freising/HR Character Steins

   Inspirations for the Art Found on HR Steins

   German Faience Beer Steins

   What are the Odds?

   To be, or Not to be Genuine, that is the Question.

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