|If you have found your way here, you must have an interest in beer steins – specifically, antique steins.Gambrinus Stein Club, a chapter of Stein Collectors International, was founded on one cold, blustery November day in 1972. We hold four meetings a year – February, May, August, and November and normally are held the 2nd Sunday of the month. Occasionally, our meeting date will conflict with a holiday and be moved to the following Sunday. We sometimes have a special meeting, such as a joint meeting with another SCI chapter.Our meetings normally start around noon – give or take 30 minutes. The first hour or so set aside for the set up of stein sale tables and general socializing. Around 1:00 – 1:30, lunch is served, followed by the general business meeting and the guest speaker.Guests are always welcome at our meeting. But please let us know you are coming and give us a count of how many will be coming with you. You will find meeting place, cost for the meal, and direction in the current newsletter posted on this site.
If you have a stein you want to know more about, bring it in and let one of our knowledgeable collectors tell you a little about your prized possession. We do not give appraisals but will be able to give you an estimated value, kind of like the Antique Road Show except in the case we probably know more than they do.
There are generally quite a number of steins for sale. Our members change their collection, get tired of something, or just want to cull out something. They then bring the pieces to our meetings and offer them for sale. You can find rare and unique steins that you might never see somewhere else.
Meeting and other event pictures can be seen at: Picasaweb (Google)
Contact Norm Paratore for more information.