Show & Tell


sci_two_line_logo_transparentThis page provides a showcase for our members and visitors to show others the steins in their collections. It may be used to show a particularly rare or unusual stein, to share an unusual story about a stein, or simply to brag about your latest acquisition. If you have questions about a stein go to SteinTalk. Do not use this page to ask questions.

If you have a story to tell, e-mail your photos and text to the Show and Tell Editor. The story can be very short and informal, just pictures and descriptions are all that is required. We will format it for you. The most recent contribution will be added to the top of this page


November 2014 Los Angeles Daily News article about the Bob Wilson Mettlach collection on display at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) in Pomona CA.
December 2012 Bob Wilson’s Mettlach collection at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) in Pomona CA.
November 2012 The Story behind My FIRST German Beer Steins.
November 2011 Stein Manufacturers Also Made Tobacco Jars
November 2010 3D Stags on Steins
September 2010 Disney Loves Beer Steins
May 2010 Local Newspaper Write-up on Stein Collecting Couple
April 2010 An Uncommon Three of a Kind
March 2010 Westerwald Water Jugs
August 2009 Musicbox Steins
April 2009 Hungarian Stein Collectors Association
November 2008 Interview with Founder of SCI
April 2006 Two Inexpensive Steins of Interest
August 2005 The Stein Way… A Newspaper Article About Stein Collecting
April 2004 An unexpected surprise…
November 2003 My Father’s US Military Stein (2nd Air Postal Squadron, Bitburg)
April 2003 The “maxlugar” Collection – Ten years of digging in NYC
March 2003 Greetings From Down Under: An Australian Collector shares his story
October 2002 Retired Navy Officer displays collection from the 50’s through the Millennium
April 2002 South Carolina couple travels to Crailsheim, Germany in search of Faience
March 2002 Todd Beckendorf earns Merit Badge with Dad’s stein collection
December 2001 George Petrusko begins collecting with a gift he bought for his brother
May 2001 Prized stein – a gift from a dear friend
November 2000 Pat Leners educates others with stein display at local library
July 2000 Jim Gasowski sets up display in local library to the delight of visitors
May 2000 Dave Swinford shares his faience steins from the 1700’s