2004 - from Pat Zimmerman
Ever hear of the lucky guy who bought a picture from a yard sale and
Rembrandt worth millions on the back of it? Well, my "find" is not
worth millions, but it is an $800.00 regimental stein which sat on a
for years and was used to hold receipts.
I belong to the German America Club in Louisville, KY. One day last
calendar showed the local Stein Club meeting, and I went. At the
members asked if I had any steins to appraise. I said I had some old
ones on my
bookcase but they weren't worth anything. They said, "go home and get
you never know." So I did. Well, imagine my surprise when it turned out
be worth about $200 just as it sat, dirty (actually brown from
the horseman's head gone and the horse bent over. They gave me the name
someone who could repair it. I sent it off and got it back in beautiful
Today, I took my stein back to the Thoroughbred Stein Verein and was
told it was
certainly worth $800.00.
I also learned the inscription meant "Ulan Regiment from Ludwigsburg
King Wilhelm I". The man's name was Hans Klimmer and he served
1903 to 1906.