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December 2020
Featured Stein

Merry Christmas from
Santa, Schultz and Dooley
by Steve Steigerwald
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The image above provides a link to the most recent in a series of short articles begun in 1999 as the Stein of the Month. Since that time more than two hundred and thirty articles have been published. Click here to see a visual index of the entire series of articles. There’s every likelihood that one or more of them will immediately grab your interest!

Do you have an interesting stein you could write about? All Featured Stein articles are provided by our members. They don’t need to be scholarly or lengthy, just interesting. Send text and photos by email to the webmaster.

A Holiday Season Break From Covid-19

Although we are always thankful for manifold blessings, including general good health among fellow collectors, 2020 has been a bit of a downer. Staying at home day after day, unable to troll antique malls or enjoy a restaurant meal, closed businesses and lost jobs, canceled convention and no chapter meetings, remote learning, a chaotic TV sports calendar, face masks and fogged glasses… when will it end? Since travel is restricted, let’s do some armchair traveling.

By LH DD/Dittrich – Own work,CC BY-SA 3.0,

As winter sets in and snow clouds gather, Christkindlmärkte spring up in cities around the world. Traditionally held in the town square, the market has food, drink and seasonal items from open-air stalls accompanied by traditional singing and dancing. Dresden’s Striezelmarkt was first held in 1434 and is considered the first genuine Christmas market. Click the image above to visit the market from the comfort of home. Masks not required!

Peace and Joy to all, bring on 2021!


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